My Office Product Key

Timothy Black 1 Reputation point

I have a new laptop. Can I use my current Office product key to set up my new laptop?

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Office Management
Office: A suite of Microsoft productivity software that supports common business tasks, including word processing, email, presentations, and data management and analysis.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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  1. Michael Taylor 49,781 Reputation points

    Can you use your existing Office product key to install Office on a new machine? Yes and No. Older versions of Office allowed you to install on multiple devices (depending upon type) for a single user. As of 2016 however I believe the rule is that you only get 1 device. So to use Office on a new machine you'll have to first remove it from the old machine. Office is a single device license now.

    This is probably to encourage you to go ahead and buy an Office 365 subscription which is cheaper per year than a full version of Office and allows you to install it on any machine that you're MS account is linked to. However you end up pay more over time (it is a subscription) but you do get the latest version available. For example I pay for a Microsoft 365 Family subscription. This costs me $70 per year but gives me 5 licenses of Office (for different users) and each user can use it on any device they are using. It also allows them to update to the latest versions as they are released. Hence I'm paying approximately $14 per year for the full Office suite and licensing problems go away.

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  2. Emi Zhang-MSFT 23,031 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Timothy Black ,
    What version of Office product are you using?
    Different versions contain different plans for users, I suggest you Open Excel or Word- go to File- Account and provide the detail version information here:
    Please upload a screenshot here so that I can get more accurate solutions to this problem. I’m glad to help and follow up your reply.

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  3. Jarosław Kossakowski 1 Reputation point

    Yes you can, the way how to do it depends which version of office you have, Microsoft allows you to move office usually for every 90 days.

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