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Transfering MS Office 2003 licences

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)' started by cable_monkey78, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. cable_monkey78

    cable_monkey78 New Member

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    Hi Guys/gals

    I'm hoping someone can help me here with a problem i have.

    My gf purchased a the full version of ms office 2003 with 4 licences for use in her office. However following the purchase the company donwsized and no longer needed the programs.

    Now i'd like to just put them on Ebay and be done with it but i understand its a bit of a mine field.

    Trying to track down the invoice from the company she purchased them from but remember that when i did speak to them about it theysaid there was absolutley no way that they could be sold? Surely being completley unused there is a way to transfer legally.

    Hope this is the right place, if not can someone point me in the right direction.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sparky
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    Is the media still boxed up?
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    What type of licensing was it? Was it a standard retail licence or was it an Open license/Volume license/OEM licence? Plus if it was a retail licence, like Sparky asked:

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    Not if they're OEM licenses. Those legally attach to an individual computer. Only retail licenses can be freely transferred from one computer to another (but installed on only one computer at a time).

    If they're retail licenses, then whoever possesses the Certificate of Authenticity / Product Key owns the software. No actual key in hand == no license.
     
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  5. cable_monkey78

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    Hi guys thanf for replying, I realised after reading it back there really wasnt much useful, info there. I'm trying to upload a picture of the disks but having no luck.

    Basically ive got 5 discs in microsoft cd wallets a Office proessional 2003 various services packs etc
    4 electronic licences.
    There is no paperwork with the disks, when i enquired about this the guy said it has to be done online.

    The email i have retrieved today has listed the following
    1 Microsoft OLP Office pro 2003 win 32(english) CD media
    4 Microsoft OLP Office professional 2007 (English)

    Copy of original invoice will be arriving in the morning.

    After a bit of research today im assuming that OLP has something to do with Open Licence Parrots(?)

    Got the same issue with 4 x Photoshop CS3 licences but spoke to a nice guy at Adobe and he said it was fine to transfer the licences over.

    I have downloaded a form from MS which seems to imply i can transfer the licences if i let MS know?

    But obviously i really need to know if im doing anything that will get the item chucked off ebay. Or indeed if anyone knows where i can get rid of such things. Its doing my head in now!!!!:rolleyes:
     
  6. wagnerk
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    OLP stands for Open License Program, it's one of Microsoft's volume licensing programs.

    See here.

    One thing to note, that OLP licensing are aimed at businesses and not individuals, plus some Open Licenses are not perpetual, eg full license to use until X date.

    The site that the guy was referring to would be either https://licensing.microsoft.com or https://eopen.microsoft.com as these are the websites that you would manage your licenses from.

    For more info, I would strongly recommend contacting your MS reseller/representative.

    Hope this helps

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