Microsoft Office 2013 is now transferable
Yesterday, I had a lengthy story with a friend about Microsoft’s licensing terms for Office 2013 only tied to the original PC on which it was installed. My friend is one of those customers left fuming that Microsoft has changed its licensing terms for the single, perpetual license version of Office 2013 to allow the transfer of the license from one PC to another at least once every three months. The change in licensing terms takes immediate effect and applies to Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013, Office Professional 2013 and the standalone Office 2013 applications. The development is a big plus for PC users who opt for the perpetual single license version of Office 2013 instead of the subscription based Office 365, especially those that often upgrade their PC hardware.
According to the transferability provision to the Retail License Terms of the Software License Agreement for Microsoft Office 2013 Desktop Application Software, a user may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner. If you transfer the software to another computer, that other computer becomes the “licensed computer. A user may also transfer the software together with the license to a computer owned by someone else if user is the first licensed user of the software and if the user is the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement before the transfer. Any time a user transfer the software to a new computer, user must remove the software from the prior computer and you may not retain any copies.