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    Does my Office 2013 small screen licence key have any value? It came with my Asus T100 (I now have Office 365)

    Just working out whether it is something I can sell, or just something to give away.

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    Yes sell the licence card on Ebay

    i would be very interested if you were considering donating it . My daughters laptop has broken and her new one hasnt come with office
    best wishes trace

    You can put it on eBay for a quick sale, or sell it on here?

    I'm sure that it'll attract a few members so they can bundle it with there electronic goodies.

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    tdh31

    i would be very interested if you were considering donating it . My … i would be very interested if you were considering donating it . My daughters laptop has broken and her new one hasnt come with office best wishes trace



    Hi Tracy,

    You do realise that you can take the licence key from the old computer and use it to install office on the new one? Alternatively, you can install Open Office or one of its variants....or even use the free versions of MS Office that are available via Microsoft's OneDrive service online...

    As for my 'give it away' comment....my mum has a healthcare charity in West Africa. The staff earn about £60 a month - so MS Office licence keys are prohibitively expensive. If I can sell it, then the money would be more valuable to the charity than the MS Office licence key. If I can't sell it though, I'll be giving it to one of the doctor's out there (they are forever writing reports and creating powerpoints/excel stuff to show progress).

    So my apologies, but the licence key will either be going on Ebay, or to Africa

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    Con_G

    You can put it on eBay for a quick sale, or sell it on here?I'm sure that … You can put it on eBay for a quick sale, or sell it on here?I'm sure that it'll attract a few members so they can bundle it with there electronic goodies.



    Thanks for the reply. Any idea what it is worth? I would be happy to sell it via HUKD to save on the hassle

    thanks for that i will try will it let you reuse the code then

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    tdh31

    thanks for that i will try will it let you reuse the code then



    Yes. You may have to call up the Microsoft automated confirmation service - but that is free and easy.

    If you don't have the licence key to hand, you can extract it using Magic Jellybean

    thank you so much really appreciated

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    tdh31

    thank you so much really appreciated



    Also, if you just need a fairly full featured version of Excel and Word (and don't need powerpoint), you may well be able to install Microsoft Office 2010 free edition....which used to be bundled with netbook computers;

    downloadcrew.co.uk/art…ter
    The installation files come from Digital River, which is Microsoft's digital content distribution service.

    If it installs correctly, just install this little bit of software to remove the pesky sidebar adverts;
    kluug.net/off…php

    wenttoabetterplace

    Thanks for the reply. Any idea what it is worth? I would be happy to sell … Thanks for the reply. Any idea what it is worth? I would be happy to sell it via HUKD to save on the hassle



    From the Microsoft website it's £109.99 apparently. But from other reputable sources it's around £70 without dwelling into eBay prices. That is for Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student though.
    Edited by: "Con_G" 13th Dec 2014

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    Con_G

    From the Microsoft website it's £109.99 apparently. But from other … From the Microsoft website it's £109.99 apparently. But from other reputable sources it's around £70 without dwelling into eBay prices. That is for Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student though.



    Thank you. So it would seem to be pretty valuable. Good to know :).
    I shall stick an advert on HUKD for £50 and see what happens. I may even be able to dig my second licence up from somewhere (my original T100 got stolen last New Year's eve down in Gran Canaria. I never even thought to sell on the Office licence key)

    wenttoabetterplace

    Thank you. So it would seem to be pretty valuable. Good to know :).I … Thank you. So it would seem to be pretty valuable. Good to know :).I shall stick an advert on HUKD for £50 and see what happens. I may even be able to dig my second licence up from somewhere (my original T100 got stolen last New Year's eve down in Gran Canaria. I never even thought to sell on the Office licence key)



    Sounds good, sorry to hear about the theft that's never a good situation.

    Make sure to check the FS/FT Rules before posting. Can be found here.

    Good luck with your sale.

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    Con_G

    Sounds good, sorry to hear about the theft that's never a good situation. … Sounds good, sorry to hear about the theft that's never a good situation. Make sure to check the FS/FT Rules before posting. Can be found here.Good luck with your sale.



    Fortunately, I had turned on Bitlocker protection before I went on holiday - so they wouldn't have been able to get access to the Office licence key, or any of my private files. That's only the second time I've been a victim of crime in 29 years....so I'd had a good run of things :).
    Thanks for your advice

    Microsoft 2013 licencing only allowed installation on 1 pc, if it has been activated then chances are it wont work on another system. Older versions you could install more than once. If it is a retail version you may be okay but I suspect it is what they call an oem version which means it is only licensed for the system it was supplied with. Just mentioning it in case you do decide to sell it and it doesn t work. You will find microsoft very strict with this. I had a client who had office, changed their motherboard because it died for a different make and office stopped working and even though it was same machine microsoft wouldnt renew the key and they had to buy a new copy.

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    willy_doit

    Microsoft 2013 licencing only allowed installation on 1 pc, if it has … Microsoft 2013 licencing only allowed installation on 1 pc, if it has been activated then chances are it wont work on another system. Older versions you could install more than once. If it is a retail version you may be okay but I suspect it is what they call an oem version which means it is only licensed for the system it was supplied with. Just mentioning it in case you do decide to sell it and it doesn t work. You will find microsoft very strict with this. I had a client who had office, changed their motherboard because it died for a different make and office stopped working and even though it was same machine microsoft wouldnt renew the key and they had to buy a new copy.



    That makes a fair bit of sense. I'll see if I can install it on another device. If not, I guess it'll just stay in the box for when (/if) I sell my T100.
    Thank you
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