I've installed Office Professional Plus 2013 on my machine, but it was installed via a downloader from Microsoft. As soon as I ran the downloader it immediately started installing it in the background. It wasn't my intention to install it on my machine; I wanted to step through the installer so I could help a family member over the phone install it on her machine.

The installer never asked me for a product key but it did ask me to sign in with a Microsoft account. I did NOT sign in.

If I uninstall it from my machine, can it be installed on my family member's machine and activated with the product key without any licensing trouble?

  • Just uninstall it from your machine once you do that it can be activate on your family members machine – Ramhound Aug 6 '14 at 1:20
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The installer and activation are two separate processes. You can use the installer as many times as you want, on as many machines as you want. Once you run Office, it will go through the activation process.

  • That's what I figured. Just wanted to make double-sure. I'm still used to the old way, where the product key ask required before installation finishes. Thanks! – kevin628 Aug 6 '14 at 1:32

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