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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by theseodude, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    Hello

    If I have a legit disc of MS Office 2007 with legit key, and I install it on my computer, and then sell the disc on CL or wherever, will the customer be able to install Office on their computer? Will they run into any problems, like will they get an error saying "this disc has already been installed on another computer"?
    I know MS says you can only install on one computer, but technically, is it possible to install on many computers? I mean how would the disc know that it's already been installed?
     
  2. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    MS Office software calls home all the time. MS Office activation is controlled by MS Servers. MS can deactivate your installed copy at any time asking you to re-verify the key. If the code is determined active on other systems it will block you from activating your copy. Not a good idea to share the key or sell it to a stranger. You might be looking for another copy soon.
     
  3. ADHD-Dude

    ADHD-Dude Power Member

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    If he gets a trial version on his PC and then he sells the original he is ok
     
  4. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Depends what copy you have, I always got ones from people I knew that worked for the state, their cd-key was good for a ton of machines. If it says only good for one then you risk issues if it calls home when you're online, dunno though.
     
  5. carlikito

    carlikito Regular Member

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    Don't know for sure on 2007, but on Office 2010 it will tell you at activation time that the key is already being used/maximun activations reached and to enter a new key.
     
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    dubious Regular Member

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    You have to remeber, when you purchase software you are not buying the bytes and .exe of that software: you're buying the license to use the software as agreed upon.

    MS have single computer licences, volume licences (Small business under 250 computers, Medium Business 250+, Enterprise) etc.

    You likely only have the single license. The call to home for each individual key will determine if something is installed on more than one computer. Don't sell software to people that might not work because you want to make an extra buck, tis bad karma.
     
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    To simply answer your question, if you're going to do that you might as well get a pirate copy.

    Not that I am advocating anything.