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By tiger126 ·
How great, I can share a printer, files, internet connection, and programs, After buying the equipment I learn: NO!! At least with Microsoft Office. They don't permit the use of their apps through networking or anything. Please tell me this isn't so. Am working on MOS Cert.. passed Word 2000 Expert and now have 03 software on new PC. How can I use my old software on my new PC?

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by wayne In reply to Home Networking

Not totally clear, but it looks like you want to be able to run office apps that are installed on one pc from another pc. If this is the case, you're right it won't work, licensing, etc. If you own a Citrix license you could publish the apps through Citrix and run them thin through your other computer. If you don't have Citrix you can use a 3rd party vnc software like gotomypc to access your apps. If you simply just want to use your old software on your new pc, legally you have to remove it from the old pc and install directly on the new pc. If this is the case, I'm assuming you don't have the media necessary to get this done. It is legal to use someone elses media as long as you use your own license. Get the license from the old computer, sometimes located on the case, if it's not on the case you can use a keyfinder like the one @ http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml to find your keys on the old pc.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Home Networking

remote control?

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by haileyan In reply to Home Networking

Even if you enabled Terminal Server on the first machine (assuming it were a machine capable of this) you would technically need to license Office on every machine that connected and used Office through Terminal server.

Here is my suggestion #1: Uninstall Office from the first machine and install it on the new machine.

Suggestion #2: Download a free "Office Compaitble" office sweet to get your work done. OpenOffice.org is Microsoft Office compatible and is 100% FREE.

http://www.openoffice.org

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by dmiles In reply to Home Networking

Confused,Home networking allows you to share files and folders not applications,unless you have a server setup,so the only option available would be to load the programs in a different directory than the new software applications

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by dmiles In reply to Home Networking

Confused,Home networking allows you to share files and folders not applications,unless you have a server setup,so the only option available would be to load the programs in a different directory than the new software applications

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