2nd hand software

  sandyg182 09:27 19 Oct 07
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Are there any risks attached to using a borrowed version of Microsft Office to install on a new laptop? I will have the codes etc.

Cheers

  rawprawn 09:30 19 Oct 07

Yes it's illegal, if you don't own the license.

  crosstrainer 09:42 19 Oct 07

As "borrowed" software...I'm afraid as rawprawn say's it's illegal.

  skeletal 12:25 19 Oct 07

Unless, of course, the person from whom you buy the software removes it from their computer/has never installed it.

Skeletal

  davidprc 12:54 19 Oct 07

It is illegal so why not use Open Office or some other free or cheaper Office alternative?

  sandyg182 19:45 19 Oct 07

Excuse me being the naive one here, but why does it make a differnce if the person who you buy it from has removed it from thier PC?

  woodchip 19:48 19 Oct 07

When you buy software it can only be run on one PC when it's Microsoft at least

  sandyg182 19:55 19 Oct 07

Legally you mean?

  woodchip 19:59 19 Oct 07

yes

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