Office 2021 Pro Plus license and activation


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I just bought an Office 2021 Pro Plus license from a site and it was mentioned that I needed to activate office by Phone.
I received the key and with that there was the instruction for activation. In that instruction they also said that I have to
activate office by phone. But when I installed office and opened it for the first time, it asked for a key and after entering
the key I received it simply asked me to accept terms and it was activated! My question is: Did I receive another version
of Office then the one I bought?
I used officedeploymenttool to install office because I only wanted to install Word and Exel. In the Office2021configuration.xml
I added <Product ID="ProPlus2021Volume"> but it didn't work and gave me an error. So I changed it with <"ProPlus2021Retail">
and installation worked this time. Dose this mean I can transfer my license to another PC if I need to?
 

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Yes you can move it to another computer. Your product key is registered to your Microsoft account.

You need to uninstall it before activating it on the new computer. See below from Microsoft: (You can find the same by signing into your Office Account at: Sign in to your Microsoft account Click on the little down arrow where it says install (nothing will start installing)>Click on>Need help installing (This will open a page with lots of help. Halfway down the page you will see the below.



Move Office to another computer
  • Uninstall Office from the original computer.
  • On the new computer, sign in to your My Account page and click Install. After you finish installing, you may be asked to activate Office over the phone.
 

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it was mentioned that I needed to activate office by Phone.
In that instruction they also said that I have to activate office by phone.

Sorry but might they have said that you "might" have to activate by phone?

Certainly there have been reports of users having to use phone activation when they reinstalled, even on the same computer.

All the best,
Denis
 

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rezpower

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Yes you can move it to another computer. Your product key is registered to your Microsoft account.

You need to uninstall it before activating it on the new computer. See below from Microsoft: (You can find the same by signing into your Office Account at: Sign in to your Microsoft account Click on the little down arrow where it says install (nothing will start installing)>Click on>Need help installing (This will open a page with lots of help. Halfway down the page you will see the below.



Move Office to another computer
  • Uninstall Office from the original computer.
  • On the new computer, sign in to your My Account page and click Install. After you finish installing, you may be asked to activate Office over the phone.
Thanks a lot for this information. I am on a local account and never use my MS account. But maybe it's a good idea to login to my MS account and have the license attached to that account !
Sorry but might they have said that you "might" have to activate by phone?

Certainly there have been reports of users having to use phone activation when they reinstalled, even on the same computer.

All the best,
Denis
No when buying the license there were two choices. One was phone activation account and the other one retail key. The phone activation account was MUCH cheaper and that's why I chose that!
 

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    Intel i7-12800H
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    32 GB DDR5 4800 MHz dual-channel
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    NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti
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    Steinberg UR44
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    1 TB SSD (M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4
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    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes
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