Windows 8.1 + Office 2013 : Device with preinstalled FREE version

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by AnarethoS, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

    Jul 31, 2009
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    Hi everyone,

    Some new tablet running under Windows 8.1 come with a free (and full) version of Office 2013 pre-installed.

    Since I never use "pre-installed" version of os on any device, I will surely format such device and reinstall Windows 8.1 from scratch. But what about Office 2013? Does it's activation will be similar to Windows 8.1 and will check for a KEY Inside the UEFI firmware (so a simplet install is OK)? It is a pre-installed "regular" key (which I would have to extract before reinstalling) or .... ?

    Anyone knows?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    For what i know it's an oem kit (same was done for office 2010 i tested it), and it's effectively a pre-installed key. But concerning tablet i don't know.
     
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  3. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    So, Asus had to install manually a different key on all is T100 tablet? Ok... so if I but one I will have to extract the key first then!
     
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