It used to be that you can buy one license of the Microsoft suite and share the license with other users in your household, or put it on different computers in your household. But then Microsoft got tire of people buying one license and using them on 10 to 50 computers, so they tighten the policy, and now, you must buy the license for each user. Sometimes you can buy a license for several users, but it has to be purchase with multiple users or PCs, otherwise it won’t work.
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