Article Author Yes, it will work just fine for you. The retail edition of Office Home and Student, the "family pack", allows you to run office on up to 3 computers at the same time "in your home". AND, it allows you to transfer those installations to new computers in the future. You can either activate pre-installed Office trials that you find on many new computers, as you did on the Win7 machine. For computers that do not have a trial installed, you can download and save the installation file to the hard drive of the Vista computer and then run it to do the installation.
It automatically activated on my Windows 7 computer but now I want it on a desktop that runs Vista and has no office program. Do you think this will work. The essentials to get it all done.