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    Microsoft HUP - Backup DVD

    With regards to the Microsoft HUP for Office, if we ordered a Backup DVD could we create our own copies for distribution to staff in our Library? (The idea being they could then pay the £8.95 for their serial number / digital download then loan a copy of the media from the Library if they needed it rather than having to fork out another £8.95 which they probably won't be too happy about!!! Despite how much they're saving if they actually bought it retail...).

    Or is the media tied to the individual serial keys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by googlemad View Post
    With regards to the Microsoft HUP for Office, if we ordered a Backup DVD could we create our own copies for distribution to staff in our Library? (The idea being they could then pay the £8.95 for their serial number / digital download then loan a copy of the media from the Library if they needed it rather than having to fork out another £8.95 which they probably won't be too happy about!!! Despite how much they're saving if they actually bought it retail...).

    Or is the media tied to the individual serial keys?
    I left it up to staff to decide, the only part I played in it was offering. If they grumble about an extra £10 (for roundings sake) and paying a total of £20 for a £60/£100 product that's up to them.

    I have a feeling, but can't remember for definite, that the normal Volume Licencing media works for the licence code.

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    The backup DVD is completely pointless IMO since staff can simply log back into their HUP account and download the software again.

    Code:
    https://www.microsofthup.com/hupuk/myaccountlogon.aspx?culture=en-GB
    The installer for Office 2013 is only ~1MB! That's small enough to be zipped up and attached to an e-mail or stored on a USB flash drive along with all of their other documents.

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