Legal use of Microsoft Office Professional?

May 31, 2009 at 18:29:00
Specs: Windows XP
Hello!

I had a friend give me Microsoft Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003 a while back and I am wondering wether its really legal for me to be using the software because its a Enterprise edition and I am not associated with any enterprise/educational institute.

I have the genuine CD's with product key intact, so the question is not if they are genuine but rather If I'm legally allowed to use the software for personal use.

So If I have the disks and product key in my possesion does this make it legal or is it against the the Terms of Use because its an Enterprise Edtion?

Please provide source links for your answer, I need to know for sure, not just speculation.

Thanks so much!!
-Brad

PS: the there are 3 disks and they read:

Disk 1:
Microsoft Office Professional
Enterprise Editon 2003
(Product Key Required)

June 2004
Applications
Student Media

Disk 2:
Microsoft Office Professional
Enterprise Editon 2003
Service Pack 1

November 2004
Applications
Student Media

Disk 3:
Microsoft Office Professional
(Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
with Business Contact Manager Update)

July 2005
Applications
Student Media /
At Home Media

All 3 are the same part number:
End Part No. 269-08393

There is a label on one of the disks that states:
MFG REFERENCE: AVTO 081905

which led me to find where it seems these disks originated from:
http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/de...


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June 1, 2009 at 05:23:16
Perhaps this will help:

http://news.office-watch.com/t/n.as...

EEOC


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