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Activating Office 2007. How long?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by officeuser53, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. officeuser53

    officeuser53 Flightless Bird

    How long can I activate Office 2007? My computer might break down in 5 years.
    Then I will buy new hardware and wish to install my spare Windows XP and my
    spare license of retail Office 2007 (because I am used to them): Will I be
    able to activate them at that time in the future???
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    And if a PC fails in 5+ years why would you then want to install a version
    of windows, which has currently been superceeded by Vista & now Win7
    Assuming the world still exits in 5 years time I suspect that MS will also

    "officeuser53" <officeuser53@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:735A8AF7-3747-4342-A403-D38CC7E801E2@microsoft.com...
    > How long can I activate Office 2007? My computer might break down in 5
    > years.
    > Then I will buy new hardware and wish to install my spare Windows XP and
    > my
    > spare license of retail Office 2007 (because I am used to them): Will I be
    > able to activate them at that time in the future???
     
  3. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "officeuser53" <officeuser53@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:735A8AF7-3747-4342-A403-D38CC7E801E2@microsoft.com...
    > How long can I activate Office 2007? My computer might break down in 5
    > years.
    > Then I will buy new hardware and wish to install my spare Windows XP and
    > my
    > spare license of retail Office 2007 (because I am used to them): Will I be
    > able to activate them at that time in the future???


    As DL indicated, 5 years is a long time in computer world. There are many
    computers now shipping that can not load and run Windows XP because the
    device manufacturers have not written device drivers for their new (5 years
    from now or current) pieces of hardware that have been installed to create
    the computer. That Windows XP installation disk you currently have may just
    be a worthless coaster in 5 years with a new computer.

    Office 2007 on the other hand probably will have an active life of about 10
    years. Office 2003 is still supported and that has been 7 years since it's
    introduction. It will run and is supported on the latest operating system
    (Win 7.) It may not be supported on the next operating system that is
    introduced by Microsoft in about 3 years or so. Just like earlier versions
    of Office, just because it isn't "supported" doesn't mean it can't be run on
    newer operating systems. Just if you have an issue with it you would be "on
    your own" in an effort to find a workaround.
     
  4. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Please post back letting us know any difficulties you have then.

    officeuser53 wrote:

    > How long can I activate Office 2007? My computer might break down in 5 years.
    > Then I will buy new hardware and wish to install my spare Windows XP and my
    > spare license of retail Office 2007 (because I am used to them): Will I be
    > able to activate them at that time in the future???
     
  5. officeuser53

    officeuser53 Flightless Bird

    Thanks, this is very helpful: XP questionable because of the hardware, Office
    2007 yes. I don't really need new versions, in fact I find that new
    technology like aero shakes distracts me from my work. Once every 5-10 years
    seems about right.

    "LVTravel" wrote:

    >
    > "officeuser53" <officeuser53@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:735A8AF7-3747-4342-A403-D38CC7E801E2@microsoft.com...
    > > How long can I activate Office 2007? My computer might break down in 5
    > > years.
    > > Then I will buy new hardware and wish to install my spare Windows XP and
    > > my
    > > spare license of retail Office 2007 (because I am used to them): Will I be
    > > able to activate them at that time in the future???

    >
    > As DL indicated, 5 years is a long time in computer world. There are many
    > computers now shipping that can not load and run Windows XP because the
    > device manufacturers have not written device drivers for their new (5 years
    > from now or current) pieces of hardware that have been installed to create
    > the computer. That Windows XP installation disk you currently have may just
    > be a worthless coaster in 5 years with a new computer.
    >
    > Office 2007 on the other hand probably will have an active life of about 10
    > years. Office 2003 is still supported and that has been 7 years since it's
    > introduction. It will run and is supported on the latest operating system
    > (Win 7.) It may not be supported on the next operating system that is
    > introduced by Microsoft in about 3 years or so. Just like earlier versions
    > of Office, just because it isn't "supported" doesn't mean it can't be run on
    > newer operating systems. Just if you have an issue with it you would be "on
    > your own" in an effort to find a workaround.
    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "officeuser53" <officeuser53@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FC17E622-F9C2-423D-B68C-8C6512FDC3D1@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks, this is very helpful: XP questionable because of the hardware,
    > Office
    > 2007 yes. I don't really need new versions, in fact I find that new
    > technology like aero shakes distracts me from my work. Once every 5-10
    > years
    > seems about right.
    >
    > "LVTravel" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "officeuser53" <officeuser53@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:735A8AF7-3747-4342-A403-D38CC7E801E2@microsoft.com...
    >> > How long can I activate Office 2007? My computer might break down in 5
    >> > years.
    >> > Then I will buy new hardware and wish to install my spare Windows XP
    >> > and
    >> > my
    >> > spare license of retail Office 2007 (because I am used to them): Will I
    >> > be
    >> > able to activate them at that time in the future???

    >>
    >> As DL indicated, 5 years is a long time in computer world. There are many
    >> computers now shipping that can not load and run Windows XP because the
    >> device manufacturers have not written device drivers for their new (5
    >> years
    >> from now or current) pieces of hardware that have been installed to
    >> create
    >> the computer. That Windows XP installation disk you currently have may
    >> just
    >> be a worthless coaster in 5 years with a new computer.
    >>
    >> Office 2007 on the other hand probably will have an active life of about
    >> 10
    >> years. Office 2003 is still supported and that has been 7 years since
    >> it's
    >> introduction. It will run and is supported on the latest operating
    >> system
    >> (Win 7.) It may not be supported on the next operating system that is
    >> introduced by Microsoft in about 3 years or so. Just like earlier
    >> versions
    >> of Office, just because it isn't "supported" doesn't mean it can't be run
    >> on
    >> newer operating systems. Just if you have an issue with it you would be
    >> "on
    >> your own" in an effort to find a workaround.
    >>
    >> .
    >>


    By using classic view on Vista (haven't installed Win 7 yet but probably the
    same) you can get rid of most of the "pretty" CPU cycle robbing features of
    Vista and make it look and function more like XP. One of the first things I
    do on a new computer is go to classic view. It is amazing that I really
    don't miss any of the "pretty" and I have all of the functional features
    that I had in XP and if I want I can still access most of the new features
    of Vista. Just like the ribbon on Office 2007 and 2010, I don't like some
    of the new features but some of them you have to live with and get used to
    using as the power of computers increases the writers of the programs and
    operating systems (not just Microsoft) use that power more to provide new
    features.
     

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