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Office XP (2002) on Windows 7 Home, then upgrade to Office 2007

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Patrick, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Patrick

    Patrick Flightless Bird

    I want to buy a laptop Sony Vaio VPCF11S1E with Windows 7 Home premium
    (64-bit) and trial Office.
    As I have Office XP Pro (2002) installed on my previous Dell (OEM), I would
    like to know if I can install this Office XP on the Sony, running on Windows
    7 Home.
    And then buy and install UPGRADE version of Office Standard 2007

    Please advice
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    You would need to uninstall any Trial together with Activation Assistant,
    reboot prior to installing any paid for version.
    Its not neccessary to install the earlier version product, you simply need
    the old Office cd available, when your upgrade installation complains.
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/FX101754511033.aspx

    "Patrick" <Patrick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7EB206F2-B2CF-4086-9722-776C08AD3874@microsoft.com...
    >I want to buy a laptop Sony Vaio VPCF11S1E with Windows 7 Home premium
    > (64-bit) and trial Office.
    > As I have Office XP Pro (2002) installed on my previous Dell (OEM), I
    > would
    > like to know if I can install this Office XP on the Sony, running on
    > Windows
    > 7 Home.
    > And then buy and install UPGRADE version of Office Standard 2007
    >
    > Please advice
     
  3. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Patrick" <Patrick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7EB206F2-B2CF-4086-9722-776C08AD3874@microsoft.com...
    > I want to buy a laptop Sony Vaio VPCF11S1E with Windows 7 Home premium
    > (64-bit) and trial Office.
    > As I have Office XP Pro (2002) installed on my previous Dell (OEM), I
    > would
    > like to know if I can install this Office XP on the Sony, running on
    > Windows
    > 7 Home.
    > And then buy and install UPGRADE version of Office Standard 2007
    >
    > Please advice


    I may be reading you wrong when you say "XP Pro" then later "Dell (OEM.)"
    If the Office XP Pro is an OEM version it is forever tied to the original
    computer, the Dell. To find out if it is OEM, either look at the activation
    key sticker supplied with the Office program or start one of the programs
    and then click Help, About and read the EULA or even possibly look at the
    product key listed. If it says OEM after the first 5 characters and the
    first hyphen it is an OEM version.

    If it is a retail version then it can be transferred to the new computer.
    It may even be able to be used on both computers (by the same person)
    according to the license EULA if it is retail.
     

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