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Replacing one office with another

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

  1. Antycher

    Antycher Flightless Bird

    I have Offie Standard 2007 on My ageing Dell, which has now died. (boo hoo)
    Wife decided she wanted Netbook, which comes with Home and Student 2007
    trial. Can I install the Standard on the netbook? Tried the CD key on my
    Standard to activate the Home and Student and Office says the key is
    incorrect. I have boxed Standard.

    Is it possible to uninstall the H and S from the netbok and install the
    Standard? I can't see a downloadable version of Standard on the MS site. How
    can I do this? Help!

    Am ringing MS as soon as open Monday
     
  2. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    "Antycher" <Antycher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5FC2EA42-4D6B-4408-82AC-D8F7024E9AF1@microsoft.com...
    > I have Offie Standard 2007 on My ageing Dell, which has now died. (boo
    > hoo)
    > Wife decided she wanted Netbook, which comes with Home and Student 2007
    > trial. Can I install the Standard on the netbook? Tried the CD key on my
    > Standard to activate the Home and Student and Office says the key is
    > incorrect. I have boxed Standard.
    >
    > Is it possible to uninstall the H and S from the netbok and install the
    > Standard? I can't see a downloadable version of Standard on the MS site.
    > How
    > can I do this? Help!
    >
    > Am ringing MS as soon as open Monday


    You need to uninstall the trial and activation assistant first. Then, if
    you don't have an external CD/DVD drive, you need to get to a computer that
    does and copy all the contents of the Standard CD to a thumb drive. Then
    you can install it on the netbook.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  3. Antycher

    Antycher Flightless Bird

    So I just drag and drop the contents of the disks to the memory stick and
    install from there? Great idea, never thought of that. Thought I would be
    able to download it from MS, and simply activate it on the netbook.

    Any last minute tips?

    "Michael" wrote:

    > "Antycher" <Antycher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:5FC2EA42-4D6B-4408-82AC-D8F7024E9AF1@microsoft.com...
    > > I have Offie Standard 2007 on My ageing Dell, which has now died. (boo
    > > hoo)
    > > Wife decided she wanted Netbook, which comes with Home and Student 2007
    > > trial. Can I install the Standard on the netbook? Tried the CD key on my
    > > Standard to activate the Home and Student and Office says the key is
    > > incorrect. I have boxed Standard.
    > >
    > > Is it possible to uninstall the H and S from the netbok and install the
    > > Standard? I can't see a downloadable version of Standard on the MS site.
    > > How
    > > can I do this? Help!
    > >
    > > Am ringing MS as soon as open Monday

    >
    > You need to uninstall the trial and activation assistant first. Then, if
    > you don't have an external CD/DVD drive, you need to get to a computer that
    > does and copy all the contents of the Standard CD to a thumb drive. Then
    > you can install it on the netbook.
    > --
    >
    >
    > "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    > If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >
    >
     
  4. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    So how do you plan to recover your o/s if your netbook has a problem?
    Think about it.

    "Antycher" <Antycher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A0EBB95D-ED1E-4C43-8085-AF6F36046B85@microsoft.com...
    > So I just drag and drop the contents of the disks to the memory stick and
    > install from there? Great idea, never thought of that. Thought I would be
    > able to download it from MS, and simply activate it on the netbook.
    >
    > Any last minute tips?
    >
    > "Michael" wrote:
    >
    >> "Antycher" <Antycher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:5FC2EA42-4D6B-4408-82AC-D8F7024E9AF1@microsoft.com...
    >> > I have Offie Standard 2007 on My ageing Dell, which has now died. (boo
    >> > hoo)
    >> > Wife decided she wanted Netbook, which comes with Home and Student 2007
    >> > trial. Can I install the Standard on the netbook? Tried the CD key on
    >> > my
    >> > Standard to activate the Home and Student and Office says the key is
    >> > incorrect. I have boxed Standard.
    >> >
    >> > Is it possible to uninstall the H and S from the netbok and install the
    >> > Standard? I can't see a downloadable version of Standard on the MS
    >> > site.
    >> > How
    >> > can I do this? Help!
    >> >
    >> > Am ringing MS as soon as open Monday

    >>
    >> You need to uninstall the trial and activation assistant first. Then, if
    >> you don't have an external CD/DVD drive, you need to get to a computer
    >> that
    >> does and copy all the contents of the Standard CD to a thumb drive. Then
    >> you can install it on the netbook.
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >>
    >>
     
  5. Antycher

    Antycher Flightless Bird

    I have a Toshiiba T130 with Win 7, I assumed that the Toshiba Recovery
    partition would cover that. . I have a portable hard drive with loads of
    space, suo I presume it's ok to back up the OS to that?

    Sorry if this sounds Thick, but I assume that would work?

    "DL" wrote:

    > So how do you plan to recover your o/s if your netbook has a problem?
    > Think about it.
    >
    > "Antycher" <Antycher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:A0EBB95D-ED1E-4C43-8085-AF6F36046B85@microsoft.com...
    > > So I just drag and drop the contents of the disks to the memory stick and
    > > install from there? Great idea, never thought of that. Thought I would be
    > > able to download it from MS, and simply activate it on the netbook.
    > >
    > > Any last minute tips?
    > >
    > > "Michael" wrote:
    > >
    > >> "Antycher" <Antycher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:5FC2EA42-4D6B-4408-82AC-D8F7024E9AF1@microsoft.com...
    > >> > I have Offie Standard 2007 on My ageing Dell, which has now died. (boo
    > >> > hoo)
    > >> > Wife decided she wanted Netbook, which comes with Home and Student 2007
    > >> > trial. Can I install the Standard on the netbook? Tried the CD key on
    > >> > my
    > >> > Standard to activate the Home and Student and Office says the key is
    > >> > incorrect. I have boxed Standard.
    > >> >
    > >> > Is it possible to uninstall the H and S from the netbok and install the
    > >> > Standard? I can't see a downloadable version of Standard on the MS
    > >> > site.
    > >> > How
    > >> > can I do this? Help!
    > >> >
    > >> > Am ringing MS as soon as open Monday
    > >>
    > >> You need to uninstall the trial and activation assistant first. Then, if
    > >> you don't have an external CD/DVD drive, you need to get to a computer
    > >> that
    > >> does and copy all the contents of the Standard CD to a thumb drive. Then
    > >> you can install it on the netbook.
    > >> --
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    > >> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Antycher

    Antycher Flightless Bird

    Doh. Installation worked fine, thanks for the assist, but My portable Hd
    doesn't count as a flash drive on which I can do a recovery of my OS meaning
    I now have to go and buy an *GB Flash memory stick! Why is this not made
    clear?
    Off to the shops tomorrow!

    "Antycher" wrote:

    > I have a Toshiiba T130 with Win 7, I assumed that the Toshiba Recovery
    > partition would cover that. . I have a portable hard drive with loads of
    > space, suo I presume it's ok to back up the OS to that?
    >
    > Sorry if this sounds Thick, but I assume that would work?
    >
    > "DL" wrote:
    >
    > > So how do you plan to recover your o/s if your netbook has a problem?
    > > Think about it.
    > >
    > > "Antycher" <Antycher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:A0EBB95D-ED1E-4C43-8085-AF6F36046B85@microsoft.com...
    > > > So I just drag and drop the contents of the disks to the memory stick and
    > > > install from there? Great idea, never thought of that. Thought I would be
    > > > able to download it from MS, and simply activate it on the netbook.
    > > >
    > > > Any last minute tips?
    > > >
    > > > "Michael" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> "Antycher" <Antycher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > >> news:5FC2EA42-4D6B-4408-82AC-D8F7024E9AF1@microsoft.com...
    > > >> > I have Offie Standard 2007 on My ageing Dell, which has now died. (boo
    > > >> > hoo)
    > > >> > Wife decided she wanted Netbook, which comes with Home and Student 2007
    > > >> > trial. Can I install the Standard on the netbook? Tried the CD key on
    > > >> > my
    > > >> > Standard to activate the Home and Student and Office says the key is
    > > >> > incorrect. I have boxed Standard.
    > > >> >
    > > >> > Is it possible to uninstall the H and S from the netbok and install the
    > > >> > Standard? I can't see a downloadable version of Standard on the MS
    > > >> > site.
    > > >> > How
    > > >> > can I do this? Help!
    > > >> >
    > > >> > Am ringing MS as soon as open Monday
    > > >>
    > > >> You need to uninstall the trial and activation assistant first. Then, if
    > > >> you don't have an external CD/DVD drive, you need to get to a computer
    > > >> that
    > > >> does and copy all the contents of the Standard CD to a thumb drive. Then
    > > >> you can install it on the netbook.
    > > >> --
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    > > >> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    > > >>
    > > >>

    > >
    > >
    > > .
    > >
     
  7. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Antycher" <Antycher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E279D8C4-707F-4444-AB90-FF947E04B13E@microsoft.com...
    > Doh. Installation worked fine, thanks for the assist, but My portable Hd
    > doesn't count as a flash drive on which I can do a recovery of my OS
    > meaning
    > I now have to go and buy an *GB Flash memory stick! Why is this not made
    > clear?
    > Off to the shops tomorrow!
    >
    > "Antycher" wrote:
    >
    >> I have a Toshiiba T130 with Win 7, I assumed that the Toshiba Recovery
    >> partition would cover that. . I have a portable hard drive with loads of
    >> space, suo I presume it's ok to back up the OS to that?
    >>
    >> Sorry if this sounds Thick, but I assume that would work?
    >>
    >> "DL" wrote:
    >>
    >> > So how do you plan to recover your o/s if your netbook has a problem?
    >> > Think about it.
    >> >
    >> > "Antycher" <Antycher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:A0EBB95D-ED1E-4C43-8085-AF6F36046B85@microsoft.com...
    >> > > So I just drag and drop the contents of the disks to the memory stick
    >> > > and
    >> > > install from there? Great idea, never thought of that. Thought I
    >> > > would be
    >> > > able to download it from MS, and simply activate it on the netbook.
    >> > >
    >> > > Any last minute tips?
    >> > >
    >> > > "Michael" wrote:
    >> > >
    >> > >> "Antycher" <Antycher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> > >> news:5FC2EA42-4D6B-4408-82AC-D8F7024E9AF1@microsoft.com...
    >> > >> > I have Offie Standard 2007 on My ageing Dell, which has now died.
    >> > >> > (boo
    >> > >> > hoo)
    >> > >> > Wife decided she wanted Netbook, which comes with Home and Student
    >> > >> > 2007
    >> > >> > trial. Can I install the Standard on the netbook? Tried the CD key
    >> > >> > on
    >> > >> > my
    >> > >> > Standard to activate the Home and Student and Office says the key
    >> > >> > is
    >> > >> > incorrect. I have boxed Standard.
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> > Is it possible to uninstall the H and S from the netbok and
    >> > >> > install the
    >> > >> > Standard? I can't see a downloadable version of Standard on the MS
    >> > >> > site.
    >> > >> > How
    >> > >> > can I do this? Help!
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> > Am ringing MS as soon as open Monday
    >> > >>
    >> > >> You need to uninstall the trial and activation assistant first.
    >> > >> Then, if
    >> > >> you don't have an external CD/DVD drive, you need to get to a
    >> > >> computer
    >> > >> that
    >> > >> does and copy all the contents of the Standard CD to a thumb drive.
    >> > >> Then
    >> > >> you can install it on the netbook.
    >> > >> --
    >> > >>
    >> > >>
    >> > >> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >> > >> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >> > >>
    >> > >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > .
    >> >


    Are you sure that the recovery program can actually write to a memory stick
    or does it require a DVD? Not sure about the netbooks but almost all
    computers, laptop and desktop, that have a recovery partition that can
    create a recovery media requires a DVD drive and blank DVDs or CDs. Check
    before wasting money on a flash drive. A decent portable DVD drive won't
    cost much more than a flash drive and you will have something that can then
    actually read and burn CD and DVDs.
     

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