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Use old version on new PC?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Rick, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Rick

    Rick Flightless Bird

    Can I use an old version of office from my old (disabled) PC and move it to
    my new Laptop?
     
  2. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Rick" <Rick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B8792074-00E6-4675-AF82-4F6729C49F96@microsoft.com...
    > Can I use an old version of office from my old (disabled) PC and move it
    > to
    > my new Laptop?


    Possibly. If it was OEM (for sale or use on a new PC on the disk label)
    then no as it dies with the first computer it was installed onto.

    If retail then yes as long as you can get it to install. Office 2002 and
    newer are not supported on Windows Vista and later operating systems but
    most features and programs will install and still work on those operating
    systems.

    Remove any trial Office program and their related activation assistant and
    then reboot the computer prior to attempting to install any retail version
    of Office.
     
  3. Dave townsend

    Dave townsend Flightless Bird

    I think that you meant to say that versions of Office prior to 2003 are not
    fully supported by Vista and Windows7. I'm not aware of any compatibility
    issues with 2003 (I use it with Vista with no issues). There are issues with
    Office 2000 and Vista with Outlook.

    "LVTravel" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "Rick" <Rick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:B8792074-00E6-4675-AF82-4F6729C49F96@microsoft.com...
    > > Can I use an old version of office from my old (disabled) PC and move it
    > > to
    > > my new Laptop?

    >
    > Possibly. If it was OEM (for sale or use on a new PC on the disk label)
    > then no as it dies with the first computer it was installed onto.
    >
    > If retail then yes as long as you can get it to install. Office 2002 and
    > newer are not supported on Windows Vista and later operating systems but
    > most features and programs will install and still work on those operating
    > systems.
    >
    > Remove any trial Office program and their related activation assistant and
    > then reboot the computer prior to attempting to install any retail version
    > of Office.
    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. ANONYMOUS

    ANONYMOUS Flightless Bird

    You can do anything you want. You paid for the product so who cares. The only
    time you *may* have a problem is when the office product on your old laptop is
    OEM branded in which case the idiots may have tampered with the binaries to
    stop you from installing on a new machine. I must add that I have had no such
    problems but then I am a seasoned computer technician.

    hth


    Rick wrote:

    > Can I use an old version of office from my old (disabled) PC and move it to
    > my new Laptop?
     
  5. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Dave townsend" <Davetownsend@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E45D28EC-47D8-4B43-9379-7265DDA01656@microsoft.com...
    > I think that you meant to say that versions of Office prior to 2003 are
    > not
    > fully supported by Vista and Windows7. I'm not aware of any compatibility
    > issues with 2003 (I use it with Vista with no issues). There are issues
    > with
    > Office 2000 and Vista with Outlook.
    >
    > "LVTravel" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> "Rick" <Rick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:B8792074-00E6-4675-AF82-4F6729C49F96@microsoft.com...
    >> > Can I use an old version of office from my old (disabled) PC and move
    >> > it
    >> > to
    >> > my new Laptop?

    >>
    >> Possibly. If it was OEM (for sale or use on a new PC on the disk label)
    >> then no as it dies with the first computer it was installed onto.
    >>
    >> If retail then yes as long as you can get it to install. Office 2002 and
    >> newer are not supported on Windows Vista and later operating systems but
    >> most features and programs will install and still work on those operating
    >> systems.
    >>
    >> Remove any trial Office program and their related activation assistant
    >> and
    >> then reboot the computer prior to attempting to install any retail
    >> version
    >> of Office.
    >>
    >> .
    >>


    Yep, brain fart!
     

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