Office Activation After XP to 7

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  1. bunglito

    bunglito New Member

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    Before I go for the upgrade I would like to have something confirmed. I purchased office 2007 and the CD key only allows for two activations and I have used both. Moving from XP to windows 7 would require a clean install and a reinstall of ms office. Since I have already activated my license key twice, will I be able to reinstall and activate my existing copy of ms office 2007?
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    How many total installs will you have when you are done, and how long has it been since you activated the previous installs?

    I would say just try it. If it won't activate, call Microsoft and explain to them.
     
  3. bunglito

    bunglito New Member

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    I have activated two installs already and after moving from xp to 7 would be my third. I didn't want to just try it because I have not purchased windows 7 yet and would prefer not to if my copy of office would not be activated. Also, I tried calling Microsoft once before and was hung up on by the automated system 3 or 4 times so, I'm not all that excited about the prospect. I purchased a netbook with xp installed about a month or two ago and that is when I installed and activated office for the second time.
     
  4. jeepea

    jeepea New Member

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    I plan on doing the same thing, upgrading to Windows 7 and then reinstalling Office 2007. According to information I found on another site, when you do a reinstall of Office, you call Microsoft Office Activation line at 1-888-652-2342. I can't say for sure if this is a good number or not as I don't yet have my Windows 7 disks so haven't done the upgrade yet. Apparently you can't activate online after having previously used your licenses, but Microsoft will do it for you over the phone. Here is a link to a page from Microsoft that gives more information on doing a phone activation:

    How to contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center

    Hope this helps.

     

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