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virtexpne

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Firstly, I don't know if this is legal or not so its illegal someone please tell me. :eek:

Basically my I've had my desktop pc for 5/6 years now and its running at a snails pace as you might imagine. I'm moving house soon so I'm keeping my funds tight, therefore rather than buying a new PC I just want to wipe this one and start again with it - that should get rid of all the junk I have on it and make it faster I think?

But the problem I have is when looking for all the CDs and what not I got when I first bought it, I can't for the life of me find my microsoft office package one. If I can't locate this, is it possible to burn the word/excel programs onto a cd now from my PC (If so how would I do this) so that when Ive wiped it I can simply stick my burned CD back in and install it?

Otherwise I presume I'm gonna have to go out to the shops and buy a new 2007 version am I? :(
 

1002richards

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Hi,
OpenOffice is free and fully legal and is fully compatible with MS Word, Excel & Powerpoint and I've migrated to it for similar reasons to you.
I prepare docs in OpenOffice and they work fine in my office with MS Word & Excel.

http://www.openoffice.org/

I hope this is of help?
Richard
 

cwwozniak

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... I can simply stick my burned CD back in and install it?
Sorry to say that reinstalling MS-Office is not quite that simple. Installing also involves changes to the Windows registry and I believe adding DLL files to various system directories.

Before wiping the disc, you may want to try contacting Microsoft about your options for getting replacement installation discs. I found this MS article for Office 2003 but they may have similar options for other versions.

How to order a replacement CD for Microsoft Office
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302822
 
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