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Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by TechnoBlast, Mar 15, 2005.

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  1. TechnoBlast

    TechnoBlast Thread Starter

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    I have a laptop that has Office 2003 Basic. I want to upgrade my laptop from XP Home to XP Pro. Of couse fresh install. I want to re-install office 2K3 Basic after I install XP Pro. Since I already activated my Product Key is there a way to transfer that key when I have XP Pro running?

    I really dont want to get another copy of Office 2K3. Since I have one I can just transfer, correct?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    Just reinstall it and reactivate it when prompted. Since it'll only be installed on one machine, there shouldn't be any problem.
     
  3. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

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    I agree, a reinstall of office should not be a problem.
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    There is no problem with reinstalling Office 2003 using the same key

    it works a bit like XP activation and is based on the hardaware of the machine so you might not need to reactivate it

    Most office suites from M$ actually allow 2 concurrent instals one on a desktop & 1 on a laptop. the licence does allow this on office 2002 & previous, I haven't tried 2003 yet so I can't say

    It does say theat only one csn be in use at atime, but it's intended for peoplke who use a laptop when travelling etc and go back to home/office and synchronise with desktop
     
  5. o.0

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    but if you do need another activation key most programs have it where you can just buy a new key instead of the whole program..just a thought
     
  6. DoubleHelix

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    You wouldn't buy a key. You'd buy a license. In a cursory search, I couldn't find a place on the web that sold just an Office 2003 Standard license. I only found various licenses for business, not individuals. It would probably be easier and cheaper to purchase a 2nd OEM copy of Office if you need another.

    This is provided as general information since it appears that the OP does not need a 2nd license.
     
  7. wedor

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    Best value for home users with either a student or a teacher is the student/teacher edition of Office, retails for $150 and allows you to install it on 3 computers.
     
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    In most cases if the key is rejected it will prompt you with contact information so that you can get a new code to reactivate it. XP Pro has that, and I have used it.
     
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