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Same application for dual boot OS

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by muneer_iub, Dec 13, 2011.

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  1. muneer_iub

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    I have dual boot operating system, Windows 7 & Windows XP on my system. I want to use the Microsoft Office in windows 7 that is installed in Windows XP . Ido not want to install it again in Win 7.

    in general, is there any way to use an application installed in one operating system , in other dual boot O/S.

    Thanks

    Muneer



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    In general, there may be. In the particular case of Microsoft word, no.
    This is because Microsoft word checks that it is installed and registered properly using various checks including values in the windows registry, and these will only be present in your XP registry.

    When you use Windows 7, it loads different registry hives which don't contain those critical keys.

    In this instance you would need to install Office on your windows 7 machine, and I'm not sure (as I don't use Microsoft Office) whether that would fall within the terms of the license.
     
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