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Solved: Reinstall Microsoft Office 2003 on the Same Computer

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  1. kyle7119

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    I am doing a clean install of windows and was wondering that if, after I wipe my hard drive/registry, will I be able to reinstall the same copy of Microsft Office on the computer. I still have the CD and the CD key. I am just afriad that it won't let me register it again with the same CD key.
     
  2. StillAlive

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    it depends, if this is your 2nd or 3rd time re-installing Office it should allow you to register and use it without a problem. if it doesn't you can always call Microsoft and let them know that you need to re-install Office in that same computer it was originally registered in and that you had had to clean install Windows again.
     
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    Okay! right after I posted I went and did a little bit of research.

    I found:

    - if your Office 2003 is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) version, then you can install it all you want..as long as you do it in the same machine and the motherboard or CPU have not changed. this is because of the OEM license which binds the software to the motherboard and/or the CPU..once you change that, the software will "think" you installed it on a different machine.

    - Full versions (which come in the fancy package) will allow you to install it in 2 sets of Motherboard/CPU. meaning..with a full version you can change your motherboard or CPU once after the original installation and still install the software one more time with the new hardware.

    activation wise..there is no limit as long as you keep the same hardware.
     
  4. dash25

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    u should mention ur operating system also. however, stay cool, u can reinstall ur windows and also office 2003 after that. ur cd key will work again too, since u r erasing that information from the registry by fresh install.
     
  5. kyle7119

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    Thanksb
     
  6. kyle7119

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    I did a fresh install of Windows and reinstalled and reregistered Microsoft Office without any troubles.
     
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