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How to Reinstall Office After a Clean Install of Windows 8

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    How to Reinstall Office After a Clean Install of Windows 8


    My laptop is still running Vista, so when I upgrade to Windows 8, I'll have to do a clean install.

    I don't mind having to re-install all my programs, but I need to be certain I'll be able to re-install Office 2007, since there's no way I'm going to buy it twice for a single computer.

    I've read that Office can indeed be re-installed after the upgrade, but I haven't found any information on exactly how to do this. Could someone please post a step-by-step guide on re-installing Office, including a list of all the information/codes I'll need to get hold of (for example, will I need to find my product key?) for the process?

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    Dont you think thats alot to be asking for on your first post man?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weirdo View Post
    My laptop is still running Vista, so when I upgrade to Windows 8, I'll have to do a clean install.

    I don't mind having to re-install all my programs, but I need to be certain I'll be able to re-install Office 2007, since there's no way I'm going to buy it twice for a single computer.

    I've read that Office can indeed be re-installed after the upgrade, but I haven't found any information on exactly how to do this. Could someone please post a step-by-step guide on re-installing Office, including a list of all the information/codes I'll need to get hold of (for example, will I need to find my product key?) for the process?
    ???

    You install it like on previous versions of Windows. You'll need an installation disc, plus your license key.

    If Office was pre-installed by a computer maker, you'll have to contact them for assistance. (You may buy it separately, in the end.)
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    Windows 8


    What if I don't have the installation disc anymore? Is it impossible to re-install Office, then?
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You may find your MS Office here:

    Dell Community
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    Windows 8


    If anyone else is wondering about this, I found the answer here.
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    Vista 64


    I am new here and am looking at taking advantage of the upgrade for my Vista Machine and, if I like it, for my Win 7 machine. I have 3 legal copies of Office 2007 already installed. I have the product key. I have the disk but it is pretty old and probably a lot of updates along the way and I know I can download.

    SO.....

    My question is about the product key. Since I have used it three times am I "done" or how do I recycle it for use on the existing computer which will have it removed in order to reinstall under Win 8?
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    Android


    Quote Originally Posted by jocoyn View Post
    I am new here and am looking at taking advantage of the upgrade for my Vista Machine and, if I like it, for my Win 7 machine. I have 3 legal copies of Office 2007 already installed. I have the product key. I have the disk but it is pretty old and probably a lot of updates along the way and I know I can download.

    SO.....

    My question is about the product key. Since I have used it three times am I "done" or how do I recycle it for use on the existing computer which will have it removed in order to reinstall under Win 8?
    I've never had any problems reinstalling MS Office after hardware or O/S upgrades. As far as I know MS software is linked to the motherboard so as long as you don't replace that your home free. I also tried Office 2007 on my W8 laptop before upgrading to Office 2010 & it was fine.
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    windows 8


    the mobo? thought that was the OS? BUT I do have vague error when trying to install office pro 2007, previously it was C++ runtime error runtime error, now im back to "setup has stopped" and thats it.
    new clean install of 8.1, new mobo also. all else ok, but need off 07....any ideas??
    I should mention ive had many techs involved incl PAID techs...none seems to be able to help
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