How do I install Office on a new PC?

  simon_lambert 13:09 04 Apr 2007
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I have Office 2003 Pro on my PC, but I have just upgraded my computer and can't find the disc for it. Is it possible to put it on my new PC by making a disc? If so, how would I do this?


Thanks :)

  MAJ 13:14 04 Apr 2007

No it's not possible. Borrow a disk, if you can and use your serial number.

  Jak_1 13:14 04 Apr 2007

In short, no. The program needs to make registry entries therefore the instalation cd is required. One good reason for making a backup copy of the cd!
However I do stand to be corrected if anyone does know a way.

  CLONNEN 13:14 04 Apr 2007

You need to find the installation disc - Microsoft Office won't work by just copying the Program Files folder to a new machine - it needs stuff in the registry as well.

Try borrowing a disc from someone if you cannot find yours.

Alternatively you could try downloading and installing OpenOffice instead - it is Free and it will open most Microsoft Office documents and edit them as well.

  simon_lambert 13:18 04 Apr 2007

Ok cheers for your help guys.

  Taff™ 13:20 04 Apr 2007

click here to Download Belarc Advisor. Run it on your old PC and it will give you the original CD Key to use when you install on your new one.

  wee eddie 13:30 04 Apr 2007

If you have a Student in the house, you're on to a winner. About £70.00

  lionheart777 14:22 04 Apr 2007

This will move programmes : click here

  Taff™ 17:36 04 Apr 2007

That link looks impressive but you can`t get any details or subsequent links from the home page - have you ever used the program?

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