General query. Do the newer versions of Office ie 2003 + 2007 require product activation ? If the answer is yes, I take it they can only be installed on 1 system ? If you have a Desktop and a Laptop you are in trouble. Plus, if you obtain a new PC I take it that you cannot uninstall on your old system and re-activate on new ? This seems a right scam ( if it is the case )! Is there any way round it ??? Any comments welcome.
Yes, they require activation. Dunno about the laptop/desktop thing, worth checking with Microsoft. And no, if you've had an OEM version on your old machine that dies with the old machine. But if you had a full version and take it off the old machine you could ring Microsoft and tell them that you want to transfer the licence to your new machine and they will give you a new activation code.
Fine and good but the phrase "you could ring Microsoft ... etc etc" is NOT as reassuring as for example "you CAN ring ... etc etc". Has anyone out there re-installed Office ( 2003/2007) to a new replacement system and what was your experience of doing so ?