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How to transfer MS Office from 1 machine to another?

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#1 Number_6


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Posted 07 June 2010 - 03:07 PM

I've got a Dell XP laptop and a Dell XP desktop (purchased separately). MS Office got clobbered on the desktop, and I can't find the install disks. So I'd like to remove or uninstall MS Office from the laptop and install it on the desktop. I have the laptop install disks.

Can someone direct me to an accurate description of how to do this? I rarely use the laptop anymore.

Edited by Number_6, 07 June 2010 - 03:08 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 07 June 2010 - 03:23 PM

If I'm understanding you...

Each install of MS Office has its own license key.

If both versions of Office are the same exactly (e.g., Office XP, Office 2007, etc.)...you can use the install CDs from either to do both installs. It's the license used that will be different.

If the versions are different...no can do without the install CDs.


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