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Is My Copy of Office 2007 Pirated?


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#1 Rvan801

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:09 PM

I bought a copy of Office 2007 about a year ago on eBay, and am starting to suspect that it is not a legitimate copy. I noticed today that the company name for all the documents I've created since last year is Grizli777, which apparently is one potential indication of a pirated copy. My questions are:

1.) Is there a way to confirm for certain that my copy of Office 2007 is counterfeit? I don't have the CD or packaging on hand, unfortunately.
2.) If I were to buy a genuine copy of Office and uninstall what I have now, would there then be any issue opening the documents that I've created in the last year using the (supposedly) pirated copy?

I appreciate any help at all, and feel free to let me know if any other details would be helpful.

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#2 akaUriel

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:51 PM

  • You can check the Product ID of your Office Suite using the guide here.
    Then you can contact MS Office support and they should be able to determine the status of the key for you.
  • You shouldn't have an issue opening any of your documents with a valid copy of Office.

Edited by akaUriel, 17 July 2012 - 02:54 PM.


#3 Rvan801

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:21 AM

Thanks for your help the other day, akaUriel, and it seems I will be buying a new version of Office 2007 after all. Oh well.




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