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product key with re-install on the same computer?

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#1 BTC1984


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Posted 14 April 2015 - 07:42 AM

I recently wiped my computer and re-installed the windows 7 operating system clean.  Now I need to re-install microsoft office.  when i re-install will it use another of my product keys?  The bundle I purchased came with 3 keys and I dont want to use another one on the same computer.  I am hoping it will recognize its the same computer, but im not sure.  Any advise?

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 07:45 AM

Hi BTC1984 :)

If you purchased a bundle of three product keys for Microsoft Office, you should be able to manage them from the Microsoft Office website. If not, to me it won't use another one, since it'll see that one of the Office key isn't in use anymore (since you uninstalled the product) and it'll "give" you that key back. What I personally do when I have to reinstall Microsoft Office or Windows, is that I remove the product key from the installation and then I use it again.

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 02:44 PM

I have always been able to use the same key with my Office 2010 Professional disc. As long as you are using the set-up on your main computer, no problem using the same key.


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