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Windows 7: Windows 7 Formats?

21 May 2010   #1
Mineral

Windows Vista
 
 
Windows 7 Formats?

Hi. I was wondering if I upgrade to Windows 7 will I loose my Microsoft office suite? Do I have to buy it over once it's gone? I don't think I still have the activation code.


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21 May 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If you do an upgrade (not the best way to install 7) you will still have all of your programs. If you do a clean install (the best way) all programs have to be reinstalled. You can get the activation code with the free software that is listed below.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/produc...pkeyfinder.htm

You still need the install DVD.
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21 May 2010   #3
Mineral

Windows Vista
 
 

So, say I do a clean install and I no longer have my activation codes. Will I just loose my office suite? Or is there a way to transfer it to an external hard drive?
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21 May 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

With a clean install, you will need the DVD and key. You can get the lost key. See my above post.

Almost all members recommend a clean install
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips
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21 May 2010   #5
Mineral

Windows Vista
 
 

Thank-You!
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21 May 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Mineral, you are very, very welcome. Feel free to ask any other questions that you may have.
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21 May 2010   #7
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You can down load a free program called Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder that will tell you the keys of installed programs.

keyfinder | Magical Jelly Bean
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21 May 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I would use two of the keyfinder programs, including Belarc Advisor, to make sure you are getting the exact Office Product Key.

Then locate an install CD for your version, install using your Product Key.
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