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Windows 7: Office 2003 and activation/key issue after new motherboard


04 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
Office 2003 and activation/key issue after new motherboard

Have been running Office 2003 for a long time now...apparently the 'key' can only be activated 4 times ??

Problem is I just changed motherboards on 2 computers running Office 2003 and now on my main one I am getting the "# of keys has expired" message upon activation after the new MB

Is there a way around this since it's the same PC that two activations were used on....#1 when I upgraded to Win 7 Pro 64bit from XP Pro via Seven Forums tutoruial...and #2 after the installation of a new motherboard and HDD ?

Is there a method for Office 2003 Activation similar to the Windows clean/custom install using the Win 7 Pro Upgrade DVD for Windows ?

Thanks....TRinAZ

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05 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If you don't have it you can extract it from the registry using one of these freeware tools
Tools to Retrieve Product Key

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit - Not only does Belarc extract product keys, it reports on a WHOLE BUNCH of other stuff you want to know. Printing the report, or saving it is probably a good idea.

http://www.gtopala.com/ SIW – System Information for Windows (portable app), the install keys for Windows, Office and some other programs are displayed. Start SIW (no install required) and click on Software | Licenses. (SIW for Win 2010 Build 0714g- Office 2003 OK, 2007 ???, 2010 Wrong, Win Vista OK)

http://www.magicaljellybean.com/ V 2.0.8- Office 2003 OK, 2007 OK, 2010 na, Win Vista Wrong)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/keyfinder/ - Enchanted Keyfinder Beta Portable- Win (9X, ME, NT/2K/XP, Vista, Windows 7), MS Office (97, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010), Recover key for 484 other software and counting

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html V1.45- Office 2003 OK , 2007 , 2010 , Win Vista )

http://www.technibble.com/license-crawler-find-product-keys-in-the-registry/ License Crawler V1.2 B98 (Office 2003 , 2007 , 2010 , Win Vista )

http://techblissonline.com/product-key-cd-keyserial-number-software-vista-xp/ - License Crawler for Vista XP (Office 2003 , 2007 , 2010 , Win Vista )

http://www.winkeyfinder.com/download.php (Office 2003 , 2007 , 2010 , Win Vista )

Hope this helps.

Iceman
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05 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks Iceman.....but I do have the key and original DVD sleeve with the Microsoft label and key. My problem is apparently you can only activate Office 2003 4 times....and the after the setup with the new motherboard Office called for another activation...and I have reached my four install limit between the 2 upgrades to this PC and 2 upgrades to my second PC also running Office 2003.

Is there a way to activate Office 2003 Pro for a 5th time...or any type of registry modification that will do this as with Windows 7 upgrade disks and the tutorial ?

Thanks
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05 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Registry modification would be considered cracking in this case, which can not be discussed here.

The only legit way to go in your case - choose "Activate software by phone" option.
(Telephone number will appear on the next couple screens).

Try to activate it with robot, if robot activation will fail, connect to operator and explain your situation.
They are always on the customer's side if you are legit user even if a number of Internet-activations is exhausted.
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06 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neutron16 View Post
They are always on the customer's side if you are legit user even if a number of Internet-activations is exhausted.
Thanks guys...once I figured out how to get a live person on the phone...they activated Office again without any questions.

Working fine now...
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08 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Glad you got it working!

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