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Windows 7: Moving Office 2010 Pro Plus

19 Oct 2013   #1
conmgt

WIN7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Moving Office 2010 Pro Plus

I have a dilemma. I have a spare HDD from an old laptop that is no longer in my possession and it has Office 2010 Pro Plus on it. I want to put that HDD into another laptop that doesn't have Office on it.

Will I be able to use Office once that spare HDD is in the new laptop? Or does the key lock it to the motherboard?
Would using migration software between the spare HDD and the HDD already in the laptop do the trick?

I don't want to lose Office and have to buy another copy. Why should I have to spend the money for something I already own.


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19 Oct 2013   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

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it has Office 2010 Pro Plus on it.
If, by this, you mean that Office 2010 is INSTALLED to that drive, then no, there is no way to migrate it to another drive or to another PC -- NOT without a LOT of work. There are apps out there that will allow you to migrate an entire Windows setup from one PC to another, and there might be a way to migrate only the Office 2010 stuff -- but I've never tried such a thing and have no experience doing this.

You'd need installation media to install Office 2010 on an different PC, and you'd also need a product key to do that.

If this was a retail install, and you have the media, you can install it on the new laptop. If it complains about activation, you may have to call MS to get that fixed.
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21 Oct 2013   #3
conmgt

WIN7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
Quote:
it has Office 2010 Pro Plus on it.
If, by this, you mean that Office 2010 is INSTALLED to that drive,
Yes, Office is installed on the spare HDD.

What is that work...the work you said that was required to move Office?

And why can't I find Office 2007 Pro Plus media? I can download other Office products off of MS website or Digital River but not Pro Plus. Any ideas?
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21 Oct 2013   #4
HiTechCoach
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For a list of downloads see:

http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technol...download-links

You could also convert the old HDD to a VM that can be run as a VM inside another PC. I have done this with old XP laptops so I don't have to reinstall the older software or worry about Windows 7/8 compatibility.
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21 Oct 2013   #5
conmgt

WIN7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I've tried those Digital River downloads and my key won't work. I called MS directly and they verified the key but said
Office Professional Plus media is only available through the company or school that bought Professional Plus in bulk. (or something to that affect) Can anyone expand on that?

I guess the guy I bought my laptop from worked in a office that loaded it.
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21 Oct 2013   #6
HiTechCoach
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conmgt View Post
I've tried those Digital River downloads and my key won't work. I called MS directly and they verified the key but said
Office Professional Plus media is only available through the company or school that bought Professional Plus in bulk. (or something to that affect) Can anyone expand on that?

I guess the guy I bought my laptop from worked in a office that loaded it.
Sounds like you have a volume license key.

I also think you m,ay have an illegal copy of Office.

Whenever you opurchse a laptop from anyone that should also include a legal copy/license for Office then you would also received the paperwork with the product key. If not, you probably have an illegal copy.
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