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Windows 7: Office 2007 on old AMD, want it on my custom i7-920

27 Sep 2016   #1
mark4x4

W7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Office 2007 on old AMD, want it on my custom i7-920

What do I need to do?
I think I got the code somewhere, but where do I get the install files from?

Thanks


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27 Sep 2016   #2
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Try this:

https://products.office.com/en-us/download-office-2007

Scroll down to the "Download Office 2007 with Existing Product Key" link

MM
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27 Sep 2016   #3
mark4x4

W7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Hi:

Try this:

https://products.office.com/en-us/download-office-2007

Scroll down to the "Download Office 2007 with Existing Product Key" link

MM
Much thanks!

I did not realize it would be so easy. I thought it would have been like trying to get Vista download.
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27 Sep 2016   #4
mark4x4

W7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

How many times do I get to install this?
I thought it would be
uninstall from old, MS confirms, then install in new, MS confirms.
I went straight into installing onto new system. It doesnt seem normal.
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27 Sep 2016   #5
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

It's not the installation, it's the ACTIVATION that gets counted.

The number of activations depends on the type of license.
If you have exceeded the limit, you might need to call MS and have them reset the counter/activate by phone.

Given MS Office 2007's security vulnerabilities, I would consider either upgrading to a fully supported version (perhaps an Office 365 lease) or moving to an open-source alternative.

But it's up to you, of course.

MM
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27 Sep 2016   #6
mark4x4

W7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Oh really, MS Office 2007 has vulnerabilities?
I never knew that.


I have Office 2016 for our i5-4570 HP. I did not realize that I could just reinstall 2007 on the new one. I thought it was stuck to the motherboard just like OEM O/S.

Basically the i5 is our desktop = good computer
Our original AMD system is absolute crap. Vista, and Office 2007
But I scored the i7-920, using it for gaming cuz the HP is SFF case, GTX-650 doesnt fit. And I will use the i7-920 for D/L'ing stuff.
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27 Sep 2016   #7
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Mainstream support for Office 2007 ended in 2012.
Extended support ends in October 2017.
I suppose it might still be getting security patches from MS???
But, still, even if it still gets security patches, it's inherently less secure than more current, supported versions.

There's no love lost between Redmond and me.
But I suggest upgrading to a more current, more secure, version or consider moving to an open-source alternative.

Your choice of course.

Cheers,
MM
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27 Sep 2016   #8
mark4x4

W7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

What can really go wrong?
I rarely, if ever, never get virus's.
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28 Sep 2016   #9
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mark4x4 View Post
What can really go wrong?
I hope you were being tongue-in-cheek.
But I have a feeling you were not?


Quote:
I rarely, if ever, never get virus's.
Viruses constitute a very small percentage of the malware circulating in today's threat landscape.
Most malware these days is non-viral.
Semantics aside, most users strive to NEVER be infected -- "rarely" would be once too often for me, that's for sure.

The bad guys exploit security vulnerabilities in older, outdated software in order to target their victims.
Malicious macros, scripted malware, trojans, ransomware, etc. can be delivered via "document" files.
Just a few examples of many reports:
Access Denied
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat...icious-macros/
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...n-do-about-it/

As such, keeping one's OS fully patched and all of one's software likewise updated and fully patched is just one element to computer security "best practices" (Google this for links to many excellent resources).
While new versions of software also include bells/whistles and new performance features and may cost money (unless they are open-source), they also include hardened security features to help minimize risk.
As such, for example, Office 2016 would be inherently more secure than Office 2007 (extended support for which will end eventually, so that it will no longer receive even security patches).

It's impossible to protect 100% of computers from 100% of malware 100% of the time.
The first and last line of computer defense is the part between the chair and keyboard.
And even security-savvy users can be hit with malware, despite practicing safe hex.

Bottom line, again: it's entirely up to you. But it would -- at least to some extent -- improve your computer security to run a more up-to-date or open-source productivity suite.

That is just my personal opinion as a self-taught home user, not a computer security expert.

Cheers,
MM
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28 Sep 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
It really depends on how one uses office 2007,
If just creating and or reading doc's.... there is little security risk in using office 2007.

If you want to deal with a bunch of share this and that online and if using office outlook for share this and that on websites then yea it is not a good idea

Simply using office 2007 for basic local tasks I really see no security risks at all.

Keep scanning attachments from others before opening them
Limit the features of doc's .... you create heck I still use 2003 compatible doc's....
So all new features are not available.

The sky is not falling

Office should be updated

If you ever find the activation key
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...&wa=wsignin1.0

Or
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool
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