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28 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Microsoft office reset in windows 7

Hello,

I have windows 7 home premium and put the wrong activation key into microsoft office 2007, the registry recent used in vista doesn't appear to work in windows 7 as there is no 'Registration' key in the HKLM for office/12.0

Any ideas before having to re-download it and reinstalling it?

Regards





Craig

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28 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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28 Apr 2010   #3

 

The above method has been tried by the thread starter. The problem is, there is no Registration key under HLKM.

I would suggest a re-install.
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28 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

If dreams is correct then try to repair the office install. Try the following methods.

1) Go to Control panel->Programs and features->add/ remove programs.

Click on Office 2007 entry, then select Change.

Click on Repair, click on Continue.

2) Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Program Options (Program means name of the program such as Word).

In the Navigation Pane, click Resources.

Click Diagnose.

Click Continue.

Click Start Diagnostics.
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28 Apr 2010   #5

 

Placehold
Are you able to open and use all programs of office 2007. If not, I would say the install is corrupt and you can try what Bill has said. If everything works fine, then a re-install would do the trick.
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28 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Hello, It loads each application of office 2007 up and it flashes up with the 'Activate or Purchase' options but i really cannot be bothered going through the process of reinstalling it hahahaha I think I will have to do a clean install, it was soo much easier to reset this in Vista. Thanks for the reply Regards Craig
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28 Apr 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

When it invites you to "activate", can't you just go there? Else go into e.g. Word Options > Resources > Activate
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28 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah I tried that, It takes me to a page where it begins to connect and then says that it failed because the key was invalid or was not correct. Same thing when I click on Activate manually through the resource menu. Kinda strange, Regards Craig
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28 Apr 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Suggest you call MS Office activation (U.S. only): (888) 652-2342
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28 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Muh lol

I might try the re-install now then, kinda sucks that there is no way to reset this on windows 7, i put the wrong one in once and hey presto, extra screwed.

Thanks for the help guys,

Regards





Craig
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