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Windows 7: Will my Office 2010 key still work after reinstalling Win 7?

07 Aug 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Will my Office 2010 key still work after reinstalling Win 7?

A while back my Dell laptop decided to brick itself, so I am planning to reinstall Windows 7 (first time attempting this). I've backed up all my files, but I'm concerned about about reinstalling Office 2010 Suite that I had. I don't have a backup disk, only the product key. I'm worried that the key won't work again (on the same computer), and I'm not excited to purchase a new one. I've read that the product key can be used for up to 3 PCs, but my particular key cannot, probably since I got it from my school, rather than purchasing from Windows. If it is indeed not possible to use the product key again, is there a way to "back up" the installation to another computer, then move to my laptop?

Thanks. :)

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07 Aug 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I would imagine if you can find a download for it the key would still work,
As for recovery methods to this install I would guess you'd have to create a system image and recovery disk to transfer it to the new drive,

This is assuming you didn't buy a new machine and only a new hard drive ?
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07 Aug 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit

Thanks for the reply! I haven't bought anything new, same machine/hard drive. So you're saying the key should still work as long as it's installed on the same hardware?
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07 Aug 2015   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

You mentioned that you got Office 2010 from your school. Perhaps it might be a good idea to contact your school & discuss the situation with them.
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