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    'Moving' office XP

    I'm sure I know the answer to this but I can't find it anywhere.
    My boss gets a new laptop tomorrow and I want to take Office XP off her old one and use it on the new one as we cannot afford a new copy.
    I do not have the licence number (before my time) but I do have Office XP discs.

    How do I do it?

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    Re: 'Moving' office XP

    Hi

    If you've got the discs, I think, but not completely sure, that if you download and install Belarc Advisor you'll be able to get the licence code.

    Maria

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    Re: 'Moving' office XP

    Is it an OEM version? Because I thought OEM stuff lived and died with the machine? Thus you wouldn't be able to move it?

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    Re: 'Moving' office XP

    @WITCH: Google for a program called Magical Jellybean Keyfinder - you might need to do it at home or on a non-filtered connection - West Sussex certainly block it. This is a super little program, though, which can extract the licence keys for Windows and Office from pretty much any machine. It'll also let you change keys if you feel the need, although I've a feeling that is naughty in most cases.

    Hope this helps,

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    Re: 'Moving' office XP

    I dont know if it is an OEM version - don't care either - if I have paid for a licence I should be entitled to use it wherever as long as I don't use it more than once.
    I shall try the programs suggested tomorrow

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    Re: 'Moving' office XP

    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    I dont know if it is an OEM version - don't care either - if I have paid for a licence I should be entitled to use it wherever as long as I don't use it more than once.
    I shall try the programs suggested tomorrow
    Now now... that's not the law-abiding attitude that EduGeek promotes! We'll have less of this please </admin bit>

    If the copy of Office is OEM there will be a sticker on the machine somewhere (with the code on it). This is non-transferable.

    If the Office license is part of a Volume License Agreement you will have received the key from your supplier (may be on a n invoice) and this will be the same as other machines.

    If you still have the proof of purchase and have simply mislaid your license key you should be legal to use a key recovery tool as mentioned above.

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    Re: 'Moving' office XP

    As I said - this laptop was from before my time and I think it came from Dorset LEA
    I expect it was on a VLA. If so they supply the key separately, usually by email so that went west a long time ago.
    Presumably someone has proof of purchase - Dell do as I have rung up for support and they tell me the machine is under Dorset LEA) so as long as it isnt OEM (OK, OK!) I will try the recovery
    Thanks

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    Re: 'Moving' office XP

    @WITCH: Could you not ask the LEA since they must have the key if they installed it originally? Sometimes the simple answers like this are the most effective

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    Re: 'Moving' office XP

    Well, the words 'simple' and 'LEA' certainly go together around here.
    They know nothing about it apparently

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    Re: 'Moving' office XP

    Just one thing to buy a office pro licance under select agreement is about £27 and this would be transferable. and you are then totaly legal. Just a thought i would not think this would break the bank. Also if you get this licance for an pc in school WAH (work at home licance ) Would be able to go onto the laptop. If you have a office select licance for ps you can already install o the laptop here is the rules for wah.
    http://www.microsoft.com/Education/WorkHome.mspx

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