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Can I move Microsoft Office over?

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December 28, 2010 7:45:21 PM

Hi,

I'm about to change my OS to Windows 7, from Vista. I'm going with a clean install, formatting the partition and starting from scratch, because my copy of Vista has updating issues and the clean install is a better bet than an upgrade.

Anyway, I'm hoping I can save Microsoft Office through this whole thing. Is there any way that I can successfully move Office onto an external HD and then back to the partition after the new install? Or can I move it to another partition? I'd actually prefer to have it on my E: Drive rather than the OS partition.

To be clear this is a legal copy of Office. I have the disc, but it's in storage in another state and I don't want to bother my family with a tedious search through an over-packed storage facility if I don't have to.

IN SUMMATION: Can Microsoft Office be moved to another drive and still function properly?

As always, thank you so much for your help. :) 

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Anonymous
December 28, 2010 7:49:44 PM

You can't "move" applications from one computer to another. Office will need to be reinstalled.
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December 28, 2010 8:14:46 PM

Yeah, I was pretty sure that was the case. I was just hoping against hope for a more convenient solution. Thanks.
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Anonymous
December 29, 2010 10:46:41 AM

You can get the Product Key using Magic Jelly Bean's Keyfinder, but the OP still needs the installation media.
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January 4, 2011 8:07:04 PM

^
nice work Grumpy..
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