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Windows 8 refreshing- Save MS Office!!

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January 29, 2013 2:11:09 PM

It's come to my attention that I need to refresh my PC,
But for this build I used my last key for MS office 2007
I don't want to buy a whole new key because that's really expencive...
Can I back up Ms office's program files onto another drive, refresh the computer then drag and drop the files back into my C drive??? Please help!!
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January 29, 2013 2:40:16 PM

I would think you should be able to do this but will have to do a repair to get the registry entries back. see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924611.

You can also just call Microsoft support and they will help you get running again if you have a valid key (one that is not a banned pirate key) I reinstalled too many times and they just gave me a new key over the phone (on a different Microsoft product though).
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January 29, 2013 2:55:37 PM

that isnt going to work. call ms for another key.
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January 29, 2013 3:59:28 PM

Yep - call them, explain the deal, and have them release that key for reuse.

Probably want to know the computer name it's currently tied to, maybe some other info.
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February 9, 2013 1:59:32 PM

I've realised that Win8 dosnt lock you out after 30 days
i cant be botherd to spend half an hour on a payed line explaining to them :non:  !
I already had my lock screen to a picture of choice so im happy :p 
thanks anyway
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