Office 2007 activation issue RRS feed

  • Question

  • I bought Office 2007 about 1 year ago and have recently wiped the hard drive of my laptop and reloaded windows. Since then when i try to use an Office application it asks for the product key, but when I put it in it come up as invalid. Do I need to uninstall and reinstall Office and try again? If so can I still download Office from the Microsoft website because when I bought it I did not opt for the DVD back-up I just downloaded the software.

    Please help

    Thursday, July 9, 2009 7:33 PM


  • Hello MattJ82,

    You have to make sure that the edition of Office 2007 you have installed right now is the exact same edition as you purchased last year.  If you try to use the product key for, say, Office 2007 Small Business to activate an installation of say Office 2007 Professional, you will receive an invalid product key error.
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    Friday, July 10, 2009 6:05 AM