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Need to Get Genuine Office 2007 wthOUT losing Any data or old emails RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have just run the validation software and found out our office 2007 is not genuine. We want to buy and run the software to give us a valid copy but do not want to lose any of our data etc

     

    The validation software says we need to uninstal Office to put the new one on but this would cause us to lose all our emails

     

    Is there a way around this

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 12:18 PM

Answers

  • Hello Dervishlord,

    If you uninstall Office using the Add or Remove Programs (XP) or Programs (Vista & 7) applet in Control Panel, that process is not programmed to erase any of your saved data on the computer.

    However, just because it's not programmed to erase data does not mean that (1) you should not be backing up your data and settings on a regular basis in the first place, does not mean that (2) you should make a major change to our computer without first ensuring that any important data is backed up, and does not mean that (3) unfortunate data disasters will never happen.

    I would encourage you to take this opportunity to learn about backing up your documents, settings, and data.


    Buy Office 2007 Now, Get Office 2010 Free http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/tech-guarantee/microsoft-office-2010-technology-guarantee-FX101825695.aspx?CTT=97
    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 1:26 PM

All replies

  • Hello Dervishlord,

    You wrote, "The validation software says we need to uninstal Office to put the new one on but this would cause us to lose all our emails"

    What makes you say that?


    Buy Office 2007 Now, Get Office 2010 Free http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/tech-guarantee/microsoft-office-2010-technology-guarantee-FX101825695.aspx?CTT=97
    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 12:46 PM
  • Hi Dan, Because it said we needed to go to our control panel and delete the current version we have, wouldnt this delete all data and old emails used on the office copy we have at the moment?

     

    Derv

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 12:48 PM
  • Hello Dervishlord,

    If you uninstall Office using the Add or Remove Programs (XP) or Programs (Vista & 7) applet in Control Panel, that process is not programmed to erase any of your saved data on the computer.

    However, just because it's not programmed to erase data does not mean that (1) you should not be backing up your data and settings on a regular basis in the first place, does not mean that (2) you should make a major change to our computer without first ensuring that any important data is backed up, and does not mean that (3) unfortunate data disasters will never happen.

    I would encourage you to take this opportunity to learn about backing up your documents, settings, and data.


    Buy Office 2007 Now, Get Office 2010 Free http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/tech-guarantee/microsoft-office-2010-technology-guarantee-FX101825695.aspx?CTT=97
    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 1:26 PM