Office 2007 Activation RRS feed

  • Question

  • I attended a MS conference a few years back, and received a free copy of office 2007(given a leaflet with a download link and product key) at the end.  I haven't downloaded it since I had no problem with older version of office at the time, and wanted to save this just in case of system crash, which occurred recently and I had to format HDD without backup.  Now I wanted to install the office 2007, but found out that the link is not active any longer.  It just directed me to office 2010 home page.  Is there anyway that I can download it and activate with the given product key?  
    Wednesday, November 10, 2010 3:33 PM


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  • Hello mkbl,

    I'm 99.9% sure that the link for the retail download of Office Professional 2007 on this page http://www.microsoft.com/office/downloads/ will accept the Office Professional 2007 PK on your leaflet.

    • Proposed as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:46 PM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:21 PM
    Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4:35 PM
  • Thank you for the info. I'll try it after buying and installing new hard drive. Just checked it with Seatool, and it was found to be failing in long test. Speaking of a failing hard drive, what shall I do if hard drive failed after office had been activated? Can I just use the same product key in new hard?
    Friday, November 12, 2010 3:09 AM
  • Hello mkbl,

    Yes, the version of Office you have is a retail licensed version, so according to the Software Licensing Terms (SLTs) you are permitted to move the license from one computer to another.  However, that provision of the license does not apply because installing a new hard disk drive does not constitute creating a new computer or moving the license to a different computer.

    If you had an OEM version, the licensing terms do not permit you to move the license to any other computer; but you would still be able to reinstall on the new hard disk drive because replacing the hard disk drive does not contsitute creating a new computer

    Friday, November 12, 2010 3:38 AM