Transfering Microsoft Office Home and Student RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,
    I purchased microsoft home and student off the ultimate steal at the student rate in september. However I am no switching to a new computer a netbook actually and have run into a few issues. From ultimate steal I didnt recieve a hard copy disk, and netbooks have no disc drive.

    I'm just wondering if there is a way to transfer my microsoft office to my new computer, via a re download?


    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 10:35 PM


All replies

  • Hello lissammunro,

    Please visit this site for information from Digital River, who handles the Ultimate Steal Deal for Microsoft:  https://store.digitalriver.com/DRHM/servlet/ControllerServlet?Action=DisplayHelpPage&SiteID=msshus&Locale=en_US&Env=BASE&resid=CSF9TgoBAiMAACnElJYAAABI&rests=1262752636773

    I was not aware that there was an offer for Office H&S 2007 thru the Ultimate Steal Deal, I thought it was only Office Ultimate 2007.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, January 6, 2010 9:12 PM
    Wednesday, January 6, 2010 4:40 AM
  • Sorry
    I was un aware of what it was actually called, yes it is the ultimate.
    There website has no answers to my question.
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 1:55 AM
  • Hello lissammunro,

    Apparently at the time of purchase you are emailed the product key and a link to download the software.  You are also given the opportunity to pay an extra $13 to have backup media sent to you.

    I would contact Digital River (DR) customer service to see if you could order the backup media now.  If so, when you get the backup media, just copy the contents to a flash drive, transfer the files to the netbook, navigate to where you saved the files, and run Setup from there.

    You could do the same thing if you knew where on your computer you saved the file downloaded from DR when you made the initial purchase in September.  Copy the installation file to a flash drive, transfer, and install.

    Or, if you are still in a college/university setting, ask around to see if anyone else might have the disc or the downloaded installation file.  If you go this route, DO NOT use any disc other than the original genuine hologrammed Microsoft disc sent from DR or Microsoft, and be very careful about using someone's downloaded installation file---put the loaner's feet to the fire to ensure that the file they are loaning you was downloaded directly from Digital River and NOT from a torrent or warezz site.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 2:11 AM