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  • I have a non genuine version of office.  If I unistall this version will I loose all my documents saved previously?
    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP Tuesday, December 1, 2009 1:53 AM Moved to relevant category (From:Feedback and Comments)
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 1:44 AM

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  • Hello soonergal,

    The uninstallation procedure for Office is not programmed to affect existing documents, as they are by default saved within your "user profile".  However, it is never a bad idea to back up any documents that you cannot afford to lose on a regular basis, not to mention right before making a major change to your computer such as installing or uninstalling a major program such as Office.

    In Windows XP, your user profile's documents has this default location:  c:\documents and settings\your_user_name\my documents.

    In Windows Vista and Windows 7, your user profile's documents has this default location:  c:\users\your_user_name\documents.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Saturday, December 5, 2009 12:07 AM
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 6:21 AM

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  • Hello soonergal,

    The uninstallation procedure for Office is not programmed to affect existing documents, as they are by default saved within your "user profile".  However, it is never a bad idea to back up any documents that you cannot afford to lose on a regular basis, not to mention right before making a major change to your computer such as installing or uninstalling a major program such as Office.

    In Windows XP, your user profile's documents has this default location:  c:\documents and settings\your_user_name\my documents.

    In Windows Vista and Windows 7, your user profile's documents has this default location:  c:\users\your_user_name\documents.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Saturday, December 5, 2009 12:07 AM
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 6:21 AM
  • Thanks so much!
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 3:41 PM
  • Hello soonergal,

    You're welcome!

    Depending upon what version and edition of the nongenuine Office you had and the version and edition of the new Office, you may continue to see nongenuine messages even after installing your new Genuine Office.  If you do, come back here and we'll help you with the cleanup of remnants of the nongenuine Office that are causing the continued nongenuine messages.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 5:34 PM