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    Activate Trial version of Office with real key

    Hi guys simple question, we have recently got two new Asus N61j laptops which have came pre-installed with a Microsoft office trial version (amongst other things), now the computers that are being replaced have full versions of office on them and I was wondering if I could just uninstall office on the old laptops and use their product keys to activate the office on the new computers so that I would not have to do two new installs on the new computers

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    Re: Activate Trial version of Office with real key

    Hi,

    If they are exactly the same versions of Office, then yes you should be able to, however, if they are even slightly different versions of Office, then you will have to reinstall them.

    Richard

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    Re: Activate Trial version of Office with real key

    Ok thanks for that,

    In relation to that how would I know which version of office the trial version is installed with, does it say that somewhere or must I just check which components are installed and see if they match up

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    Re: Activate Trial version of Office with real key

    I think it should say when you start Office up in the loading window. Otherwise it will probably say in Help|About. I cannot confirm this as I am sending this off an iPhone without Office to hand.

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    Re: Activate Trial version of Office with real key

    Ok thanks I will check when I get access to the computers again

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    Re: Activate Trial version of Office with real key

    I just reinstalled Vista on a laptop and rather than uninstall the trial and reinstall from the disk, I just put the key of the disk in. What comes as trial is usually the Home and Student edition. There was no problem at all.

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    Re: Activate Trial version of Office with real key

    Ok thanks

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