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Activate Trial version of Office with real key

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11
Location
Aus
#1
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Motherboard
    Asus P6t
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce 9500Gt
    Sound Card
    Inbuilt 7.1 surround sound
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB
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3,375
#2
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    PSU
    Stock PSU - 375W
    Case
    Dell XPS 420
    Cooling
    Stock Fan
    Mouse
    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
    Keyboard
    Dell Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    120 kb/s
    Other Info
    ASUS USB 3.0 5Gbps/SATA 6Gbps - PCI-Express Combo Controller Card (U3S6)
Messages
11
Location
Aus
#3
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Motherboard
    Asus P6t
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce 9500Gt
    Sound Card
    Inbuilt 7.1 surround sound
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Messages
3,375
#4
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.

Richard
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    PSU
    Stock PSU - 375W
    Case
    Dell XPS 420
    Cooling
    Stock Fan
    Mouse
    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
    Keyboard
    Dell Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    120 kb/s
    Other Info
    ASUS USB 3.0 5Gbps/SATA 6Gbps - PCI-Express Combo Controller Card (U3S6)
Messages
11
Location
Aus
#5
Ok thanks I will check when I get access to the computers again
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Motherboard
    Asus P6t
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce 9500Gt
    Sound Card
    Inbuilt 7.1 surround sound
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB

whs

Vista Guru
Gold Member
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2,026
Location
Germany/Florida
#6
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Q6600
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB HDDs
    1x60GB OCZ SSD
    6 external disks 60 to 640GBs
    Other Info
    Also 1xHP desktop, 1xHP laptop, 1xGateway laptop
Messages
11
Location
Aus
#7
Ok thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Motherboard
    Asus P6t
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce 9500Gt
    Sound Card
    Inbuilt 7.1 surround sound
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB

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