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    moving Microsoft Office 2003 to new computer (XP Sp2)

    I am getting a new computer with XP and I want to use my Office Pro 2003 on the new computer. I will not use the old computer. What do I need to do?

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    Re: moving Microsoft Office 2003 to new computer (XP Sp2)

    What kind of license for Office 2003 do you have? If it is an OEM version that came with the old computer, it can only be legally installed on that particular machine. If it is a retail version, you can install it on the new PC using the original installation CDs. If activation fails, you may have to phone Microsoft to explain the situation.

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    Re: moving Microsoft Office 2003 to new computer (XP Sp2)

    Thanks Hans,

    It is a retail version. Should not be much of a pain.

    Harv

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    Re: moving Microsoft Office 2003 to new computer (XP Sp2)

    Hans,
    One otther thing: Do I need to uninstall Office 2003 from my old PC before I install it on my new PC?

    Thanks,
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    Re: moving Microsoft Office 2003 to new computer (XP Sp2)

    The official answer is no doubt yes, since the license agreement states that you may install MS Office on one desktop computer and one laptop computer, if I remember correctly, but not on two desktop computers. But if you don't use MS Office on the old computer any more, you probably won't run into trouble.

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