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    Office 2000 Registration (SR1)

    While the debate over the benefits and problems of Office XP continues, I decided to protect myself by buying a copy of Office 2000. Office 2K works well for me, is likely to remain in use at my work for a long time to come, and I wanted to acquire a personal copy before it disappears from stock. Purchased here in the UK, the disc is marked SR1. I don't plan to install it on anything yet, and I'm concerned that it may contain the Registration Wizard, and that Microsoft will not be supporting O2K registration by the time I want to load it. Is there anyway I can tell if the Registration Wizard is part of the package?

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    Re: Office 2000 Registration (SR1)

    full disk sets of SR1 did include the activation wizard, so you will have to activate it. They will be supporting it for at least the next few years (until office 11 is released at least, but probably much longer).

    When you install it, call in and write down the number they give you. This will allow you to reinstall on the same hardware without problems. If you everget new hardware, you might be SOL.

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    Re: Office 2000 Registration (SR1)

    As long as I remember, there were some versions of Office 2000 with activation wizard for sale in the US only. We have some Office 2000 CDs with activation and some without, but I can't compare them to tell where the activation is because they have different flavors (Premium vs. Professional, non-SR vs. SR1 etc.). Unfortunately, it's impossible to say does your particular copy have activation or not. And about Microsoft... Discuss ELUA with your lawyer about your tactics in case the registration will be discontinued...

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    Re: Office 2000 Registration (SR1)

    the orginial versions of office sold in NZ, AU and a few other countries had activation from the beginning. Edu versions in the US (and problably world-wide) had activation from the beginning too.

    Beginning with SR1 "full version" copies, all copies of office had activation world-wide. If you owned a non-activation version and used the patch to get to SR1, you did not change to activation but if you bought a full cd set (to avoid the problems of needing to install, then patch) or a retail copy of SR1, you will have activation. No need to ask a lawyer - they wouldn't know anyway. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    I honestly can't see the point in investing hundreds of dollars in a program that's going to set on the shelf long enough for activation to be discontinued. MS has not said how long they will activate office, winxp is promised to be forever.

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    Re: Office 2000 Registration (SR1)

    How come I didn't have to do that with my SR-1 Office Premium disks on my new laptop then?
    Charlotte

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    Re: Office 2000 Registration (SR1)

    is it a volume license? did it come with the laptop? is it a legal copy?

    All SR1 full set cd's (where patches are not required to up it to SR1) are supposed to be activated, with the exception of volume license. (I can't remember if office 2000 from msdn includes activation or not.)

    AFAIK, OEM copies do not bypass activation for office 2000 but as of now, all volume license copies do. (This will change with the next versions of office and windows, supposedly it will make license management easier and insure corps aren't overbuying licenses. Right. I have a bridge for sale too.)

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    Re: Office 2000 Registration (SR1)

    Shouldn't be, No, Yes. MS themselves sent the disks to me as a replacement for the (bad) single user set I purchased retail. The disks have an OEM CD key, but the OEM in this case is Microsoft. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
    Charlotte

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    Re: Office 2000 Registration (SR1)

    Charlotte,
    The term "OEM " is the key, these do NOT need to be activated.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Office 2000 Registration (SR1)

    Thanks, Dave. Another mystery solved. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Charlotte

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