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    Ofc 2k in the registry (Original Ofc 2000)

    I just upgraded a machine by adding a new hard drive and installing W98 SE. The machine had previously had 98 (FE). I left the old drive in place and made it a slave. The old drive contains a copy of Office 2000 that my employer installed there so I could do his work on my time <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15> Is there a way that I can simply move the registry entry(ies) from the old FE registry (which is in place, but is not now used) to the new SE registry?

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    Re: Ofc 2k in the registry (Original Ofc 2000)

    My guess is it would be easier to do an uninstall and then a new installation on your new drive. I know that's not what you wanted to hear but I think it would be less troublesome. There are posts in these forums that tell you exactly how or direct you to sites that will tell you how to do a complete uninstall of Office 2000.
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    Re: Ofc 2k in the registry (Original Ofc 2000)

    hlewton is correct - in fact moving registry entries would be a huge task, and very prone to errors. Much better to uninstall and then reinstall.
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    Re: Ofc 2k in the registry (Original Ofc 2000)

    Thanks to both of you. I expected this would be the answer. Since the current operating system/registry is new, and contains no references to Office at all (that is on the old HD), I'm guessing the uninstall isn't really necessary. What do you think about copying the documents, templates, and .DIC files and then just blitzing the office folder(s) on the old drive? That way, when I re-install on the new drive, I can have my custom templates, my dictionary, and my old documents back without having to rebuild them.

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    Re: Ofc 2k in the registry (Original Ofc 2000)

    Upon reflection, you can't really uninstall Office, as your Win98SE doesn't know it exists on the old hard drive. So it's really just a matter of installing Office and copying the files you want so that you can preserve the customizations that you previously had. But I wouldn't delete any folders until you are sure you have all the files you want to keep.
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    Re: Ofc 2k in the registry (Original Ofc 2000)

    Using third-party multibooting software like System Commander or similar, you can boot to your previous installation of Windows and use Office as before.

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