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    Install office on New COmputer THENCopy files over (Office XP SP2)

    I bought a new computer. I know in the past when i copied files over to the new computer from the old computer and then installed office from the cd it was a mess since a lot of the copied files were sp2.and the cd when it went to install wanted to install the original non sp office. and nothing worked right.
    What is the best scenario. Install office xp on the new computer upgrade to sp1 then sp2 and then allow the backup from the old computer to overwrite all the office files???
    Or another sequence of data install and transfer ??? And which files do I need to make certain to copy so as not to have to reregister and have to deal with Microsoft
    Jerome

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    Re: Install office on New COmputer THENCopy files over (Office XP SP2)

    If you're installing Office and the service packs on the new machine, why would you restore those files anyhow? It it were me (and it was not too long ago), I would get the new machine set up and then restore only the data files, documents, etc., from the backup, not an across the board restore. You won't have to reregister but you will need to reactivate the license. It isn't a big deal, or at least it wasn't on my new machine. I wouldn't bother trying to do an end run on it. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Install office on New COmputer THENCopy files over (Office XP SP2)

    I completely agree with Charlotte. While I'm not familiar with Office XP, see if there's a Save My Settings wizard similar to the one for Office 2000. See <post#=5112>post 5112</post#>. I'm familiar with Word & you want to save your .acl files, your custom templates, normal.dot (if you've made ANY modifications whatsoever), & any custom dictionaries. If you look at the MVP website, they also have some information on what files to save. You can find it here.
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