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    Transferring Registration (MS Office Pro 2000 SR-1)

    I'm an individual and am upgrading. I want to give my old MS Office Suite to another individual as a "hand me down." It is currently registered in my name. What happens when the next person tries to use/register it? Do I have to do anything?

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    Re: Transferring Registration (MS Office Pro 2000 SR-1)

    If you are buying a full retail version of Office, rather than an upgrade version, you can give the old one away. If you are buying an upgrade version, the old version is what qualifies you and you can't give it away.
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    Re: Transferring Registration (MS Office Pro 2000

    I am curious about what happens when the new person tries to install software that is already registered in my name.

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    Re: Transferring Registration (MS Office Pro 2000

    I think the SR-1 release of Office 2000 might have had activation (hard to remember after all this time). Because the hardware will not match up, Microsoft's system will record it as a new activation. If you already have two activations, the buyer may have to telephone Microsoft. This might or might not lead to problems. Obviously if it was an OEM version, Microsoft will refuse to help. If it was a retail version, they might be more cooperative. Hard to say.

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    Re: Transferring Registration (MS Office Pro 2000

    Hi Jefferson:
    I think the activation stuff started with XP, not 2000. I have Office 2000 & never had to activate it (although I only installed it once & haven't even had to reinstall). If so, I think the original purchaser can just uninstall it & the new purchaser install it. Not sure about registering it with MS, though, but only the original purchaser got support anyhow.

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    Re: Transferring Registration (MS Office Pro 2000

    There was supposed to be activation on some versions of 2000, but I never got straight which ones they were, since I don't recall encountering activation until OXP.
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    Re: Transferring Registration (MS Office Pro 2000

    I think it was the copies that were sent to "Down under" that were the test suckers for the activation of Office 2000. But I have been known to be wrong before.

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

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    Re: Transferring Registration (MS Office Pro 2000

    I agree with Phil. I have used the same original "full retail" Office 2000 on about the equivalent of four machines as I upgraded my system. Not once has the program wanted to phone home. Never wanted to register, either. So I never lose track of the Key.

    Errol

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