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    Registration wizard

    I understand the original Office 2000 did not have the registration wizard that Service release1 does. Is this correct and if it is does any one know how I can get a copy?

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    Re: Registration wizard

    semi-correct. it's activation, not registration.

    AFAIK, the old version is no longer available anywhere, except maybe at someplace that sells very few copies.

    it's only activation, no personal information is used. if you activate over the phone, save the code they give you incase you need to reinstall.

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    Re: Registration wizard

    It was originally Registration until MS decided that sounded too much like they were doing what they are doing. I think calling it the Activation Wizard is much worse than calling it the Registration Wizard. That tells me that MS is admitting that they are charging for software that does not work (it is not activated).
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    Re: Registration wizard

    what you are buying is a license to use it, you only own the media, not the actual program. think of activating as unlocking the program you licensed so you can use it.

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    Re: Registration wizard

    With SR1, when ever I install it on a different machine, I get new numbers. Does this happen with nonSR1 packages?

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    Re: Registration wizard

    Yes, exactly. You pay for a license to use a software product that does not work.
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    Re: Registration wizard

    the office license allows for two installs, one to your desktop and one to your laptop. each one gets a different number, that is to insure that the program is installed according to the requirements set down in the EULA.

    Installing to more machines requires a volume license or additional copies/keys.

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    Re: Registration wizard

    Thanks for your input. I wouldn't want to cheat Bill G. out of anything! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
    By the way, did you know that I can buy new copies of Office 2000 for less than the license fees???

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    Re: Registration wizard

    i know where you can buy legit copies of office 2000 for reasonable prices and i know where you can buy pirated copies for varying prices, from next to nothing (~$25US) to about what a legit copy costs.

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    Re: Registration wizard

    Could you forward that information to me. I really don't mind paying for additional copies it just that the fee is $249 and that is too much! I would think a more reasonable fee like $100 for each additional licence would help people comply.

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    Re: Registration wizard

    the best i've seen for office suites is $170 for standard, $200 for premium, for the upgrade. Qualifying programs are pretty lenient for office 2000, so most everyone qualifies for upgrades.

    don't know if <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.cheaperoffice.com>http://www.cheaperoffice.com</A> might have office 2000 included or not.

    i use <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.pricegrabbers.com>http://www.pricegrabbers.com</A> to check prices, although they don't list all available sites.

    finally, if you qualify for edu discounts, you can save a lot. MS is pretty tight on who qualifies.

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