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    Transfer Word to new computer (2001)

    How do you transfer a Word program? We got a used computer from a friend, no software discs. We would like to use the Word program. How can we do that? Is this legal? . Do we need product code key? If so, where is it located? Thanks. helpmeplease1

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    Re: Transfer Word to new computer (2001)

    You will need to have the CDs to install Word. You can't just transfer it from one computer to another.

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    Re: Transfer Word to new computer (2001)

    You can't simply copy Word from one PC to another. It needs to be installed from the CD-Roms and you need a product key. In general, it is not legal to use the same key on more than one computer.

    For simple documents, you can use WordPad - it comes with Windows and it can open and save Word documents. Use Start | Accessories | WordPad.

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    Re: Transfer Word to new computer (2001)

    Actually, there was no Word 2001... Maybe you have Word 2000 or Word 2002?

    Some computers came preloaded with Microsoft Works Suite, which included a copy of MS Word. If you have that CD (or certificate of authenticity), you can install the Works Suite as a package, but I don't think you can extract Word out and install it separately.

    There are some programs that claim to be able to move applications from an old computer to a new one. I think there was a program named "Aloha Bob" that said it could do this. Because settings may be scattered about on disk and in the registry, this is a complicated trick, so if you try that kind of software, you do have view it as a bit of a gamble.

    Finally, although retail versions of MS software can be uninstalled from one PC and installed on another, OEM versions are licensed with the hardware as a bundle and are not supposed to be installed on a new computer.

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