Office 2003 professional validation


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Technodi

I own a fully licensed, full version of Office 2003 Pro. This was previously
installed on a computer running XP. In Feb. 2007 I had to purchase a
replacement computer which runs Vista as the OS. I installed Office 2003 Pro
without incident and can use all programs without error. However, everytime
I try to install an Office update/upgrade I receive a validation error. I
assume that this is due to a previous registration of this product on my old
computer.

I am looking for information on how to get this validated so that I can
update/upgrade with downloads as needed.
 
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Notan

Technodi said:
I own a fully licensed, full version of Office 2003 Pro. This was previously
installed on a computer running XP. In Feb. 2007 I had to purchase a
replacement computer which runs Vista as the OS. I installed Office 2003 Pro
without incident and can use all programs without error. However, everytime
I try to install an Office update/upgrade I receive a validation error. I
assume that this is due to a previous registration of this product on my old
computer.

I am looking for information on how to get this validated so that I can
update/upgrade with downloads as needed.
For the *umpteenth* time, check out CurtB's solution.
 
T

Technodi

I have no idea where to find the CurtB's solution that you refer to. It may
be the umpteenth time for you, but it's new to me.
 
N

Notan

Technodi said:
I have no idea where to find the CurtB's solution that you refer to. It may
be the umpteenth time for you, but it's new to me.
Search this newsgroup for CurtB's posts.
 
T

Technodi

You are obviously much more versed than I. I put "posts by CurtB" and
"CurtB's posts" in the search for box in Office Updates and net nothing
posted by CurtB.

Can you offer more help as to how to find this?
 
N

Notan

Technodi said:
You are obviously much more versed than I. I put "posts by CurtB" and
"CurtB's posts" in the search for box in Office Updates and net nothing
posted by CurtB.

Can you offer more help as to how to find this?
From within your newsreader:

- Sort the posts by "Sender" (or something similar) and look for "CurtB."

or

- Search for "CurtB."
 
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T

Technodi

notan - plelase disregard. I believe that I found the posts you referred to.
Unfortunately, this does not resolve the problem. Product still does not
validate even though it is activated.

I believe that this is due to a previous installation of this product on a
different computer (no longer have the computer).
 
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Peter Foldes

Technodi

Presuming you are using XP not Vista try the following

1. Open the following folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data\

2. Locate the data.dat and data.bak files

3. Right click to rename the files to something different.

4. Insert your original Microsoft Office CD and launch an application, e.g.
Word or Excel.

This will reactivate your applications.

If you don't have the CDs, you may reactivate by contacting the Microsoft
Activation Center. The Office Activation Center can be reached at (888)
652-2342 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time. The activation process is
free of charge.
 
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Peter Foldes

Notan

The OP is not using a newsreader. He is using the CDO (Web interface) to post. A little hard to search for past postings with a Web Interface
 
T

Technodi

Using Vista not XP.

Peter Foldes said:
Technodi

Presuming you are using XP not Vista try the following

1. Open the following folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data\

2. Locate the data.dat and data.bak files

3. Right click to rename the files to something different.

4. Insert your original Microsoft Office CD and launch an application, e.g.
Word or Excel.

This will reactivate your applications.

If you don't have the CDs, you may reactivate by contacting the Microsoft
Activation Center. The Office Activation Center can be reached at (888)
652-2342 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time. The activation process is
free of charge.


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Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
 
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