Will Retail box product key activate trial version of Office 2007

Will Retail box product key activate trial version of Office 2007

Post by aGlzcGxhY2 » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 11:50:01


I downloaded Office 2007 Professional awhile back. My trial is about to
expire, and I just bought the retail box version upgrade.

I have just gotten everything like I want it... settings, email accounts in
Outlook, autocorrect entries in my normal.dotx and normalemail.dotx, etc.

I REALLY do not want to have to uninstall the trial and reinstall from the
box.

Can I just use the box product key to activate this trial version???

I noticed that uninstall was suggested to another person who had a student
version, but...

Someone please tell me yes... :-)
--
J. Raines
 
 
 

Will Retail box product key activate trial version of Office 2007

Post by Milly Stap » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 15:30:57

Uninstalling the trial version will remove any leftover vestiges of the timebomb. Always uninstall the trial (user data is never touched or removed) and install the retail version you purchased.

-- Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

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After furious head scratching, hisplaceresort asked:

| I downloaded Office 2007 Professional awhile back. My trial is about
| to expire, and I just bought the retail box version upgrade.
|
| I have just gotten everything like I want it... settings, email
| accounts in Outlook, autocorrect entries in my normal.dotx and
| normalemail.dotx, etc.
|
| I REALLY do not want to have to uninstall the trial and reinstall
| from the box.
|
| Can I just use the box product key to activate this trial version???
|
| I noticed that uninstall was suggested to another person who had a
| student version, but...
|
| Someone please tell me yes... :-)

 
 
 

Will Retail box product key activate trial version of Office 2007

Post by JoAnn Paul » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 05:26:18

Milly -

The more I read your responses, the more I respect you. I've seen others
telling people they don't need to dump the trial. I recommend they do and
was beginning to feel like I was singing a solo. Thank you for making the
"Uninstall the trial first" song a duet. :-)

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]

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"Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]"


Uninstalling the trial version will remove any leftover vestiges of the
timebomb. Always uninstall the trial (user data is never touched or
removed) and install the retail version you purchased.

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All
unsolicited mail sent to my personal account will be deleted without
reading.

After furious head scratching, hisplaceresort asked:

| I downloaded Office 2007 Professional awhile back. My trial is about
| to expire, and I just bought the retail box version upgrade.
|
| I have just gotten everything like I want it... settings, email
| accounts in Outlook, autocorrect entries in my normal.dotx and
| normalemail.dotx, etc.
|
| I REALLY do not want to have to uninstall the trial and reinstall
| from the box.
|
| Can I just use the box product key to activate this trial version???
|
| I noticed that uninstall was suggested to another person who had a
| student version, but...
|
| Someone please tell me yes... :-)