Moving MS Office to a new drive

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Moving MS Office to a new drive

Denis Bailey
I have MS Office 2011 on an SSD I recently had installed  in a 2009 iMac, replacing the original hard drive.  “About Word” under the “Word” menu shows a Product ID that looks like a licence number.  Would entering this not activate the program on the new SSD?

I recently replaced the hard drives in my 2009 iMac and my 2011 MacBook Pro with SSDs. I still have the old drives, and they were copied to their respective SSDs with Carbon Copy Cloner. Everything transferred fine, except for MS Office 2011. The software is there, but when I launch any of the applications it asks for the serial number. We recently moved, and the original (3-license) box is buried somewhere, and it may be a while before it turns up.
Is there anything I can copy off the original drive(s), or handle in another manner, so I can use Office on the new drives?   



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Re: Moving MS Office to a new drive

David Brostoff-2
> On Jul 31, 2017, at 9:47 AM, Denis Bailey <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I have MS Office 2011 on an SSD I recently had installed  in a 2009 iMac, replacing the original hard drive.  “About Word” under the “Word” menu shows a Product ID that looks like a licence number.  Would entering this not activate the program on the new SSD?

Unfortunately no -- you need the license key instead.

David


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