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Loading Microsoft Office onto new computer tower

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singersgirl Fri 12-Sep-08 14:37:30

Probably a really stupid question, but DH and I are Luddite technophobes with a small business. We're planning to replace our old desktop computer tower (6 years old and v. slow now) but will keep the monitor/network/external hard drive/his Mac book. We have Microsoft Office which is loaded onto the current CPU. Do we need to buy it again or can we use the disk to load it onto the new tower? Or can Geeksquad or someone transfer it all across for us?

Does this even make sense? grin

onager Fri 12-Sep-08 15:00:53

You should be able to just install it from the original disk (there will be a serial number on the disk).
However you may have had updates and patches to it from MS which are no longer available on the site. Office has come a long way in that time.

singersgirl Fri 12-Sep-08 15:03:58

Thanks for responding so quickly. Actually the Office disk is not as old as the tower - only about a couple of years old. Would it worth getting new one then for updates etc?

onager Fri 12-Sep-08 15:17:50

Oh if it's not that old any patches/updates may still be available on the MS site. It's only really the oldest version that might not be there and really only the oldest version that would desperately need them.
You should be fine with what you have.

Replacing a 6 year old computer is going to be fun. I helped someone with one about that old recently. The reaction was "wow! I didn't realise just how slow the old one was!"

singersgirl Fri 12-Sep-08 19:50:50

Thanks, and that's just what I wanted to hear! It is dreadfully slow to open and load things now....

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