Office not working on new iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hendrik84, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2011
    Just got the new 27" and when I migrated the applications from my old macbook, I can't seem to open up the Office apps (Word, Excel..)

    A window pops up called Microsoft office setup assistant and it asks me to create an office identity which doesn't even seem to work. When I hit continue it "Quits unexpectedly"

    I'm assuming it's a update issue? But it won't even give me the option to update anything.
  2. macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    A lot of applications cannot be successfully migrated and must be reinstalled. I expect that Microsoft Office is one of them.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2011
    Thank you for your reply. That stinks as the cd is LONG gone :)
  4. macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    When I have migrated, I never needed the CD. I only needed the licensing key. I keep all of my licensing keys in my 1Password vault.

    The vast majority of 3rd party software is now available for download off of the companies site. The licensing key is typically the only thing necessary to keep.


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