reinstall ML, does it break MS Office 2011 activation?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by j00d, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    Jul 27, 2007
    #1
    Hi,

    I'm getting one of those "(null) preferences pane" error messages when I try to configure Time Machine and it looks like the only fix for it is to reinstall ML.

    But if I reinstall ML, will it break the licensing activation in Office 2011? I have a legit key but I loathe the idea of trying to find it.

    Thanks,

    John
     
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    chriscl

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    Location:
    Nottingham, England
    #2
    All I can offer is the experience I had when I restored a Time Machine backup to my then-new MacBook Pro - everything just worked afterwards, with the exception of Office 2011 - I had to re-input the Serial Number and then re-activiate to get it to work.

    Only Microsoft...
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    So Cal, USA
    #3
    It will most likely break the validation, but it's not too difficult to fix. You can retrieve the key online at MS or just call MS and they can give you a key over the phone.
     

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