changing product key on mac office 2004 (legit copy)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by carl201167, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. carl201167 macrumors regular

    May 31, 2005
    London, UK
    I have bought a legit copy of Mac Office 2004. When I install it, it uses a pre-existing key on the mac

    How can I change the product key to reflect the one I've just paid for?
  2. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    i suspect you'll have to uninstall all traces of the older copy first even if it's just preference files that still exist, then you can install the new copy using its own key

    if i remember correctly , MS Office comes with an uninstaller that will remove all of a previous installation
  3. XNine macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2005
    Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
    there's an invisible file that it uses for registration, If I remember correctly its called "pfid." Get Tinkertool, show invisible files, and look for the file in the Microsoft office folder. Just as well delete any associated .plist files.

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