How do you put in a new serial number for office 2008?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mrsmitty13, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. mrsmitty13 macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2007
    I've used the same serial number to install office 08 on both my desktop and laptop. Since their on the same LAN office 08 prompts me saying that when one is open on one of the computers, I cant open it on the other.

    So now i've got a new serial number to put on the second machine but anytime I go to reinstall office, it will not prompt me for the new serial number. It will just use the same old one. I've uninstalled office completely and it just wont work. Any advice?
  2. mrsmitty13 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2007
  3. arfour macrumors newbie


    Apr 15, 2007
  4. willsteinmetz macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2008
    Easy but takes slightly more time

    Uninstall Office 2008 by dragging it to the trash or running the Remove Office app. Once you finish that, got to HD>user name/Library/Preferences/Microsoft/ and drag the Office 2008 folder to your trash. Make sure to empty the trash after that.
    All you have to do now is re-install Office and you should be good to go :)
  5. stejimenez macrumors newbie


    Mar 4, 2008
    ou need to find and delete (move to trash, and empty trash) both of these files.
    * ~/Library/Preferences/Microsoft/Office 2008
    * HD/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Office/OfficePID.Plist

    The OfficePID file is a hidden file so if you don't have a script or program running to show them, go into terminal and type:
    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE (hit enter)
    killall finder (hit enter)

    To hide the files again, substitute FALSE for "TRUE".
    When you restart MS Office it will ask you for your serial number again.

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