How to change MS Office Registered User Info

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by haganah, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. haganah macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2003
    Hello. In a windows environment, I remember being able to access the registry key and change the user information for the owner of office. Is it possible to do the equivalent on a mac and how?
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Re: How to change MS Office Registered User Info

    M$ Office v.X is secured only by a serial number. It does not call home for activation, nor does it require activation.
  3. haganah thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2003
    Re: Re: How to change MS Office Registered User Info

    :) No I meant the name, company, serial screen that comes up in the beginning. Say I had written IBM as the company and changed my company later and wanted to also change that info on that screen, how would i do it?

    I was able to search and found an answer. You delete 2 files in there (one from your preferences and the other is an invisible file called officeipd or something close to that). Once you do that, you restart any office app. I restarted MS Word and as soon as it started it pretty much ask me for my name, company, and serial number. So that's how you do it.
  4. slowtreme macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2003
    Tampa FL
    I was never able to get Office v.X to change the registered user info. I deleted the files but then EVERY time I restarted I had to enter it all over again. I tried for 6 months to find a work around (my CDROM was unreadable).

    Eventually I just contacted MS, had them send me a new CD (no charge) and I reinstalled.

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