How to change Office Product key and reactivate

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  1. Cabbit macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

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    So how do i change the officer product key and reactivate it. I have removed my old hacked version and am trying to install my new fancy Office 2008 but it seems that it wont let me put in the new product key. This is the last product on my computer i have transitioned to fully legal.
    Had no problems with Adobe Flash (i have a full copy of Design Standard CS3 licensed but needed flash for 2 weeks over the 30 day trial, now purchased Adobe Web Premium CS4).
     
  2. Cabbit thread starter macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

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    Worked it out:

    Delete these two files:

    ~:Library:preferences:Microsoft:Office 2008:Microsoft Office 2008
    Settings.plist

    where ~ is your home folder, and

    HD:Applications:Microsoft Office 2008:Office:OfficePID.plist
     
  3. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    just out of curiosity why did you change everything to fully legal now?
     
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  5. Cabbit thread starter macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

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    Yep everything i own is legal and it is noting about conscience its just about the time frame i had for buying these applications in line with when i needed them meant that illegally downloading them was much quicker as a short term solution.
     
  6. dpfm macrumors newbie

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    How to change Office Product key and reactivate

    I am running MSOffice2008 on Lion and this does not work for me.
    When I start Office again it know the old product Key and does not ask for a new one.

    Any ideas?
     

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