How to install a new Office 2008 serial

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  1. ferrarofilms macrumors member

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    I got a MacBook with Microsoft Office 2008. When I try to install it on my wife´s Mac it warns me "the license is only for one machine". I uninstalled it and tried with a new Office 2008 software with new serial but when I try to do so, it always says that the serial number is the previous one, so the machine kept the original serial number and does not let me install the new office. I tried almos everything, unsuccessfullly. How to install a new Office 2008 serial? How do I uninstall completely the previous version?
     
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    Sorry I dont know why that didnt work, it works fine on my computer. I have just copied what the website says below:-

    After applying the Office 2008 for Mac SP1 Updater, some uses are experiencing a problem where the Setup Assistant starts up every time they try to launch any Office application.

    This situation is a result of when the Office Setup Assistant detects that an invalid Product Key was used to install Office 2008. David Pelton, Microsoft MacBU core lead test has outlined below how to fix the problem and requests users to work with him to help chase down the issue to keep it from happening in the future.




    HOW TO GET THROUGH THIS ISSUE

    Some users who have installed Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 1 are reporting an issue that occurs after installation. The issue causes the Office Setup Assistant to open when they try to open an Office application. This situation occurs when the Office Setup Assistant detects that an invalid Product Key was used to install Office 2008.

    To resolve this issue, please move the following files to the Trash:

    /Users/username/Library/Preferences/Microsoft/Office 2008/Microsoft Office 2008 settings.plist

    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Office/OfficePID.plist


    After you complete these steps, open any Office application, and then use the product key that is included with your original installation disk to complete the installation. The product key is located on the back of the Office 2008 for Mac DVD sleeve or on the back of the Install Guide.


    Hope this helps!
     
  5. ferrarofilms thread starter macrumors member

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    It worked out

    Sorry I couldn´t post it before but we were without internet for 8 hours. I did what you said and it worked fine, thanks a lot.
     
  6. OMGWTFBBQ macrumors member

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    Just had the same problem. Thanks for the helpful thread!
     
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    No worries, I forgot all about this. Glad it still works.
     

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