I've had 2 versions of Microsoft Office 2001 (for X) for many years, one of my wife's machine and one on mine. We use them very frequently, and so it would be a drag installing the one copy and then asking "Can you quit so I can open" 10 times a day. So, anyway, here's what's going on. My wife's hard drive died. She reinstalled office after fixing her hard drive. Now every time we open our office suites at the same time it spits the dummy! I thought she might have installed the wrong disc... so I deleted both, and reinstalled it again. Something weird happened... it didn't ask for the product key! I've got 2 legitimate product keys to enter, but it didn't want to know? How does Microsoft Office get installed without the key? Is the product key hiding somewhere in the system? What do I have to edit to make this problem stop?