Question about Macs and microsoft's word

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by calebjohnston, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    I fear that my brand new ibook's harddrive might be weakening on me. If it fails and I need a new harddrive, will I be able to use the same serial number for my office installation cd? I don't want to use up another of the 3 you get when you buy it simply because the computer they sold me has a garbage harddrive.
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Of course... there's little chance that the old instance of Word (with the same serial number) will be running at the same time as the new one, right...? ;)
  3. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    Asides from which if you ring Microsoft up and explain the situation to them they'll allow you to activate 4, 5, 6 plus times - tried it in the past.
  4. ToddW macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2004
    no worries, just when you need to activiate it explain to MS what happened. I've done it with Windows on the same machine for years!
  5. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006

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