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Unregistering Office v.X
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kamprath
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Apr 1, 2002, 11:38 PM
 
So I bought another copy of MS Office v.X so I could be more legal with my licensing situation (I was no longer the "primary user" of my laptop), however, I can't figure out how to remove the old license key from Office v.X so I can enter the new license key I purchased. I've even tried deleting everything Office related from my hard drive, but that didn't work. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Apr 3, 2002, 05:06 PM
 
Originally posted by kamprath:
<STRONG>So I bought another copy of MS Office v.X so I could be more legal with my licensing situation (I was no longer the "primary user" of my laptop), however, I can't figure out how to remove the old license key from Office v.X so I can enter the new license key I purchased. I've even tried deleting everything Office related from my hard drive, but that didn't work. Does anyone know how to do this?</STRONG>
Below is what I gathered from another post on macfixit. Everything below is a quote, though no markings are provided.

1. Use a utility like file buddy to make the file "OfficePID" visible. This is usually located in /Applications/Office v.X/Office/OfficePID

2. Move this file to the trash. (or use terminal.app if you are UNIX savvy)

3. For each user who has run office, remove the following preference files:
Carbon Registration Database
Office Registration Cache X
Microsoft Office Settings (10)

These are all located in $HOME\Library\Preferences\Microsoft

4. Re-launch any of the Office v.X apps and you will prompted to re-register them. Make sure you have your serial number handy at this point.

Posted by Alex McHugh http://www.zip.com.au/~mchugh/machac...ve-112001.html
     
kamprath  (op)
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Apr 6, 2002, 02:08 AM
 
Originally posted by fulmer:
<STRONG>

Below is what I gathered from another post on macfixit. Everything below is a quote, though no markings are provided.

1. Use a utility like file buddy to make the file "OfficePID" visible. This is usually located in /Applications/Office v.X/Office/OfficePID

2. Move this file to the trash. (or use terminal.app if you are UNIX savvy)

3. For each user who has run office, remove the following preference files:
Carbon Registration Database
Office Registration Cache X
Microsoft Office Settings (10)

These are all located in $HOME\Library\Preferences\Microsoft

4. Re-launch any of the Office v.X apps and you will prompted to re-register them. Make sure you have your serial number handy at this point.

Posted by Alex McHugh http://www.zip.com.au/~mchugh/machac...ve-112001.html</STRONG>

Thanks! That did the trick!

Michael
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