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Old 09-19-2009, 10:48 AM
Adam Schmidt Adam Schmidt is offline Can I re-install Office 2007 over itself? Windows Vista Can I re-install Office 2007 over itself? Office 2007
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Hi!



I bought an online download of MS Office 2007 that I thought was legal, but now that I've downloaded the latest service pack 2 from MS, it's saying my registration key has already been used to it's maximum allowed usage.

So, I've bought MS Office 2007 yet again just so I can get a new registration key.

My question is: Can I install MS Office (Enterprise edition) 2007 OVER the existing version without losing ANY of my emails or email settings that I have in Outlook 2007???

My current Outlook 2007 has had a issue with not showing the preview of the message for a few seconds when I get a new email even though I'm 100% sure I have the settings for it correct, so I'm hoping that I can do a new install and it will fix that problem, but I have like 14,000 emails that I CANNOT LOSE, it's years of communications with friends, family, etc. So, can I just do the install with the new MS Office that I re-purchased and everything will be okay, meaning that I won't lose any emails or email settings???

THANKS in advance for any help. I need help FAST please, as I'm getting a pop up window from MS that says I only have a few more days to take care of the registration key issue.
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:00 PM
kfawcett kfawcett is offline Can I re-install Office 2007 over itself? Windows 7 Can I re-install Office 2007 over itself? Office 2007
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You can backup your PST file, which is essentially your outlook database with all your information.

You could then uninstall your previous copy of Office and then install your new version and then import your PST file.

Here is an article on how to do it: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/287070



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Old 09-24-2009, 07:26 PM
Adam Schmidt Adam Schmidt is offline Can I re-install Office 2007 over itself? Windows Vista Can I re-install Office 2007 over itself? Office 2007
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Thank you very much for that helpful information!!! I appreciate it!
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:38 PM
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You're welcome.
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:16 PM
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If you haven't already installed a new copy wait. A similar problem happened to me. I purchased a copy of 2007 and installed it on my laptop. My laptop had to be re-formatted, so when I re-installed 2007, I got the same message you did. A phone number was listed, so I called microsoft and activated it over the phone. It was all automated, no person to talk to. It has worked fine ever since. Just a suggestion. If it was a legal copy, you should have no problem. If you are sure it wasn't, then don;t try to activate it. I know mine was legal. I was ready to explain my situation. I hope it works for you.
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