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#40128 - 04/29/16 09:26 PM Re: When to replace imacs and Macbooks? [Re: MacManiac]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Ok, but it's not a big deal right? It's not a monthly subscription. In that past softwares like Adobe have you connect to their website. Maybe it's better in some ways?

But more importantly are you ever going to upgrade Office? You reverted back to 2011 and lost money on the upgrade basically?

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#40137 - 04/30/16 06:13 AM Re: When to replace imacs and Macbooks? [Re: kevs]
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Registered: 08/04/09
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I installed 2016 on my wife's computer when her 2011 was disabled by Microsoft after a SSD installation and required re-activation while we were away from the original install package.....she HATES it.
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#40141 - 04/30/16 08:18 AM Re: When to replace imacs and Macbooks? [Re: MacManiac]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Thanks, I did get the 2011 ok, by calling them, long phone call, but ok now... HOw is OFfice 2016? Lot of bad reviews on it so I'm holding off...

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#40142 - 04/30/16 08:25 AM Re: When to replace imacs and Macbooks? [Re: MacManiac]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
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...2011 was disabled by Microsoft after a SSD installation....

Would you please clarify what happened?

I wasn't aware that there was any interaction between Office 2011 and Microsoft that could cause that.

Thanks.
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#40150 - 04/30/16 10:57 AM Re: When to replace imacs and Macbooks? [Re: artie505]
MacManiac Offline

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When I migrated my wife's HD to the SSHD, the Office 2011 activation code didn't make the move....having used exactly the same technique on an earlier install under OS X 10.6 and Office 2008, there was no loss of activation.

Maybe I'm mistaken, but that certainly sounds like Microsoft changed things up so that new hardware requires re-activation.....
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#40168 - 05/01/16 09:15 AM Re: When to replace imacs and Macbooks? [Re: MacManiac]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: MacManiac
Maybe I'm mistaken, but that certainly sounds like Microsoft changed things up so that new hardware requires re-activation.....

I think this is analogous to what you did: I just migrated to a new MBP, and although I've never migrated my apps before I did this time to see if I'd have to reactivate Excel (the only Office component I use), and I did. (I kept getting "Activation Server Down" messages, so I wound up doing it by phone... Jeez, what a PIA!!! The read-in and read-out were around 50 numbers each.)
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#40180 - 05/01/16 03:42 PM Re: When to replace imacs and Macbooks? [Re: artie505]
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Yep, instead of going through the re-activation pain, I went through the "upgrade" pain.....
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#40183 - 05/02/16 03:59 AM Re: When to replace imacs and Macbooks? [Re: MacManiac]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
The re-activation number they gave me (48 characters) can be re-used, but they told me almost as an afterthought, read it quickly, and didn't repeat it, so I'm not even certain that I got it right.

At least I'm still in '11. though! smile
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#40188 - 05/02/16 07:38 AM Re: When to replace imacs and Macbooks? [Re: artie505]
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I have also gone through the Migration process a few times (whether to a new OS, or re-installation of a current one), and I have never had issues with any piece of Office 2011 (I use Outlook, Word, and Excel).
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#40205 - 05/02/16 03:31 PM Re: When to replace imacs and Macbooks? [Re: honestone]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Hmmm... You're saying that your MS Office activation followed you without your re-entering your SN unlike what MM and I experienced?

That's pretty weird!

Anybody else got some experience with the matter to contribute?
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#40208 - 05/02/16 05:36 PM Re: When to replace imacs and Macbooks? [Re: artie505]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Artie, it saw the new computer or SSD drive as a 3rd machine. I did have a 48 digit pin, entered it, and it did not work.

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#40209 - 05/02/16 05:42 PM Re: When to replace imacs and Macbooks? [Re: kevs]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: kevs
Artie, it saw the new computer or SSD drive as a 3rd machine. I did have a 48 digit pin, entered it, and it did not work.

Microsoft's basic registration code for Office 2011 is 25 characters; in my instance the 48 character number came into play only after the basic code didn't work and I was given a phone link. (My version of Office 2011 is a 1 Mac version.)


Edited by artie505 (05/02/16 05:47 PM)
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#40212 - 05/02/16 09:35 PM Re: When to replace imacs and Macbooks? [Re: artie505]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: artie
My version of Office 2011 is a 1 Mac version.

Wow! That just extremely belatedly but luckily not disastrously registered with me.

Even though my Office 2011 packaging says "1 Mac" on it it doesn't include an uninstaller nor was I challenged when I registered it on my new deuced Mac(hina)...presumably a second machine.

Whew!
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#40221 - 05/03/16 12:42 PM Re: When to replace imacs and Macbooks? [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Reminds me of when they had a code in the box, that wasn't the license code. It was the code to get the code. You had to create a Live account, login, enter the code, and from THERE it would give you the ACTUAL license code.

aka "we're going to force you to give us your email address if you ever want to install this software".
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