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Submitted: Monday, Oct 26, 2009 at 08:34
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Has anyone upgraded from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7, Home premium?

I did it today and it works fine but I have a problem when I type in the serial number of the Office Professional 2007 package that I have.

Each time I open an Office program it asks me to register the product again and then when I type in the serial number in, it tells me that I have typed the wrong code.

I cannot work out what the problem is.

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Reply By: Turist - Monday, Oct 26, 2009 at 17:25

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 at 17:25
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Reply By: Innkeepers - Monday, Oct 26, 2009 at 17:39

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 at 17:39
Hi Brian,
I'm not able to help you with your problem as we're still in Armidale for another week and our upgrade CD will be at our P.O. Box in Qld.

However, I have a question for you..... When you do the upgrade to WinDoze 7, is it a full format of the hard drive where all files are gone?? Meaning that you have to do a full back up of all your files and re-install all your application software and then restore your work files....or is it an operating system upgrade over the top of the old existing Vista system, leaving your saved files on the hard drive????

We have 2 laptops and I was going to do a full format of the old laptop and re-install Windows XP on that one. I am wondering now if I might be able to put Win 7 on that machine instead...or if in fact it would be worth doing......

With regard to your problem.....I have a similar glitch with my Office 2007 when I put it on our new laptop with Vista Home Premium. The Office programs run OK, but I get a little message that pops up on start up of the applications that says "Office Version does not Match"

It's not a pirated copy of Office..unless Dick Smith are selling duds.

Hang on.....I think I can hear Bob typing a response right now and some inane remark about Apple....whatever that is??

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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 06:51

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 06:51
Rick,

If you have windows Vista HOME PREMIUM then the the Windows 7 Home Premium UPGRADE can be just loaded over the old system.

With Windows XP you have to backup all your files and programs as the upgrade wipes all the old operating system and installs a new Windows 7. Then you have to load all your programs back on again.

Hardly worth the effort for old XP.

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Follow Up By: Innkeepers - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 07:47

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 07:47
Thanks Brian.....yes the old XP is a good OS, but that laptop has seen a lot of work and it's not performing as well as it used to, so I was considering a full format of the hard drive and a clean install of XP.

As I was going to go to that length anyway...I toyed with the idea of upgrading the old laptop to Win 7.

However, Outlook Express is part of XP but no e-mail client in Windows 7...unless you like the web based mail of Live Mail....and I don't go for it at all. Mozilla Thunderbird might be an option, or even download Outlook Express 6 if it will run with Win 7.

We'll be in Queensland next week and will pick up my free copy of Windows 7 then, so plenty of time to decide.

Keep well and good luck with the glitch inthe Office App.

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Monday, Oct 26, 2009 at 19:31

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 at 19:31
Change for Change sake ?........ why give MS more $$?

Our Vista works fine.


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That Apple itunes is a complicated messy program, look for sharepod [free] does the same but simpler
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 07:10

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 07:10
Mick,

I wanted to change the Windows Vista on the small laptop to Windows 7 because it can only have 2 Gb RAM and Windows 7 does not require anywhere near the amount of RAM that Vista does.

When I went to load it onto the Laptop I found that it had Vista Business program so the Windows 7 Upgrade could not be loaded onto it.

So I then put it on the main home PC and found that it takes several hours to load it.

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Reply By: Turist - Monday, Oct 26, 2009 at 23:24

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 at 23:24
You can trust Bill.

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Follow Up By: Croozer - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 04:23

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 04:23
Love it Bob, spot on!
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Follow Up By: Keith & Joan - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 16:02

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 16:02
Go the Mac's ! It does what it's supposed to do so well, is easy to operate and no glitches at all.
What a refreshing experience after using Windows for so long. At last I am free of Microsoft!
The Mac is such a beautiful machine, it is always a pleasure to use it.

Sorry about your Windows problem though, it's always a bummer when things don't work like they are supposed to. Try going to the Windows Knowledge Base and asking the right questions. There could be an answer in there somewhere, but you have to go search for it.
All the very best, Keith & Joan.
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Follow Up By: Turist - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 18:07

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 18:07
Looks like someone complained to Youtube about that video.

So here is another link using a different system.
Sorry about the little ad at the start.
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 03:06

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 03:06
I contacted Microsoft online and they promptly sent back an email that in part had these instructions.


Brian, you would need to verify that there are no other office applications Installed.
You would need to follow the steps below.

Click on Start > Control Panel > Programs & Features
Check for the version / suite of Microsoft Office which you have installed (E.g. Microsoft Office Professional 2007). Incase if you were using Outlook for email, then you may need to backup your E-Mail before following the steps below.

Then please check for the programs below which might be the trial version:-

2007 Microsoft Office System
Activation Assistance for 2007 Microsoft Office System
Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007

If you could find any of the programs listed above you may need to uninstall those & then restart the computer.

Try re-launching Microsoft Office Word / Excel & wait if there’s any prompt for Product key / Activation.
If there’s prompt for activation, then you may activate it via online activation / telephone activation.

My Computer came with a Trial Version pre installed, but I elected to load a Professional version instead.

Once I did what Microsoft said and un-installed the Trial version everything then operated properly.

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Follow Up By: Turist - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 03:58

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 03:58
Instruction for installing software upgrade to a Mac.

Click "Install" button.

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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 05:48

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 05:48
Bob,

What word processing, email etc. programs do you use? It wouldn't happen to be MS Office would it.

My problem was not anything to do with the windows upgrade, it was because the computer came with a pre installed office program as a trial and I chose to just leave it there and install a better version. Had I un-installed the program then there would not have been anything else to do than push Install.

I wouldn't mind betting that it would be the same with the Mac also.

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Follow Up By: Turist - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 17:25

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 17:25
Instruction to install software upgrade on a Mac when evaluation or trial software is already installed.

Click "Install" button.

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