How do I reinstall Microsoft Office 2007 without losing a license?

I bought Microsoft Office 2007 with three installs, and installed it on one (digit) computer. Unfortunately, I had to change (modify) that computer’s hard (hornlike) drive. Is there any (some) way for me to reinstall Office without another (added) one (digit) of the installations?

2 thoughts on “How do I reinstall Microsoft Office 2007 without losing a license?

  1. DellTech

    You will have to call Microsoft and explain that to them. They can give you another install or another key, if you convince them.

  2. Richard G

    Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA), as they call it, uses a lot more parameters than just the hard drive serial number.

    Actually Windows Genuine Advantage checks the following components:

    * Computer make and model
    * BIOS checksum.
    * MAC address.
    * A unique number assigned to your computer by the tools (Globally Unique Identifier or GUID)
    * Hard drive serial number.
    * Region and language settings of the operating system.
    * Operating system version.
    * PC BIOS information (make, version, date).
    * PC manufacturer.
    * User locale setting.
    * Validation and installation results.
    * Windows or Office product key.
    * Windows XP product ID.

    They use an algorithm that essentially creates a confidence rating based on each of the above items creating a vote. I don’t remember enough about that algorithm to say that all items had an equal vote but I do remember that in theory you should be able to change several of the above items without it failing and the hard drive is certainly one of them.

    If all else fails though, you can still call Microsoft (it will give you a phone number) as DellTech said.

    You should also be able to install it on two other computers.

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