How can I move MS Office from old drive?
Posted 23 November 2006 - 11:36 AM
Posted 23 November 2006 - 01:02 PM
And neither could you simply copy the existing Microsoft Office folder over to the new boot drive. That would not work for two reasons:
1. The required Registry keys and values (which are created when Office is installed) would be missing.
2. When Office was installed on the old machine, a whole bunch of support files were written to various sub-folders in the (old) Windows directory and you would simply not know how many or where to find them all.
The bottom line, I'm afraid, is that old install of Office is effectively useless. Ditto for the other programs on there.
Re-installation from scratch (from CD or downloaded files) is the only way to restore them in your scenario.
Edited by pip22, 23 November 2006 - 01:26 PM.
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