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Several questions regarding MS Office

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1. Can I transfer a copy from one PC to a another when I got it from a repair shop? My laptop is in bad shape I am considering a replacement.

2. If I get an older version used can it still open documents from new MS office?

3. Should I even trust a used MS office copy?

Edited by RebelGamer137, 02 June 2017 - 12:41 AM.

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Hello RebelGamer137,


Not sure which version of Office you have at the moment, or which OS is currently on your computer.


I myself am still using Office 2007 on my 11-year-old desktop computer which was running XP but has now been upgraded to Windows 7. I  also have a laptop which has been upgraded to Windows 10 and I purchased a copy of Office 2013 for that - and I regularly swap Word files from one computer to the other without there being any problem.


The following link leads to a chart which tells you which versions of Office are compatible with Windows 10 (assuming you are getting a Windows 10 laptop): - http://www.keynotesu...ity-chart.shtml


I am not exactly sure what you mean by: 'Should I even trust a used MS office copy'. Do you mean the one previously used by you, or another one? You should be able to load any undamaged copy of a compatible version of Office - but bear in mind that you will have to enter the Microsoft Product Key, so you will need to have that to hand.


You may actually be able to download a digital copy of a previous version of Office free from the Microsoft website; the Product key is the most important part!


Hope this helps,



Edited by Channeal, 02 June 2017 - 06:57 AM.

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