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Moving to a new computer - Office setup...

Question: Moving to a new computer - Office setup...

I'd like to know what files in Word, Excel, and Firefox can be backed up so that I can copy them onto the new computer. I really dislike having to redo all of the settings. It's very time consuming and I get frustrated as I never remember how I set things up.

THanks in adavnce for your help.

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Preferred Solution: Moving to a new computer - Office setup...

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I recently got Microsoft Office and it would only allow me to install it on to three computers. All three installs have been used and I just got a new computer yesterday that I need to put it on. Is there a way I can do this without having to buy a new copy? (ie uninstalling it from my old computer and installing it on the new one)

Answer:Moving MS Office onto another computer

I would believe that if you uninstall it from one computer, then you are freeing up one slot on the license and so you should be able to install it on another computer. As long as you uninstall it on one PC and install it on another, you are not exceeding your license limits therefore you are in compliance with Microsofts terms and agreements. Give it a shot and let us know how it goes.

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I have Office 2010 Home & Student on my laptop.

Because, the company I work for is offering full blown promotional copies of MS office to all us employees, I want to remove my purchased copy and save it for later use on another computer.
This is so I won?t lose my purchased copy when I load the promotional copy, and load it onto a different computer when I'm ready.

Can this be done? if so, please explain.


Answer:Moving MS office to another computer.

How did you get your copy? If you downloaded it you should still have the file you downloaded. Put it on a CD or DVD and use it to install at a later time, then uninstall it and install the new one from your employer.

If you have problems with the Office 2010 H&S version later a call to MS will resolve it.

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I have agreed to help a friend set up a new computer in a couple of weeks and one of the things she wants is to re-install her copy of Office 2010 on the new computer. The problem is that she had a break-in a few weeks back and can't find her disk; she believes it got taken in the robbery.

Is there any way she can reinstall it on the new computer, which will be running Windows 10, without having the disk? I'm not sure if she has any of the papers that came with the original purchase of Office 2010; I'm still trying to find that out.

I'm really not sure how the licensing for Office works or whether the program can be transferred to a new computer so any information you could give me would be helpful.

Answer:Moving Office 2010 to new computer?

You can download the Office 2010. Just Google "Office 2010 download". But you need the key.

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This is probably going to sound like a dumb question, but please bear in mind I'm a bit of a novice computer wise.We currently have a laptop but are getting a newer one. We might get a notebook, we're not totally sure yet. But how do we get our Microsft Office software onto the new computer/notepad as we can't find the discs (plus a notepad doesn't have a disc drive just usb's), and don't know if we have the activation key?

Answer:Moving microsoft office to new computer

LibreOffice is a good alternative:

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With the forthcoming MS Office 2010 being given as an upgrade from MS Office 2007, I wish to uninstall a copy of MS Office 2007 (installed 6 months ago) from one computer and transfer it to another, so that I can install the offer related Office 2007 to the first computer. If Office 2007 is uninstalled, is the unlocking code removed from records as well?

Answer:Moving MS Office 2007 to another computer

Your Microsoft Office software licence allows you to install the software on two machines.Just run the installer on the second machine, and validate the software online - it should work without any problem. If for any reason it fails the online activation go for the telephone version.

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Hi, I'm geminid.
I have purchased a new computer, and wish to install office 2007, which, at the moment, is installed on my old unit.
Is it Legal to do so if I delete it on the old computer, and if so can you advise the best way to completely delete it.
Hope you can help.

Answer:Moving office 2007 to new computer

If Office came pre-installed on your computer you will need to double-check the licence agreement - but generally it is legal to move Office to another computer.To remove Office go Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. Click on Microsoft Office 2007 and select "Remove".

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I've had Office 2007 for at least 2 years now. I got 3 installs with it. One of my computers has died and I want to install it on a new computer.

If I recall this is allowed by Microsoft but I'm having trouble figuring out how to do it? Please Help!

Answer:Activating/moving MS Office 2007 to a new computer

Hi NoPlanB.I got 3 installs with it. One of my computers has died and I want to install it on a new computer.If I recall this is allowed by MicrosoftI take it you must be using the "Home and Student" version?It is the only version of office 07 that allows that many installs and 3 is the legal limit.You can install and use it a 4th time (as it has no way of knowing that) and use it up to 50 times before you are nagged for activation and it goes into reduced functionality mode. If afterwards you are denied another license key via the activation wizard (wizard dies) you can bring the wizard back to life by deleting the opa12.dat file, described in this article, or contact MS by phone. Below is a link to all ms products and license termsFind End User License Terms for Microsoft Software Licensed by Microsoft or the Computer Manufacturer

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Hello guys, I just went through all pits and circles of *censored* with migrating from an xp laptop to vista - now the last one - outlook in office 2003.  I copied all psts (outlook and archive) from old one to new - they seemed to work. imported the rules - they seemed to have set in fine. Set up and tested the email accounts while keeping the old laptop shut off from internet - each of them worked fine. They are even showing that they are receiving some mail - one of the accounts was getting ~6500 emails - but i dont see them in any of the folders that are managed by rules and not in the general incoming one. There is some action - emails are "being received" but heck knows where they end up! i restarted outlook all to no avail... has anyone faced anything like that? any help would be so much appreciated!!! i am even thinking of trying the bat! now with all this cr*p...

Answer:Moving .pst's and rules to a vista computer from xp - office 2003 what you were looking for?

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how do I move my copy of office 2010 from broken computer to replacement. My old Acer with Win7 broke. I had bought Office 2010 for it and wish to use that copy on my new HP laptop. How do I make this happen. I have serial numbers etc.

Answer:moving copy of office 2010 from broken computer to replacement

It may have come with 2 or 3 licences, so you may be OK. If not, I believe you'll have to ring MS and try to persuade them to activate it on the new machine.

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I am getting the following error when I try to reinstall a custom setup office XP install on a windows 2000 machine.

"OFFXP: Setup Detects Office XP Running When You Attempt to Install Office XP"

I had the uninstall the office xp on this machine through add/remove programs because it was crashing alot. The custom install works fine on all other windows 2000 and xp machines.

I found the following error in MS knowledgebase
article 292497 (I can't post the link because I'm a new member)

It says to to hit ignore. If I hit ignore it does install but it doesn't install with the correct options for the custom install. (I have it set to not install outlook and it installs outlook, etc.) Obviously its not following the custom install.

Any ideas? I believe something is left on the pc from office when it was installed. I even ran the Removal Wizard on the Office XP Resource kit. It is supposed to remove everything left from previous versions. However, it must be missing something because I am still getting that error when I try to reinstall Office XP that is described above.


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Reinstalled all Sony Pre-Loaded software,
which did NOT include any Prior version of MS Office. (Other than a Trial
Version of Office 2003 which I never used or installed. It's still in my
computer) Have no idea what version it is. Simply doesn't say because it's never been installed. It's sitting in the same start menu as all of the other MS Office 2007 Programs.
In another message forum I was told to delete it. However, Office 2007 Pro worked fine for 2 days with the Trial program still sitting in the Start folder.

I managed to install MS Office Professional 2007 and it's worked
for 2 days without a hitch. Today, I get the error message when I try to use
Outlook "Cannot start MS Office Outlook. Cannot initialize MS Office Shared
Utilities. Restart your computer Or reinstall MS Office Outlook." No Luck!!
Also, when I try to start up MS Word, the message says "Not enought memory
to load Word." (I have 2 Gig of Ram and a 320 Gig hard Drive???)

When I insert the Office Pro 2007 disk to Reinstall, the message is: "The
path you have chosen does not point at a qualifying upgradable product.
Click Try again or Cancel to quit setup."

I also don't have ANY previous versions of any Office Suite program to use.
I had Office 2003 Pro installed but that was deleted when I purchased Office 2007 Pro. I do have the disks for Office
2007 Pro.

For the record, I am an American living in Cali, Columbia. It... Read more

Answer:Reformatted My Hard Drive And Cannot Reinstall MS Office Pro 2007 in Office Setup

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I have an old Win XP machine with Office 2007 that I am replacing with a shiny new Win 10 machine. I have purchased Office 365 Home Subscription. I will need to keep both machines running for at least a few months because of one software application that I cannot port to the Win 10 machine. I also have an iPhone and an iPad.
I have several email accounts not all with the same host. Most are with GoDaddy. I have two that were for two different businesses I ran and a couple for personal use.
I need help configuring the email so that I can get messages on all of these devices (old Win XP machine, new Win 10 machine, iPad, & iPhone).
I have several questions:
Can the old and new machines share email messages if one is running Office 2007 and the other Office 365? Or do I have to upgrade the old machine to Office 365?
The old machine is currently set up as POP3. Is that going to be a problem?
Is there a way that I can "ignore" emails that I see on one mobile device and have it also not show up on any other mobile devices, but not be deleted and still show up on the PC?
If I set up an email folder structure, will that structure be mirrored on the server and also on all of the other devices? If I move an email from one folder to another or move an entire folder, will that be propagated to the server and all devices?
Are any of the books out there any good at helping me sort all this out? If so, which ones?
Thanks for any tips or pointers...

Answer:Email setup when converting from Office 2007 & Win XP to Office 365 & Win 10

Can the old and new machines share email messages if one is running Office 2007 and the other Office 365? Or do I have to upgrade the old machine to Office 365?
          Yes, but this is more dependent on the protocol you use to access the messages than the versions of Office.
The old machine is currently set up as POP3. Is that going to be a problem?
          Most likely yes.  Post Office Protocol (POP) is "first generation" protocol for dealing with e-mail before the age when someone was likely to be trying to juggle the same e-mail messages on multiple devices.   It is a client side arrangement, which means your e-mail messages (in most default configurations) are downloaded to the device you're reading them on and as soon as that's done, or at some set time afterward, they are deleted from the server and are no longer available for additional download to other devices.
          If you expect to be wanting to juggle the same messages across multiple devices you should convert to the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP).  IMAP is a server side protocol, where all messages, and the folders that you set up, and the filters you create to sort them into those folders, are all created and stored on the e-mail server.  The devices that access your mail all connect to the server and get the folder setup and the message headers (usually) until you ... Read more

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I want to install Office 2007 Pro, but it seems that Office 97 Pro is reluctant to leave - the uninstall process just stops. It seems I am not alone in this, so is it safe to simply install Office 2007 Pro alongside 97, or will that cause the universe to explode, or any other nause? If I must first get rid of 97, how do I do so if the normal method won't work? Please, anyone?

Answer:Moving from Office 97 to Office 2007

Instead of going through Add/Remove just insert the CD. The Auto-run of the CD should offer the Uninstall or Repair.

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I just purchased a new Netgear R7000 router for $200 and within the first week I began having issues. From what I'm reading it's either a bad batch of routers or poor firmware. Considering my goal in spending $200 on a router was to move away from these issues, I think I'm done with all-in-one router/wireless (consumer grade).

I've heard a lot of rave reviews on UniFi and was thinking of returning the R7000 and diving into Ubiquiti. We just purchased a home which does have an attic and a finished basement with a dropped ceiling. So running a conduit for the lines shouldn't be too bad!

My question is, how does the PoE for the AP work? Do I need to get the EdgeRouter PoE or the EdgeRouter Lite with a Tough Switch PoE? I'm looking to NOT install electrical outlets near each AP and want to run the APs strictly off of PoE.

The house is a 1,500sqft bi-level ranch with 3 bedrooms. For starters, I was going to pick up one Unifi Enterprise AP (2.4Ghz) and a router to run it with. Once 802.11ac matured a bit I would then replace or add to the network. I figured running the AP on the 2nd floor, at the center of the house, should cover just fine..?

My wish-list was going to be:

Ubiquiti Enterprise AP


What suggestions do you guys have for a Ubiquiti install?


Answer:Moving to Ubiquiti setup - how does their PoE work?

That setup should work. I know the UAP and UAP-LR don't use standard PoE (UAP-Pro and UAP-AC do), but the EdgeRouter should be running the UBNT PoE and standard PoE. I do suggest checking their data sheets and/or the UBNT forums.

The placement and running of cabling sounds fine, I know the range on UAP are great. So you're aware, the WAP doesn't have a built-in web interface to program it. You will need to setup the Controller software on a computer or laptop so you can program the WAP after it's physically installed. Following the EdgeMax guides should help you setup the router quickly. I just setup the EdgeRouter Lite last night using them, works wonderfully.

The company I work for runs 100 UAP & UAP-LR, we love the products. I really wish we could get a sample box of everything UBNT does so we can play with them. I believe I can find a use for everything they make. Just need to do some testing before we deploy anything.

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I have a dual boot 7 with 32bit and 64bit, and unknowingly installed the 32 first and 64 thereafter (on 2 partitions of SSD). I realise now that I want to delete 32bit and cannot format this partition.

I ask because I have a Win 10 partition on my HDD that I eventually want to clone to the SSD and thereafter only have 2 partitions with 64bit 7 & 10, and format the space left on the HDD as a backup location.

Attached are screenshots from disk management.

Can anybody help please?

Answer:Moving and deleting OS on triple-boot setup

You cannot delete D because it`s the Active partition and has the system files on it.

And if you wiped out D you wouldn`t be able to boot from C because it`s on an extended partition, it must be a primary partition, set Active and contain the system files.

You`d have to wipe out C and D in order to reinstall W7 64 bit, and I`m not sure you can do that as C and H are both part of an extended partition.

Why is there a gap between C and H, please post an unedited shot of Disk Management.

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Ok I'm going to show my age here a bit lol. We moved into our older home in 2000, and at that time I was hardcore into computers/gaming and it wasn't an issue getting a setup down. Mainly, at the time I ran a Linksys router, and some 10/100 switches with Cat5 runs to various spots. Over time I upgraded to a Linksys wireless router with ddwrt installed and 1000m switches and that's been ok. I've stopped gaming for the most part and tbh our internet is used primarily for Netflix and websurfing now.

So now we just bought a new house in a rural area. While we are only about 5-10 miles from our present house(with cable internet), the only ISP's I can get are dial up, satellite, 3g/4g, or microwave wireless. Since I don't want bandwidth caps, I've elected to go with the wireless service which they say is 5m/1m service(we'll see--skeptical of this).

So now my questions:
My Linksys wireless router has been flakey for some time. Requires frequent resets as the wireless will get flakey at times and Netflix hangs then. Also, since the basement of the house is currently unfinished, I'm considering hiring someone to run Cat5e(e?) or the upgraded Cat5 that I have 2 spools of. My thinking is that I would avoid some of the hassles of wireless with a static connection. I would still like wireless for the ipod/ipads, and ability to hop on if not near a Cat5 run, so I'm considering upgrading my wireless router to something like... Read more

Answer:Moving to new house and I'm out of the loop. Help with network setup plz

I had several Linksys routers over the years, in my experience they start dying when you have to reboot them every few days.
I've since switched to an Airport Extreme which covers pretty much the whole house. In my basement shop I have a Dell 24 port gig switch and a Meraki access point.
I would have wires run to every location you think you might need at some point, with wireless to supplement that.

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Question: moving office?

microsoft office 2010 on desktop from a paid for download,can i move to a laptop or do i have to buy another?

Answer:moving office?

If you uninstall it from the desktop you can move it to the laptop i believe...

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Question: Moving office

I curently am running XP and Office XP. My C drive is running low in space and the biggest thing on it is Office and all the related office stuff. Is there any way of moving it to my D Drive. I have the original disks, but would rather not lose all my settings etc. and need to start all over again?




Answer:Moving office

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Question: moving office

have office 2010 on desktop can i move to laptop or do i down load another one?

Answer:moving office

If it was downloaded, you need to download to the other computer.
Programs can not be moved - too many broken links.

If your Office 2010 is a single user license, they you have to remove it from the desktop computer.

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Within the next 6 months or so I plan to be moving to a new house. Since we'll be spending a few weeks fixing the place up before we move in, I figured I may as well wire the house for Ethernet. My question is, how much would it cost (for cables, face plates, and stuff) to wire a three story house. I was going to put 2 jacks in the living room, 2 jacks in one of the bed rooms, 8 jacks in a bedroom that will become the "Home Office", and about 10 jacks in the basement. (I plan to have small LAN Parties there) All this will be hooked up to a 24 port switch that I picked up awhile back. I am also going to build a home server that will be the main router/fire wall as well as a file server. I have Windows 2003 Standard (yes, it is legal) or I could use Smoothwall. Any suggestions here? I was also going to have all the wire gigabit capable, and place a Wireless Access Point (or a Wapidy Wap, as my friend calls it) somewhere for when I feel like watching TV while surfing the net on my laptop.

My question is does this sound reasonable, and how much will it all cost? I have the switch, and the WAP already, I just need costs for the cables, face plates, and the cheapest firewall/router/fileserver with atleast 80 gigs of storage.

Answer:Moving soon, looking to setup a home network with room to grow.

Check out CDW
Get most of my stuff from there

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I was going to transfer Windows 7 to a larger SSD with an image, but I'll just do a clean install. Office 2010 pro is on another HDD to save space. Can I move it from the HDD to the new SSD, or must I reinstall it as well?

Answer:Moving MS Office to a new Windows 7

You will need to re install.

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I need to reformat drive C: which currently contains all of my applications as well as the OS.

In preparation for doing the reformat, can I move my applications (especially MS Office) from drive C: to another drive (same machine) WITHOUT HAVING TROUBLE?

Why do I want to do the reformat? Because I can no longer boot from that location (C even though I can read all of my files. Explanation: I made that HD the slave to a HD master in a different computer and all of the documents and applications seem to be intact even though the OS seems to be hosed.

Answer:Solved: Moving MS Office

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Almost 3 years ago, I purchased Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student version with 3 licenses. I installed them in 3 Windows 7 32 bit machines, my main PC, my Laptop and my audio work station. I'm going to get a version of Windows 7 64 bit and do a clean install on a new SSD in the main system.

Can I uninstall Office on say, the audio workstation and reinstall it in the Windows 7 64? Will I have activation issues? It should run on the 64bit OS withoout issues, right?

Answer:Moving Office to anothe PC

Quote: Originally Posted by michaelst

Almost 3 years ago, I purchased Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student version with 3 licenses. I installed them in 3 Windows 7 32 bit machines, my main PC, my Laptop and my audio work station. I'm going to get a version of Windows 7 64 bit and do a clean install on a new SSD in the main system.

Can I uninstall Office on say, the audio workstation and reinstall it in the Windows 7 64? Will I have activation issues? It should run on the 64bit OS withoout issues, right?

I've got the exact same Office version and license. I've only installed one license to one PC, so haven't faced your issue.

My understanding is that these licenses CAN be reinstalled when hardware changes. I don't think you'd have a major activation issue--you may or may not have to actually talk to Microsoft on the phone. I doubt it.

But--you say you want to install an SSD with Win 7 64 bit on "main system".

If so, why would you bother uninstalling Office on audio workstation and then re-installing it on main system?? I'd just reinstall the same "main system" Office license on the SSD after you get Windows installed on it.

By the way--the last I heard, MS is still recommending 32 bit Office on 64 bit Windows installations. It seems that 32 bit has fewer compatibility issues with certain Office add-ons. So stick with 32 bit Office.

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Is there a way to migrate my old Office 2000 Shortcut bar over to Office 2003? (locate the files associated with it and move it?) Thanks

Answer:Moving the Office 2K Shortcut bar

Microsoft dropped some goodies in Office 2003, the shortcut bar being one of them. If you still have your CD from an older version, you can do a custom install and install only the shortcut bar. It's a bit of a pain to go through another install, but, like you, I can't live without that handy shortcut bar soI did it.

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It is possible that I shall shortly be loosing my access to M$ Office and will therefor have to find another (considerably cheaper) Office Suite.That should not be a problem as I have used Ability for some years.However, I shall miss Outlook.Any ideas as to what Diary/Contacts/Time Management software I should use and more importantly: a piece of software can I export my Contacts to: Lock, Stock and Barrel? Preferably something that will just load and install Outlook.pst file.

Answer:Possibly moving to a PC without M$ Office!

Try this don't know what it is like but seemingly "Imports appointments and task list from Outlook" click here

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I would like to take Office Standard Edition 2003 off my notebook and put it on my new desktop I just built. How do I properly do that if it is even possible?

Thanks guys,


Answer:Moving office to my Desktop...How?

-buy a new version

-Connect the 2 computers and move the program files over

-Connect the 2 computers and access it through your laptop

-try the re-install disc's but the key might not work

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Question: Moving office 2003

I have an HP laptop Compaq nx9020. Of late it has been running slower and I?ve had problems with instability. I decided it was time to reinstall windows; my version is XP professional 2002 service pack 3 I however had placed all my software in a cupboard believing that it was in a safe place. I was unaware that the water pipe in the cupboard was a hot water pipe and it had slightly warped my XP Pro disc rendering it unusable.
I decided it was time to install Windows 7 so I?ve purchased a copy. I decided to check all my programs before installing the operating system. It was however unable to read my Office professional edition 2003. Is there a way that I can save office from my hard drive to disc and have it set so that I can load it to my hard disc once I?ve loaded windows 7?

Answer:Moving office 2003

No you will need the installation files that are on the disc or download file.

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I have a dilemma. I have a spare HDD from an old laptop that is no longer in my possession and it has Office 2010 Pro Plus on it. I want to put that HDD into another laptop that doesn't have Office on it.

Will I be able to use Office once that spare HDD is in the new laptop? Or does the key lock it to the motherboard?
Would using migration software between the spare HDD and the HDD already in the laptop do the trick?

I don't want to lose Office and have to buy another copy. Why should I have to spend the money for something I already own.

Answer:Moving Office 2010 Pro Plus

it has Office 2010 Pro Plus on it.

If, by this, you mean that Office 2010 is INSTALLED to that drive, then no, there is no way to migrate it to another drive or to another PC -- NOT without a LOT of work. There are apps out there that will allow you to migrate an entire Windows setup from one PC to another, and there might be a way to migrate only the Office 2010 stuff -- but I've never tried such a thing and have no experience doing this.

You'd need installation media to install Office 2010 on an different PC, and you'd also need a product key to do that.

If this was a retail install, and you have the media, you can install it on the new laptop. If it complains about activation, you may have to call MS to get that fixed.

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Question: Moving Office 2010

How do i deactivate Office 2010 so that i can move it to a new laptop.

Answer:Moving Office 2010

Go to control panel
programs and features and then uninstall

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I recently had to restore my HD and, consequently, lost my Office programs (the working files I have, but the operating system for Office is gone.) Fortunately, I have the Office operating system programs on an external HD and would like to transfer them from the external HD back to the internal HD on my computer. When browsing thru the program files, I notice many folders that contain Office items.

Does anyone know exactly what program folders I should transfer? I'm wanting to be cautious as possible so I don't add something that may cause some other type of problem with my system. (things are running quite smoothly now)

Thank You, Kevin

Answer:Moving Office Operating System

Simply transferring the Office folders/program files from one drive to another won't work as the registry entries will be missing. You'll need to install Office using the original disk.

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I will try to explain this clearly as I can. I have recently updated my PC by adding an SSD drive and installing Windows 7 as my main operating system onto it. As seen in the attachment I have 3 drives, C: is the new SSD and E: and F: are the drives I had before. Now before I had Windows XP on my hard drive, which is still attached and being used for Storage. On said Hard Drive was Microsoft Office. When I try and open Microsoft Office programs like Word or Excel, I get a message which states "The operating system is not configured to run this application". Does anyone know what I have to do or if I can get them to run now i'm running Windows 7 and not XP. All the Office files are on the F: drive.

Many thanks.

Answer:Solved: Moving Microsoft Office to SSD

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Running Office 2003 over Metaframe. Windows XP locally.

While using Office 2003 applications over Metafame my program windows are rearranging in the taskbar. The apps will move the right side of the task bar based on frequency of use.

Is there any way I can solve this?

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I'd like to move the Microsoft office 2000 from my laptop with a burned out screen to a three year old PC instead of buying a new $400. version of Office. However, the Office was loaded onto the laptop when I bought it (used) and I didn't get the disks. I use the laptop with an old monitor but it isn't hooked to the internet. I really need the office for my job -even an old version. Can a transfer be done? Thanks.

Answer:Moving Microsoft Office from laptop to PC

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My current drive is almost full.  I need to upgrade to a larger unit. I want to make a 100% exact copy of what I have now, complete with the Thinkvantage Rescue and Recovery partition. How can I do that and make sure that when I plug in a new drive that everything is identical?  Thinkvantage has a couple of options for backing up data, but I'm not sure if this will create an exact mirror image of what I have. The reason I want to save this is because the Rescue and Recovery works well, and saved me from catastrophe last month when I got hit by a nasty malware virus.   So I don't want to lose this great setup.

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I have a table in the midst of text. I want to adjust its position without changing the table itself. Is this possible? Allan

Answer:Solved: Moving a table in Open Office

you should be able to cut / paste , highlight and move

make a copy of the document - what happens when you try that

this is in writer correct ?

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I've just installed W2K parallel to my W98 installation by installing W2K to the WINNT folder. I had Office 2000 on the W98 installation, and saved my data and settings in the .pst file.

Question: Where do I put the .pst file in W2K? I don't see these same folders as in W98: Local Settings | Application Data | Microsoft | Outlook..

Answer:{Solved} - Moving Office 2000 files

..just found where I've been told it *should* be, but I don't have anything there after Profiles:

WinNT | Profiles | Administrator | Local Settings | Application Data | Microsoft | Outlook

[This message has been edited by Caper (edited 05-30-2000).]

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Hi, for the last couple of years I have always used the software that came on my (DELL win xp) system. Microsoft WORKS. Crunchtime - my son is now getting homework where he actually needs the programs on Mic. Office. So... I intend to uninstall Works and then install Office 2000 (managed to 'acquire' a copy!). Is there anything that I should do to ensure that I can read all the documents I have generated in I know that I cannot currently open word or excel(even p/point) documents - works and office appear to be not compatible. Do I need to save everything with different extensions?...please help. Also - is this a good idea to do? Finding I am currently restricted with works. Any (polite) advice most welcome p.s. just a mum - not a pc wizard!

Answer:moving from microsoft WORKS to OFFICE 2003

Never used Works so I don't know what file extensions they come with.But I guess the best thing to do is save all your documents to an external medium (USB pen drive, foe example).When you've installed Office (is it 2000 or 2003 - you mention both?) save all your files as .doc or .xls or .pps, files, etc.

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I currently have 3 email accounts that download to Outlook 2016 using POP3. All accounts download into the same Inbox within Outlook and then I move each to relevant sub-folders as necessary. I have stuck with using POP3 mainly because I tend to just use a desktop computer and only access emails from that. I also keep my calendar, contacts, notes and tasks within Outlook 2016.

I would now like to have the option of accessing everything from more than one device (possible acquisition of a smartphone for the first time) and would want to keep everything in sync. I gather that from the email perspective it would be best to change to using IMAP but what about my calendar, contacts, notes and tasks. How do I keep all of those in sync as well across more than one device?

Help appreciated.

Answer:MS Office Outlook 2016 - Moving away from POP3

I do this with Outlook 2013 and an account. As to phone IOS and Android are a little different and I found ios easier, okay, much easier to set up. Mine phone is iPhone, my wife's is Android. Maybe newer Android has this nailed.

If your emails are not accounts (hotmail, live and MSN are accounts) you may likely need third party software. The connector to gmail has been abandoned. Some of the third party software out there may take a lot of the work out of the process.

In particular I would recommend you think through the different "Use Cases". Should or do calendars need be separate, contacts, etc. I set Outlook 2013 to always send from my default email account as an example. I kept my Personal folders but that means I have to keep backups. You can also also keep everything in your IMAP folders. Just consider how you want and why. May also help you pick third party product if that is way you wind up going.

In my case I have lots of accounts on my phone but I have one book of record for contacts, tasks, calendars. I use OneNotes for notes or I place then in under a fake contacts and use the note sections with a contact. I enter something on phone, it appears in Outlook 2013, same going the opposite way. I do not use the Outlook app anywhere.

There are articles at (and Outlook tips) on how to do this and Dianne is a great resource. If most of your correspondence and meetings are on one central account, with the ... Read more

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Help, I just copied my oldXP Pro hard drive onto a new 1 TB WD Black drive. So far, everything works fine, except for Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003. Every time I try launching Word, Excel, etc., I get Windows installer messages and something about missing patches.I tried unsuccessfully to UN-installing Office, I also tried repairing the package off of the installation disc withou success. Any ideas on what I need to do to get Office running as it did on my old drive?Crap, I used Western Digital's tools to move everything over from the old drive to the new drive in an effort to avoid re-installing software.

Answer:Office Pro 2003 Problems after moving to a new larger hard d

I'm going to have to dig deep into my memory banks because I ran into the same issues when I cloned a drive using the WD utility. I may have ended up reinstalling Office, but let me see if I can remember what I did.Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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I have Microsoft Office Student and Teacher edition, which I bought at retail and have installed on three computers. I am buying a new computer and would like to add it to that computer. I realize I will have to transfer the license key info to the new puter and deactivate it on the old computer. Does anyone know who you have to call to do this and how does it work in practice?

Answer:Office - Student/Teacher Edition - moving computers

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Small office. Server is running NT and will be replaced by just a plain old XP Pro PC. 2 client PC's running XP are networked to the NT server via Domain. 2 other XP PC's are networking via Workgroup. The office would like to move away from the domain environment and just utilize Workgroup on all 4 PC's. Once the NT server is replaced with te XP Pro PC/Server and the Domain is gone, how can the 2 PC's that were connected to the NT Server via Domain retain their user data/information? Or, will I need to reinstall everything under a Workgroup?

Answer:Office is moving from Domain environment to Workgroup, need some advice

It depends, if you were running programs that ran from a database from the NT box then you will need to install the server side on the new XP box. For the clients usually just remapping the shared drive does the trick.

For shared documents just move them all the the new XP box and re-setup the sharing and permissions.

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Microsoft has taken its cloud services, Office desktop programs, and browser-based Office Web Apps and fused them into a product that feels unified and natural. And they've done so without altering the fundamental character of Office. More...

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Question: Office fax setup

I am having an issue installing fax service for an office. Fax was already working with an old fax machine and two old gateways running brvp phone tools software. I just upgraded to two brand new dell xps410 and pulled the modems from the old machines. The modems were found, installed and working properly. I installed windows fax console from control panel, added the fax in the printer wizard and set the fax to send and receive. I am sometimes able to send faxes but can not receive fax or save to folder. Also when I send a fax, a copy of the document gets sent to the actual fax machine. When I disconnect the actual fax machine and get the computer fax to answer the call, I get a fatal error as soon as the transmission starts.
Would some help me on this, an fix ideas or some free software i can download?

Thank you


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Hi there,In our Church we are about to set up a new Office with two persons (females) working in it. We are about to buy two new computers which will have new approved Church software on them. This software is for Parish Records (Deaths and marriages, Church finance etc) and the Software Company that has written this has specfied Windows XP Professional. As a member of the Select Vestry, I have been tasked with kitting this office out with its requirements.Now, here is my problem, what is the cheapest way to kit these two Computers with the latest Microsoft Office Aplication (I don't know if that is Microsoft Office XP or 2005? .......they need to have Word, Excell, Powerpoint)Can we buy one edition of Office and put it on the two computers or do we buy one edition and get a licence for the other? What is the cheapest way to kit out these two computers ( remembering that this is a church office and we would want to do the honest and right way...... NOT dodgy.......LOL) Any suggestions on were we could get the best deals?We haven't bought the Computers yet but is there any mileage in trying to get a deal when purchasing getting the complete package? At the moment, we are looking at Dell for the computers.Your help and suggestions in this matter would be greatly appreciated.ThanksHarry

Answer:New Office Setup - Can Anyone Help?

Unfortunately you will need to buy a copy of Office for both PCs. 2 PCs is too small a group to apply for any discounts.The question you need to ask is "Do I actually need Microsoft Office?" there are plenty of cheaper alternatives, for instance Open Office is completely free but includes most of the funtionality of Microsoft Office, but doesn't include any technical support.Sun Star Office costs about £50, is more or less the same as Open Office, includes technical support, and you may be able to install it on several PCs.Check with your software company to see if Microsoft Office is necessary.Hope this helpsAlan

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Hey guys heres what I have and what has to be setup:

600mhz, 256mb ram, 20gb for Windows/Programs and 80 GBs in Raid 1 (SERVER)
2 Laptops
4 Desktops

I connect through Verizon Wireless (The new stuff, due to no dsl and no cable and satellite sucks)

The way the diagram will be

Internet -> Server -> 1 Laptop/Desktop Hardwired - the rest wireless

I wanna know the best equipment to do a proper setup that wont crash.. I am currentyl just using a Wireless Router hooked up to the server and it works but crashs daily...

Almost whats the best software to configure all of this stuff? Or just use Windows stuff?

Answer:best way to setup this office

It's not a real big network, so I'm sure that a consumer router would be fine.

Perhaps the Linksys WRT54G?
It's proven stable to me with stock firmware and so far is one of the best routers I've used.


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Question: Office XP Setup

Newbie, i know

right, im trying to install Office Xp on Windows XP.
it gets so far then it tells me Error 1305, Cannot copy file MSWDS_EN.LEX or something like that.

Went to the Microsoft Knowledge base,
it basically told me It was a CD-Rom problem... something to to with cache...???
i have tried the cd in both my CD drives with the same result..

Its a copied version of Office.

any ideas

Answer:Office XP Setup

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Question: New Office setup

First off, I'm new to these forums. This looks like a nice friendly environment where I can recieve good computer assistance. Anyway, my office computer finally crapped out on me after 5 years, and I need a new one ASAP. Here is what I've been thinking about purchasing, I just want to make sure I'm not making any mistakes. Just let me know if all this hardware is compatible and is reliable. This computer needs to be very reliable. No gaming will be done on this computer.









So if anyone can provide me with any advice on the hardware I have selected, it will be greatly appretiated. I will check these forums constantly throughout the day. Thanks everyone!

Answer:New Office setup

Don't get the motherboard, MSI or dfi are the way to go there are other good makes as well, but you want the big names like MSI, DFI or Abit.
You have chosen the most reliable make harddrvie, you might want to go for sata though, maybe even get anouther and put it in RAID1 (extra reliability)

I can't see a psu.... For reliabilty and safety as well, get Antec, Thermaletake or ocz.

It is all compatible though (apart from no psu, but that is a wrong link by the looks of it.)

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Question: Office XP Setup

Newbie, i know

right, im trying to install Office Xp on Windows XP.
it gets so far then it tells me Error 1305, Cannot copy file MSWDS_EN.LEX or something like that.

Went to the Microsoft Knowledge base,
it basically told me It was a CD-Rom problem... something to to with cache...???
i have tried the cd in both my CD drives with the same result..

Its a copied version of Office.

any ideas

Answer:Office XP Setup

You should purchase a legitimate copy.

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I've seen quite a few other posts that have the same problem but pressing F7 /+ F4 and/or Scroll Lock (with Fn also) doesn't solve the problem for me.

I know my arrow keys work because when I press Fn + the Arrow Keys OR Win + Arrow keys I do get the desired result (volume/brightness control and splitting my screen). However, I just cannot move from one cell to another on Excel and I cannot move my cursor left and right while typing. Neither do webpages scroll anymore.

All was working until an hour ago and it just randomly stopped working.

Any help is appreciated.


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Question: Small Office Setup

Hi all,

I work in a small office where we have one PC desktop (windows7 Pro), one Mac, and one PC (windows7 Home Prem.). I would like to use the PC desktop as a server for sharing files with the Mac and Laptop. I have a lynksys router already setup for internet use and the PC desktop has a 1terabyte external hardrive (seagate) that stores all files via usb port. I think I have all that I need, but would appreciate any advice.


Answer:Small Office Setup

Using a NAS (Network Attached Storage) is better, but since you already have the external hard drive that will be OK if it meets your needs. Remember to backup frequently, as external hard drives also fail.

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I want to setup a security system in an office.
Where do I start!?

I need:

- camera
- motion detection and recording software
- internet connection

Ideally, I would like to login via the internet (SECURELY!) and check everything is OK.

I also want motion detection software: so that when the security is set, it starts recording and send pictures to an email address immediately.

(Also, it's important that the camera can record in teh dark as bets as possible.)

Where do I start?

I'd like to do this DIY: as I'm intrigued to learn more about how it's all done!


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I am trying to setup a small office network 2 maybe 3 computers. The computers are running Win XP Pro. I have DSL for internet access. The computers all connect to the internet via a router. How can I setup a network and have file sharing safely?

What I did so far:
Ran the setup wizard on 2 computers and created the workgroup. Selected no file sharing becasue I got a message saying it was not safe and anyone online can access my files. When I try accessing the workgroup on the 2 computers, I get a message saying I am not allowed.

I have McAfee firewall installed.

Any ideas on how I can do this?

Thank you.

Answer:Setup Office Network

Well, you can't have file sharing if you're not willing to share your files!

It's true that any folders you share will be available to any other computers on YOUR network. Unless you deliberately configure it differently, the router's firewall will protect your computers from the rest of the world.

If you can prevent others from plugging an ethernet cable into your router, and if you do not have wireless, or have your wireless protected with a strong WPA passphrase, you are pretty safe from an outsider gaining access to your network.

Furthermore, you can configure the McAfee firewall to allow access from a very small range of IP addresses. And if you don't use Simple File Sharing, XP Pro gives you all kinds of ways to specify exactly who can get what kind of access to what files.

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The error is: "1904 Cannot register module.....MSADOR15.dll"

I've already been to the MS site and it is asking me to download the latest MDAC (2.71) which I cannot.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks All

Answer:Office XP Setup Error

Can you supply the entire error message?

Also are you able to complete the installation of office even though you have this message.

If you can install it there is a way to manually register the file but I will need to see the entire message first.

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Hi, forum i have this problem: Ever since i installed the MS Office (few month ago), it won't let me open Word documents. (Some installer appears with storno button only. When i click storno, it lags. Then i have to kill it using task manager and when i try to open the document next time, it asks me if i want to open Word in safe mode, and in safe mode it works.)

So, i had just enough of this procedure and wanted to reinstall the office, but everytime i run the SETUP.EXE from the office DVD, it falls ("instance has stopped working - close program")

Does anyone know how to fix this?

PS: Recently, the office icons disappeared from the .ppt etc. files (it shows just some broken icon, but the office programs are still associated with it)
PS2: I had the same problem in Windows Vista.

Answer:MS Office setup.exe not responding

Now i noticed that also .pdf icon is missing.

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I am installing a DL of office 2010. but midway through the installation it asks 4 the setup.exe location.???????? what next.I found the folder but it didnt accept it????? where to get a working file 4 setup.exe 4 office pro 2010?

Answer:office setup.exe not found

Download it again. Didnt know you could so I am thinking its not a valid copy?

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Question: small office setup

I have three different laptops trying to access a server via a new Linksysy 802.11g wireless router. I set up a WPA encryption key.

Computer #1, a Sony VAIO with internal wi-fi, had no problems connecting through the new router to the server.
Computer #2, a Compaq utilizing a Linksys wireless card, doesn't see the server or identify the router. I think this needs a new driver so I'll download that tomorrow.
Computer #3, a Dell laptop with internal wi-fi, automatically recognized the wireless network but doesn't ever ask for the WPA key so it has never connected. For this computer, how do you make it ask for the encryption key? I feel like if I could just get it to do that it would work fine. Help?


Answer:small office setup

What Operating System and service pack leve are you on for each computer?

If you don't have an option for WPA in your Wireless network configuration you may need a new driver. If you are on Windows XP you need to be on SP1a with the WPA update or SP2.

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This app has been very buggy lately esp on this Vista OS. Just did another repair disc on Vista for an installer problem, and decided previously to uninstall Office XP Pro.

After the Vista repair, my attempts through the Office CD to install have returned an erro 1321: Setup cannot modify the file
C:\Program Files\CommonFiles\MicrosoftShared\SmartTag\MSTAG.TLB. Verify the file exists and you have permission to upgrade.

I did locate the file where it was indicated, but not sure about an upgrade.

If I am stuck here, I do have an older Office 2000 CD, but is this compatible for Vista and Win 7.

Or maybe I should purchase at Ebay Office 2003, I'm not too keen on the ribbon for 2007 and later applications

Any advice is welcome.


Answer:Office XP Pro setup problem

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I have been trying to install microsoft office for windows XP

Error 25003. Microsoft office setup cannot continue because the installation source has been corrupted. PLZ HELP I NEED WORD FOR A GCSE ASSIGNMENT


Try installing it in safe mode. If that does not work, make a directory on your c:\ drive called office.src and copy the entire cd into that directory. Then install from that directory instead of the cd

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Just got a new HP Probook 4720s with XP installed. When I try to install my Office 07 it accepts my Product Code but then gives me a setup error. What could be causing the problem? I can't get past that and I have a purchased 07 copy.
Any ideas?

Answer:Office 07 setup error

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I downloaded MS office 365 x64 bit.
My comp is x64, but the current office i have is x32.
here is my problem..,

i want to keep the old one as well. But i cant install the new one due to this problem.
please help.

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When starting a new install of a tax program on Win 2000 and Win XP workstations the splash screen displays with a message box partially hidden behind it. The hidden message shows on the task bar as "MS Office SR1 Setup, Disk 1".
Can not get the hidden window to come to the foreground.
If I end task then both programs terminate.
I have about ten customers who have encountered this.
They install the new app when logged in as administrator or user with admin privileges.

One user has found a work around of logging on as administrator or changing shortcut to start program as Administrator.

Has any one else experienced this or have a solution


Answer:MS Office SR1 Setup message box

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I have been looking at purchasing office 2013. I noticed a lot of people that have both 32bit and 64bit on the same disk. Now is there anyway to seperate the two editions? Thank you.john

Answer:office 2013 x64/x32 setup dvd


I believe they come in 2 separate DVDs inside the box

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I'm helping a Doctor set up a new office and need an IT expert can you suggest anyone if so please e mail me at

Mod edit: Removed email address.

Answer:Need IT to setup Dr. office northern IL.

I suggest that you remove your email address to avoid spam. As the thread starter you should automatically receive email notification of any posts.

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Since I updated to 8.1 on my Lumina 920, I can't log in to office to do the setup it is asking for. I have a valid MS acct and can log in with my pc. Any ideas?

Answer:Why can't I setup Office on my Lumia 920 with WP 8.1?

Do you have any screenshots or any further description of any errors you're coming up against?

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Question: Office 2000 setup

Having had problems with my Office 2000 program I un-installed it and now I am trying to reload it but cannot. My windows system is Millenium edition. Office seems to load, then at the end after my computer restarts I get the Message "error 1911 Could not register OWSDSC.DLL type library" When I type ignore, (nothing happens when I press re-try) various other file names come up with a simmilar message. When I try to open Office I get the message "Not a valid win 32 prog". I have tried Ms help on line elp with no results. Can any one out there help.

Answer:Office 2000 setup

click here this will give you all the files for Office 2000, you can download any that are corrupt on your system.There is probably an easier way, but until someone else, comes along with the answer, you can have a try here.The file: OWSDSC.DLL, is down near the bottom of the page. good luck. J.

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Afternoon All,

I currently look after a small network as a favor to an office. They have 10 work stations within the building that use to run off daisy chained hubs. I have since replaced this for a 24 port switch and installed a small workstation for a server. They now want to connect a workstation which is on a different site. I have trialed a VPN connection to a workstation running windows 7 pro, all worked fine.

My question is what kind of security should i be putting in place, the only thing that protects their network at present is a wireless router modem that has a basic firewall, which i am sure won't be good enough giving that i am about to start VPN'ing in. I'm looking at a firebox product but I'm not to clued up on hardware firewalls.

Does a watchgaurd firebox sit between the internet modem and the switch? or am I mistaken?

If someone could explain the topology and put me right that would be great.


Answer:office network setup

There is really no way to secure the network with just a peer to peer like you are running unless you set up accounts for every workstation the remote client needs access to. If you are referring to security from the internet your current router is only showing the WAN IP address to the world so they have no idea what is behind the router. A firewall like the Watchguard does sit between your LAN and the Internet and will give you an added layer of protection.

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After entering Email & password, it says 'We encountered a problem and couldn't complete this task'.

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Hi everyone,
Hopefully here I can get some advice on what to do.

My friend has a law firm in a very small office. At any given time there are not more than 4 employees using computers. The office has 5 computers in total I believe, and a server computer.

The server is VERY old and is running some old version of windows server edition. The office is not using a domain.

The computer do not need to access each other, only the server, where all the files for cases are stored.

I am thinking I can simply replace the server computer with a new one and use a regular version of windows and a simple workgroup for this office. Would this be ok?

If I were to do this, would windows XP pro be sufficient for the server, or windows 7?

The client computers will all be using either XP pro or windows 7.

I've also read about the possibility of a linux server. This is fine with me as long as it is very easy to set up, and all the windows computer will be able to access it without a problem. The server is used for nothing but storage of case files which must be accessible by all computers. It is not used for printing or anything else.

Although computer don't need to share files with other computers, they should be able to print from printers attached to other printers.

There is also a BizHub600, and it would be nice to be able to scan documents from that ,directly to computers around the office.

I want to avoid setting up windows server edition because it is very costly. If XP... Read more

Answer:help! networking setup for a small office

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When setting up office 2000, all the options for "next" / "cancel" etc buttons are greyed out, also when Office is installed, all toolbars are greyed, anyone help solve this, Windows 98, Office 2000 Premium...

Answer:Office 2000 setup probs

further tested with version of Office XP and all setup options are still greyed-out, appears to be any MS application that has this problem...any help in resolving this, thanks in advance...

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The system DLL user32.dll was relocated in memory. The application will not run properly. The relocation occurred because the DLL C:\Windows\system32\SHELL32.DLL occupied an address range for Windows system DLLs. The vendor supplying the DLL should be contacted for a new DLL.P.S.Need help by tomorrow. Need to install Office for assignment.

Answer:Office Setup Says system DLL relocated!

Based off what I've read in the below link to a Microsoft KB that seems to relate to your issue I'd suggest the below suggestions.Make sure you have all Microsoft updates on the computer - Visit BricoPack Vista Inspirat (through add/remove programs) if presentUninstall any themes/transformation pack, crystalxp, etc.Microsoft KB link:

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I was wondering if it is possible to setup a Microsoft Mail internal email system on a peer to peer workgroup using Outlook XP? All the PCs are running Windows XP Home edition.

Thanks a lot,

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Have been running office small business edition 2003 and wanted to update to 2007. Downloaded trial version of Office 2007 but it crashed before it finished setting up. So I bought the Office Professional 2007 CD's but it crashes upon setup. Can you help?

Here is text from error log.

PERF: TickCount=3095031 Name=Job::DoCacheWork Description=Begin function
OSE is detected as a registered service. Service binary is reported at location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE
OSE service binary is detected at location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE
Cannot start local OSE service. Error code: 0x8007041d
Error: Unable to select Source Engine process to start, see debug level logs for detail Type: UnexpectedError.
Error: Unable to select Source Engine process to start, see debug level logs for detail Type: UnexpectedError.
Error: Unable to select Source Engine process to start, see debug level logs for detail Type: UnexpectedError.
Catalyst execution finished: 09/06/2009 11:33:48. Return code: 30088. Exception caught: UnexpectedError.
PERF: TickCount=3101125 Name=RunSetup Description=End function


Answer:Cannot Setup Office 2007 Professional

Couple of questions to ask
1. Are you installing as Administrator or an account that has admin rights?
2. Have you uninstalled Office 2003 or are you just doing an upgrade?
3. Do you have antivirus installed (yeah dumb question I guess) If so, have you disabled it before attempting to install?

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I get the following erroe when setting up Office 2010

Error 1013. Setup cannot acess the folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\EQUATION. Verify that the folder exists in your system and that you have sufficient permissions to update it.

When I open the EQUATION folder I can't change the security.

Thanks for any and all help.

Answer:Error during Office 2010 setup

Any problem with permissions can usually be handled with the hidden administrator.
Administrator Account

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hello everyone i have about 20 computer in one room. all windows 7, i want to setup some kind of network. i have one pc also with win7 and sheared one of the partitions on the PC for everyone to see... whats the best way or any ways to shear file between all computers....

Answer:Small office network setup

Welcome to Seven Forums,

I'm assuming that there's no Windows Server (eg... Windows Server 2008/2012/SBS) in your network? What are the versions (Home, Pro or Ultimate) of these Windows 7 computers?

Will you be connecting all computers to the Internet as well? Do you have network switches? Is the setup going to be wired/wireless?

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does anyone know if this can be done with a single 2400 by ATI

i googled but came up short....

Answer:office setup: 3 monitors + ATI 2400?

Well, you could do it with a 780G (and up) chipset for sure. I think a 760G too, but not sure...

Hybrid Crossfire supports up to 4 monitors.

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Thanks guys hope you can help me sort out which way to proceed. I have network accessible equipment in 2 rooms. My main concern is network performance is not impeded for PC 1 and the phone will be able to drop back to a normal phone line if the internet goes down. Question being which room to place the switch vs the modem/router.

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Hey there,

1st post here, hello to everyone!

A bit about myself:
Up until 2 yrs ago, I have been working many contracted roles as IT support guy in mostly larger enterprise level companies. The past 2 yrs I have been self-employed taking on mostly large scale Vista Enterprise/Office 2007 roll-outs, as part of the Planning/Implementation/Deployment team(s).

I am now between contracts and have a new opportunity;
I have been contracted to help maintain an existing small office network for a friend.
I have been there once for about 15 minutes, don't really have any info gathered about the setup there, except for what was verbalized to me from one of the office girls. (I was told she has somewhat of an understanding of the setup there)

1 MS Business Server 2003
3 or 4 client machines. a couple laptops and and a couple desktops.
Mixed client machines; XP & Windows 7
1 networked laser printer & 1 networked scanner

Not sure of the security or firewall setup as of yet.
I am going in there this morning to do some information gathering.

Their needs up to this point:
Remote access for the CFO (we have a laptop that the previous CFO used to remote into that can be used) • Remote access for myself on my mac
• Give Braeden access to the network & ability to scan
• Darlene’s issues:
cannot scan
cannot d/l pics from camera
allow access to simply
• Look at why space on the Y drive is running out
• Ensure Simply is on the server/running efficient... Read more

Answer:Small office IT support setup

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Hi , I would like to remote my office pc from home, i have a soft but its says i can use it in same network for that i have to network betweet my home laptop and office pc, ive wndows vista in my laptop and windows xp in office pc, could you help me to do networking betweet 2 pc in different network n different ip plz

thanking you

Answer:Setup network between home and office PCs

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I have several intel based 8.1 devices, all of which correctly sync using my microsoft account.
Just got a Nokia 530. This only partially sync'd common data - it did not sync email accounts - and says my microsoft account password is invalid when I attempt to set up Office 365.

Answer:Why can't I setup an Office 365 account on my Lumia 530?

Re: Why can't I setup an Office 365 account on my Lumia 530?

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I'm so happy today coz my company have new office setup! And, I'm glad that this time we chose a great company which is Fuji Xerox. Great and Right! I'm sure this must benifit my work.LOL

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I am going to revamp a mac based office. They have about 4 newish iMacs or MacBook Pros and they are 4 users (all 4 are designers and graphists) and they want something relatively fast.

They currently have an iomega ix-200 (1TB) and a netgear WNDR4500 and they says its quite slow.

I was thinking about revamping everything up (budget about 2000$)

Router :

Ubiquiti EdgeMAX EdgeRouter (5 port)

Switch :

HP-1810-24G v2


Synology DS412+ with 4 (WD20EFRX 2TB)

Anything else you guys would recommend ?


Answer:Faster setup for a mac based office

What are they complaining about that is slow? File transfers? Backup? Slow browsing?

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I have tried to set up Office 2003 but it hasn't made the email my default and it hasn't imported my data from outlook express. Also, I keep getting messages saying macros' are disabled. I have uninstalled it and reinstalled it but it still doesn't prompt me to make the above changes. In short - it seems to be in a mess!! Can anyone help me put it right - I am not a computer expert as you may have guessed! thanks

Answer:Office 2003 setup problems my default
Tools-Internet Options, Programs tab. That's where you set your default email program, believe it or not.

...import from OE
Sorry. I dunno.

...macros are disabled
What program is saying that?

Stop uninstalling/reinstalling now. We'll get you there.

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I have been attempting to install Microsoft Office XP w/Frontpage on windows 98 OS. My previous version of office is Office Standard 2000. When I attempt to run the setup program, the following error occurs.

Error 25506. Microsoft Office requiresupdated system files not detected on your computer.You must install the system files update prior to installing Office.

C:\windows\system\ASYCFILT.dll is version 2.40.4275.1 when we require 2.40.4277.1

I have installed system files update from the disk (assuming this is what they refer to) and the same error occurs. Am I doing something wrong? Where can I find this file version or solve this problem?

Thanks for anyone who can provide any help.

Answer:Office XP w/ Frontpage setup issue

Have you followed this process?;EN-US;301064

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i got sever 2003 and i need to set up a network. i got win pro on 5 computers and i want to set up my sever so that i can change passwords on the sever and suspend the accounts from the sevfer can some one hlep me with that please email me @@@@@

[email protected]

Answer:office network - server setup

do you know how do set up Remote Desktop Connection please email me


[email protected]

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Hi All,

Recently, I have been appointed by my boss to set up a server and networking in my office. Here's the scenario for which I need your help. This is going to be long term project for me since we are on a limited funding.

I already have 5 computers (4 dual core desktops and 1 core i7 with win 7) and I need to setup a server for mainly:
1. Store lots of office files, videos
2. Share internet (will also be installing a VSAT) ( and will NOT we be hosting our website on this server)
3. Share printing
4. Run a Human Resource Management database on the server
So, what type of server setup do I need to do all these?
I was thinking of linux OS since I use it but then would hamper the other staff's performance. Since ou r ofice desktops already have an operating system, I think it would be cost effective & secure to go for a linux server right? I was thinking I'd go with a ubuntu server edition LTS. Our country's e-governance policy also encourages the use of Open Source Software.
I have experience in networking few desktops but never actually worked with a server, but I'm always enthusiastic about learning. Plus, I have learned all I know bout computers by trying and no formal training.

All your help and tips would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!

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Hey all,

So my office is going from digital phones to VoIP due to some changes in our ISP subscription. We've gotten quotes from two companies, both in the $20k+ range for a 17-line system. I recognize there are cheaper ways to do this, but that's not my instructions here. My instructions are merely to evaluate if it is possible and/or cheaper to install the same components ourselves (ignoring whether or not the third-party will support if we do that).

We've currently got a Linksys EA4500 (or something like that) and a 24-port 10/100 switch feeding the data network. The digital phones are wired on a separate block with RJ11. The plan would be to do an Avaya IP Office setup (IP500 v2 controller with a combo card) and a 24-port POE gig switch to run data and voice.

What I'm less certain about, having not set up a VoIP system before, is the layout of the cabling. Please let me know if I'm thinking of this right

ISP -> Modem -> Router -> VoIP -> Switch -> POE phones
That would put the router to be the DHCP server and then the VoIP into the switch

ISP -> Modem -> Router -> Switch -> VoIP ||| Switch -> POE phones
This would go from the Router to the Switch, just in case there's some weird routing that would occur in the VoIP controller that might make the switch angry

I'm really not sure if either of these options really make a difference, but I figured I'd check. Both sale... Read more

Answer:Small Office VoIP Setup

Doubtful the 3rd party is going to support virtually anything if you try to end run around some of the equipment in the proposal and cut his fees. He'll blame every problem on your part of the process.

So it boils down to either go fully supported, or roll your own with asterisk/freeswitch/cisco/lync/hosted ip pbx.

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I am working in a small office. I am running on a T1 am cancelling it and setting up DSL. I only have 7 computers and will not need anymore than 15. I would like to setup a network in teh office via a server. I have a server right now that is setup but it is only hooked into 2 computers. Unfortunately I do not have the password for ther server.

I spoke with a couple of people and one suggestion was to completely rebuild/reformat the server. I do not have the original CD. Another suggestion is to buy a new server. I do not have an objection to that if it is the nest solution.

The final objective is to eliminate T1, hookup DSL and network the entire office through the server. All the wiring is already setup and running through a router.

Any suggestion? If I get a new server, what do I need? Do all the computers need to be running the same OS? Can I hookup the printers to the server as well so anyone from any computer can access them?

I know it is a lot, but I always receive great input form teh members on this site. I wanted to get your insight before I hired some guy to do the job.

Thank you.

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Microsoft Office 97 Setup
Htmlmarq.ocx was unable to register itself in the system registry.

I'm receiving the above error while installing MS Office 97 on my system and ultimately the message that Ms Office 97 did not install successfully.

I'm unable to use it.

Please help me to install it and also help me to sort out the error that why this "unable to register" occurs while installing some other softwares also and how to resolve it?

Answer:Microsoft Office 97 Setup Error!

You may want to look at Microsofts KB to see if O97 is supported by XP Home Ed.

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