Backup office 2007 activation?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by sssstran, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. sssstran

    sssstran MDL Novice

    Jun 19, 2007
    I have a legit msdn serial for office 2007. After I activate it, is there a way I can backup up the activation? I reformat my computer a lot,and don't want to have to offically activate each time.

  2. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

    Feb 28, 2010
    If you have a legit key, you can activate it 10 times online, and 25 times with phone activations. And if you have a MSDN account, you have access to 10 licenses (or 2 if you have BizSpark), so you have to reformat your computer ALLOT if you run out of activations.

    And why not install Windows + Office and whatever software you use, and then take a Disk Image, with etc Acronis True Image, Norton Ghost etc, and then load the image when you reformat your computer?
  3. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

    Sep 4, 2009
    Goto %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\OFFICE\DATA\ (type it in run)
    and copy file.bpc & opa12.dat

    Copy these onto the new install after installing office 2007, overwriting (must be same PC).

    This should restore 2007 activation.
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