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Moving MS Office 2010 to new PC

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I bought MS Office 2010 as a download (no DVD). It's installed on a 32 bit Windows 7 Home Premium PC. It's registered and works fine. I have the Product Key.

I have a copy of the downloaded Office2010-X16-32007.exe on my backup HDD.

I just bought a new PC that comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed.

Questions:

1) Am I correct that instead of copy-pasting the large (599,609 KB) Office2010-X16-32007.exe file to the new HDD can just download a trial version of 2010 to my squeaky clean PC and then enter my Product Key?

2) Also, I have Expressions Web Studio 4 installed on my old PC. I had been upgrading Front Page and EW for several versions over the years; the most recent upgrade I used the Expressions Web Studio 4 Upgrade DVD (the previous upgrade had been from EW1 which also had been upgraded from FP2003). Given that the new PC won't have any MS proof files having to do with my previous versions (FP 2000, 2003, and EW 1) and the fact that I'm very reluctant to install an old version and then upgrade it to EW4, can I also download a trial version of EW4 to the new PC and enter my Product Key?
I'll manually copy-paste the My Web Sites folder to the new PC.

Thanks,

Kerry

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Hi Kerry,

1. Yes that is right you can redownload it and use your key. However, if you purchased a 32 bit version just download the same version andnyou should be fine.

2. This is more tricky. Generally the key will only work when it detects the previous version on your CPU. If it didn't everyone would buy an upgrade key and use it on a full retail version. I believe here you'll need to I stall the previous version and then perform the upgrade.

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I'm assuming that my downloaded Office 2010 is 32 bit because that's what my present PC is. Is it possible that my downloaded office2010.exe offers either option during install? If it's not 32 and or 64 bit does that mean my 32 bit Product Key won't work with a trial 64 bit? Will a 32 bit Office 2010 install and work on a PC with Windows 7 64 bit OS?


Re: "I believe here you'll need to I stall the previous version and then perform the upgrade." My last full version is Frontpage 2002. However, the EW4 Upgrade box reads "You must license one of the following to qualify for this upgrade, xxx, xxx, or any MS Office product." Does this mean that if I install Office 2010 first that I won't have to install a full version of Frontpage 2002 and that my EW4 will only require the Product Key for EW4?

Thanks, muchly

Kerry