I'm trying to replace an old machine. The new machine is installed and running other than Office which is giving me license key fits. While the disks for other software were at hand nobody knows with Office. Unlike some of the similar questions I do have the old drive.
Magic Jellybean run against the old drive says it's Microsoft Office Standard 2007. Ok, I grabbed the installer for 2007 standard (the legit .EXE versions, not anything from a torrent site) and put the key in--no go. Just in case something was strange I grabbed all 5 versions, still no go.
Since the machine also has Office 2003 Small Business installed I don't think this could be an OEM version. The place is way to small and IT-weak for it to be a volume license.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to proceed?
Edit: The error message is:
The key is incorrect. Verify that you have the correct key, and then retype it.
I get exactly the same error no matter which version I use it on. Doing it with internet access disabled doesn't change anything.
As for where the files are from, this is a post with links to all 5. I've used the official images from that site before without problem.
Edit: Belarc, Magic Jellybean and Nirsoft's keyfinder all agree on the license #.