I have a HP G62-355DX Laptop that came with Windows 7 and Office 2007 pre-installed. I'm planning to reformat the HDD to fix slowdown and other various issues that have begun to crop up, but I'm not sure how I can do that and keep my MS Office suite.
I'm planning to just do a Factory Reset using the HP Recovery Manager utility, explained here.
The support page says that the process will re-install the original software, but I don't know if that includes MS Office. That question and its answer are conspicuously absent from HP's forums and help pages, so I'm beginning to think that Office will not be re-installed automatically.
I read here that the trial version of Office could be downloaded from Microsoft's website and then upgraded to the full version with the license key. The only license key I have is the one on the sticker on the bottom of the laptop, which is for Windows. If I need to re-download the software, is this same key used for my Office license? Also, can I even download Office 2007 from Microsoft anymore?