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  1.    13 Nov 2015 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    Bobjoe again End Of Life is exactly that. It is no longer supported, sold, to be activated if someone never activated it before and just found it laying around.

    Extended Support means that once the software is installed, or activated and say you have to replace the hard drive and want to load it again on the new hard drive. The Activation key is now not only tied to your Microsoft Live account. It is also tied to the bios on the Motherboard, so that you cannot just take it and activate it on another machine, since it is no longer considered a supported software.

    All that Microsoft is doing, is allowing Security updates for any software that is under the Extended period. No updates to the base software whatsoever.

    I do not know how many times I have repeated this. But it is very clear what I have stated over and over.
    You keep repeating it but that doesn't mean its true. Can you please post said info from Microsoft that states they blacklist unused keys when software reaches end of life. I find that statement very doubtful.
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  2.    13 Nov 2015 #22
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    Alright, I promised I'd report back what happened.

    It works!!! I simply copied EVERYTHING on the Office Home & Student 2007 DVD (I made sure I was showing "hidden files/folders") to my Kingston 8GB flash drive on my desktop PC that has a DVD drive. Here's what the USB flash drive looked like on the netbook:

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    And just to be sure, I opened a program and checked it:


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    Thanks everyone for your replies. I'm happy to say that simply copying content from the Office DVD to a flash drive then running setup.exe works perfectly for installing Office.
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  3.    13 Nov 2015 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjoe View Post
    Alright, I promised I'd report back what happened.

    It works!!! I simply copied EVERYTHING on the Office Home & Student 2007 DVD (I made sure I was showing "hidden files/folders") to my Kingston 8GB flash drive on my desktop PC that has a DVD drive. Here's what the USB flash drive looked like on the netbook:

    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	8 
Size:	418.1 KB 
ID:	47953



    And just to be sure, I opened a program and checked it:


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Capture2.PNG 
Views:	8 
Size:	106.2 KB 
ID:	47954


    Thanks everyone for your replies. I'm happy to say that simply copying content from the Office DVD to a flash drive then running setup.exe works perfectly for installing Office.
    Yeah, the files can easily be copied to other media like thumb drives. I do it all the time with my MSDN ISO's. I just mount the ISO and copy the contents to a folder on a thumb drive. As mentioned earlier, it's just DMR games that won't let you do that. You may even get updates for it via Windows update. Microsoft will still update it with what ever patches are on the server. They just won't create any new patches. Juts tick the box for give me updates for other Microsoft software in the advanced settings for windows updates.
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  4.    14 Nov 2015 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    You keep repeating it but that doesn't mean its true. Can you please post said info from Microsoft that states they blacklist unused keys when software reaches end of life. I find that statement very doubtful.
    I am not repeating anything. And yes the info I posted is correct.

    Any keys from the software that is no longer supported, if the software was never activated. It is blacklisted, to keep people from activating unsupported software.

    It has been that way since XP came out.
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  5.    14 Nov 2015 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    I am not repeating anything. And yes the info I posted is correct.

    Any keys from the software that is no longer supported, if the software was never activated. It is blacklisted, to keep people from activating unsupported software.

    It has been that way since XP came out.
    You are the only one I have ever heard of that states this. I don't believe it for a minute. If true I would have a bunch of TechNet and MSDN keys that are no longer valid. But they are valid and perfectly usable. You can believe what you want but my personal opinion is that is simply not true. No point in arguing it here though.
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  6.    14 Nov 2015 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    You are the only one I have ever heard of that states this. I don't believe it for a minute. If true I would have a bunch of TechNet and MSDN keys that are no longer valid. But they are valid and perfectly usable. You can believe what you want but my personal opinion is that is simply not true. No point in arguing it here though.
    Nice "I'm right, and there's no point arguing it here though" you just did. Only that you're wrong. Your TechNet/MSDN keys have a purchaser name attached to, the moment you received them. It does not matter if you ever use them. What the guy is referring to, is the physical, retail disks from shops around the world, that should be scrapped once Microsoft stops selling.
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  7.    14 Nov 2015 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    I am not repeating anything. And yes the info I posted is correct.

    Any keys from the software that is no longer supported, if the software was never activated. It is blacklisted, to keep people from activating unsupported software.

    It has been that way since XP came out.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    You are the only one I have ever heard of that states this. I don't believe it for a minute. If true I would have a bunch of TechNet and MSDN keys that are no longer valid. But they are valid and perfectly usable. You can believe what you want but my personal opinion is that is simply not true. No point in arguing it here though.
    This is what is published:
    Will Microsoft turn off the Windows XP activations servers after official support ends in April 2014? | WindowsObserver.com

    This is the reply I got back from a Microsoft spokesperson:
    After XP End Of Support, Windows XP will remain on MSDN and TechNet for customers who still need to activate and re-activate XP (there aren’t new retail copies). We don’t have a date to share around when activation will be shut off, but it will be on for the foreseeable future.
    That would indicate that new activations are still available.

    Anyway - all we have are posts on the internet, until someone actually tries it - and then it's really just taking their word for it when they post their results on the internet as well.
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  8.    14 Nov 2015 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by AveYo View Post
    Nice "I'm right, and there's no point arguing it here though" you just did. Only that you're wrong. Your TechNet/MSDN keys have a purchaser name attached to, the moment you received them. It does not matter if you ever use them. What the guy is referring to, is the physical, retail disks from shops around the world, that should be scrapped once Microsoft stops selling.
    All I meant was, there is no point in continuing to argue it in this thread. It's off topic. He thinks he's right and I think I'm right. Happens all the time on forums. That's all.
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  9.    14 Nov 2015 #29
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    Win10 goes with Office 2016
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  10.    14 Nov 2015 #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by lopedoggie View Post
    Win10 goes with Office 2016
    Not required to.
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