I was asked during the Launch timeframe about a couple of scenarios regarding the free copy of Office 2007 Professional. The scenarios are as follows:
1. Install the free copy of Office 2007 Professional that was given out on a current machine running Windows XP. At a later date (maybe a few months later), a new machine is purchased with Windows Vista Premium (or any edition). The old machine is now decommissioned. Is it possible to install Office 2007 Professional using the same media and PID?
2. Install the free copy of Office 2007 Professional on a current machine running Windows Vista. For whatever reason, the machine is formatted and reinstalled with Windows Vista again. Can Office 2007 Professional be reinstalled using the same media and PID as previously?
I tested both scenarios and found that it is indeed possible. Yes, I may have had to do a little extra “talking” on the phone, but this was indeed possible. I’m sorry it took so long for me to complete the testing, but at last, I was able to do it. I hope this is helpful to all.