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Always lose 3-5 years of Dictionary & Auto-Text on new MSWor

by motodd1968 / April 2, 2011 1:49 AM PDT

Every time my mother board crashes or hard drive "expires," and I am faced with MANDATORY upgrade--via new computer purchase--to latest Windows Version and the latest of MS Office/Word--I always have LOSE 3-5 years of my MS Word Spelling Dictionary and my Auto-Text files--because the Store Technician say such a transfer/carryover to the new MS Office/Word is IMPOSSIBLE?

When I tried to post this Question to Microsoft "Help" -- they "reject" my 25-character (5 groups of 5 characters) Product Key for OFFICE-2010 (including MS WORD-2010)--saying "serial number not recognized - consult your manufacturer."

Can anyone help me to become MORE PROACTIVE & PREPARED for the next time I have to deal with this dilemma? Unknown why MICROSOFT keeps running away and hiding from this Honest Question??? Thanks in advance - mo (again my new/mandatory operating system is Windows 7)

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How odd.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2011 4:03 AM PDT
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Thanks Bob...
by motodd1968 / April 2, 2011 4:52 AM PDT
In reply to: How odd.

I should probably "practice" for the next dilemma by tracking down those 2 files and sending copies to one of my Passport external plug-ins--once a week--from now until the next "mandatory upgrade," then--in the worse-case scenario (that my hard drive does not copy over)--well then maybe I will rescue that 3-5 years of Value Files??? Thanks again, TOM.

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