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Will Office activation data at Microsoft reset?

by angmi90 / May 12, 2009 1:10 AM PDT

I have several OEM copies of Microsoft Office XP and 2003 which I would like to sell on ebay. I have hardware to go along with them to comply with Microsoft's OEM resale policy.

However, some of these copies were installed on PC's many years ago, around 2002-2004. They have since been uninstalled around the same period of time and sat dormant and uninstalled.

Is it true that these copies will reactivate on a new install? I was led to believe that after a period of time, the activation data on Microsoft's servers "resets" and allows a new activation even if it isn't on the same computer it was first activated on.

Thank you.

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