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Just build a rig for a friend, but she doesn't have her Microsoft Works 8.5 disc anymore. I can't find an iso or anywhere to download it for the life of me but she stll has the serial key with it. Anyone know a place where I could find it?

Also, could I just move it from her old hard drive to the new one?
post #2 of 8
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Does the lack of a response mean nobody knows? Or that I'm just an idiot for asking in the first place?
post #3 of 8
Why specifically would you want Microsoft Works?

I would suggest Open Office

*edit Compatible with Microsoft Office, and free!

There is also Libre office
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The only means to find the iso are illegal. You could try contacting Microsoft for replacement media.

Copying the old install won't work, unless the iso was extracted to a folder.
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if you can't find the disc or the iso then the only thing that i can think of is to call microsoft and see about ordering a disc. gonna cost ya though. As far a copying it I am not sure try it and see. Worst that happens is it don't work and you have to delete it
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I would love to go with open office..but she's adamant in using Works 8.5 because she's used to it. So all I can really do is facepalm and tell her to get a hold of Microsoft I guess.

Thanks for the help.
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I would love to go with open office..but she's adamant in using Works 8.5 because she's used to it. So all I can really do is facepalm and tell her to get a hold of Microsoft I guess.

Thanks for the help.
I know its not normally fun, but I have convinced about 4 friends to convert to Open Office after they asked me for a Microsoft Office .iso.

I also convinced my mom... which is a pretty tough sell. Load it up on the computer and let 'em see it, they might change their mind when they realize its not a crappy nonsense program.
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@OP

Use File & Settings Transfer Wizard to transfer the original install. It should be able to move from an existing into a new build (PC-to-PC).
    
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