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Hi there, I did a wipe and re-install of windows xp for my uncle because his computer was loaded with virus's, trojans, rootkits you name it. I used the system restore disk that came with the computer. It's a desktop model that he got around 2004-ish so it came with xp home and 2003 Office. Among all the crapware that's included with the restore, Office isn't there so I checked the applications cd that came with the pc and it's not in there and there isn't an install disc that came with the computer afaik.

Does anyone know how sony included 2003 Office with their desktops back then? Does anyone know if it's possible to get a key from sony that's supposed to be linked to this desktop?

Thanks. smile.gif
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Was it a full copy? They usually give you the product key and disc separate from the restore.
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Was it a full copy? They usually give you the product key and disc separate from the restore.

Yeah that's what I'm used to from buying from other vendors like Dell and Gateway but this guy keeps everything and the disc is no where to be found. I have no problem with open office but he's a little mad because he used to have office and now he doesn't - which is understandable and he's not the kind of guy who is going to understand saving in different file extensions when he needs to.
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Does he still have the product key for Office?

You could try calling MS fro a replacement disk: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302822
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Does he still have the product key for Office?
You could try calling MS fro a replacement disk: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302822

No, every copy I've seen from OEM's like dell will have the key on the envelope that office came in. I guess he's SOL. I don't know if he lost it , it seems highly unlikely because he kept practically every single thing the computer came with but if Sony didn't include it then I highly disapprove. I never liked the vaios anyway, overpriced just cause "sony" is printed on the case :-/
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