I have upgraded a Macbook 500GB to a 128GB SSD. MS-Office 2011 detected the change and the licensing failed. I would like to avoid this problem in the future if at all possible.

I would like to upgrade a 128GB Macbook air to 1TB: is it possible to create a 128GB partition to let Office think that it is on a 128GB drive and not bork-up the license? If yes, how is it this done?

I am seeking to avoid dealing with licensing keys if at all possible and simply upgrade the SSD

  • I have mac Office 2011. I have the product key. Office fails to accept this key and gave me an 800 number to call. After saying the right words, Microsoft employee give me a new number to enter. PITA. – historystamp Feb 8 '19 at 22:11
  • @historystamp - that's because it has to activate and the activation servers for Office 2011 products are no longer online (it's a dead product) – Allan Feb 8 '19 at 22:22
  • @historystamp What do you mean with the term right words? – gatorback Feb 15 '19 at 3:11
  • @gatorback Convince Microsoft you have a legal copy of Office. I called microsoft in the last week to get a new key for Office since I was booting from a new external ssd. No problem. It was automated. Didn't have to speak to a person as before. – historystamp Feb 15 '19 at 21:42

Don’t think so. I’m guessing MS makes a signature of your h/w. If you replace or add parts, your changing the signature. Hence the problems.

You should be able to reactivate your license.

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