No, the program needs to be installed properly from the CD, since there are a bunch of DLLs and registry entries that Office needs to run the program, the installer properly places them on your drive. You must have your product key to reinstall Microsoft Office.

In order to transfer Microsoft office to another computer one will need one of the following. Either, a license that allows these types of transfers for customers this is known as a “Retail” or an “FPP” type license, your unique 25 character product key, or a generic installation disk aka the CD.

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