I have a laptop that had a copy of Office 2007 Standard (apparently an academic licence). It wouldn't work and so I recovered the serial and then uninstalled it. I then used a copy of the same Standard version that I got from MS Technet to reinstall it. However, this installation will not take the serial, even though it is genuine and the same product.
I can get hold of the original disk in a few days but is there any way of loading the software now with the version I have and then getting the original key to work?