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  1. #1
    tomtom2000
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    Hey guys!
    I am running a OSx office 2004 and trying to block it from accesing the web, it checks for product ID and tels me that someone else is allready using it...i have the genuine one...
    i don't like Microsoft and never liked them,would rather fix it myself,with our help..
    so how do I block a program from accesing the web?
    Thnx

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    Office 2004 ID request
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    If it tells you someone else is using it and you are certain yours is a valid copy, you should contact Microsoft to tell them about it.

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    Office 2004 ID request

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    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    Your only solution is to contact microsoft. You will need to provide verification that your purchased the program and they will create a new product ID for you so that yours is the only genuine copy.
    Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System

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    The best solution is to do what everyone else suggested. The only other way to get around this is to disconnect from the internet.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Office 2004 ID request
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    Or you could just buy another legal copy and really stick it to Microsoft.


    MacBook 2.0Ghz - 2Gig RAM - 60GB HD / 4GB iPod Nano
    Recent Windows Convert

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    Office 2004 ID request
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    Actually, it sounds as though someone else on your local network is using the same serial nr.

    As far as I know, office doesn't check online with microsoft to validate the serial nr, but it does scan the local network to see if it is being used on multiple machines.

    If this is the case, just close office on the other mac and it should start fine on yours. You can install it on multiple machines, but you can only have it open on one at a time.

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