Backed up Excel, now can't open

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I backed up my iMac using carbon copy so I could wipe it clean and start fresh. I want to install Excel again but I don't have the DMG. I tried running it off of the back up drive but it wont work. Can I some how create a new DMG and install it on my main drive? I have it on my macbook pro, can I somehow transfer it to my iMac?
 
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Migrating larger suites such as Office and Adobe often require using the activation code, or even doing a clean install after removal and activating. How did you buy Office? DVD or digital download?
 
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Harry is right. Without the product id code (Excel 2011) you will not be able to reinstall or activate. Earlier versions (2004, 2008) will still require a serial number to install. Copying generally does not work.
 
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You could always install OpenOffice and use it to open your Excel files. I use it all of the time and find it integrates very well.
 

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