|Hello and thanks for the reply: After you got me researching on "validation" I have downloaded and run the validating tool with a result of genuine. I should re-state my original question as I was in error with regards to context. The message I got was "couldn't locate a valid qualifying product on your machine".|
When I originally purchased this system there was likely an earlier version of Office loaded prior to my install of Office XP, so I am assuming now that the disc is only searching for that earlier version as the validating product. Is there any way around this by altering the registry for instance or is my only option to install an older version of Office?