2018-02-24 00:27:57 UTC
AFAIK, none of this is on the web, at least based on the results from my
The situation is that my Win10 Pro HDD was bricked by a Microsoft Update
such that I bought a new HDD and now wish to install MS Office Pro 2007
given that I saved the 25-character product key from the old installation
(which I wrote on the case of the computer).
Googling for where to download an Office 2007 Pro ISO, I first find the
Microsoft Support site:
The official answer seems to be:
"Microsoft no longer provides digital downloads for the Office 2007 suite.
If you need to reinstall Office 2007, request a backup disk."
That "request a backup disk" link is no longer found.
A second suggested link is also dead.
A third suggested link gives options for recent but not old Office versions
A fourth suggested link comes up as an untrusted connection.
That untrusted connection refers the user only to an Office 2010 download
A fifth link brings up a current Office 2016 download web page
A sixth link, which is a repeat, says that it will work for older s/w.
But when I enter my valid 25-character code for Office 2007 Pro, it first
says "Validating your request. This may take several minutes. Do not
refresh the page or select back, doing so will cancel the request"
And then "Error. Support for the product you are trying to download has
ended. Please refer back to the main page for a list of supported
A sixth link says you can order a replacement from +1-800-360-7561
A person picked up the phone who asked what product and then they put me on
permanent hold it seems... where I was eventually disconnected. I called
again and they put me on hold but said to write down this number if I got
disconnected again 800-642-7676 after which they put me on hold when,
finally, another person answered the phone.
After asking my name, he validated my 25-character Office 2007 Pro key and
asked if I wanted to use Support-LogMeInRescue.exe which I declined so he
provided the URL below.
Unfortunately that URL simply went to the following Home Use Program page.
So I downloaded the "logmein" applet from this web page he provided.
http://support.microsoft.com/help which took us to http://office.com/backup
Running LogMeIn to give him the six-digit ID it generated gave him access
Once on my system, he was able to try the same URL that he had given me.
Of course, that didn't result in anything different than what I received,
so he had another person join the connection, who gave a different URL
which also failed to work on my system using the default browser setup.
Finally, as I grabbed my camera because screeenshots were not working, he
gave up and used Internet Explorer to go first to this link, which doesn't
seem to do anything:
And then he went to the canonical location for Microsoft Office 2007 Pro,
which he said is a public address on the "wayback"
machine that is for anyone to use (but I redacted a few bits just in case I
understood him wrong).
He downloaded to somewhere (I can't find it anymore) a file named:
Whatever that file is, it was 386 MB in size:
I don't know where the file went though, as I can't find it anymore.
Then he extracted the 386 MB file
And when he executed it, up came a form where he entered my 25-character
Then he chose "Install Now".
Which installed Microsoft Office Pro 2007 after he ran the installer which
brought up a notice that "Microsoft Office 2007 Professional has been
And then he clicked on "Go to Office Online" which brought up an activation
But the activation wizard had a communication error, when, I think, he
selected "I want to activate over the Internet", which gave the error:
"A communication error has occurred. Your request cannot be processed at
this time. Please try again in a few minutes."
So he selected "I want to activate the software by telephone"
Then the "Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Activation Wizard" came up
with a 54-character "Installation Code":
After a long while, he entered in a 42-digit "Conformation Code"
When then said it was activated.
Finally he tested Microsoft Office 2007 Pro by opening up MS Word.
I looked for the installation file to archive but I couldn't find it, and
the original link, which was in my browser memory, times out now.
When I asked if I could communicate the URLs, the support guy said they're
public, but I wasn't sure if I can put them here, so maybe you can let me
know if they're public or not for sure, as I heard him and understood him
but it seems like the numbers may be specific to me?
Are the URLs above specific to me or generic for everyone?
If not, I can post the URL so that I benefit in the future (when my machine
crashes again as I don't know how to archive that which they downloaded and
installed) and so that others can who need a copy of MS Office 2007 that
they can activate with their own legal key.