Posts Tagged: office

0MS Office LogoBatch convert old MS Office documents

I’ve been trying to sort out an enormous (100+GB) or teaching resources that I’ve built-up over the years.  After the obvious steps (deleting empty, temp and duplicated files) and sorting the big files (e.g. videos, application installers) I was left with a large number of office documents.  I am slowly working through these, but many of them are 2003 or even older format documents – some as old as Word 6!  Every time I open one of these files I am prompted with various security warnings.  Whist these can be turned off (see below) it is more secure to leave them on, and I wanted to convert all the files to office 2007 (docx, xlsx etc) formats.  Batch conversion was definitely the way to go.

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0Serial Key LogoRetrieving serials from Windows

I am frequently given PCs to repair that require a reinstall of windows.  These often don’t come with a full list of serial numbers for the software installed on them.  To avoid the hassle of asking the owner to dig the serials out, it is easier to simply pull the serials from the old install before wiping…. Read Full Article