How to Keep Microsoft Office after system Restore

Roxanne updated on Aug 28, 2020 to Backup and Recovery | How-to Articles

Can I keep Microsoft Office when restoring a PC or laptop?

"I want to restore my computer to factory settings because there is something wrong with the device. So I have to fix the problem with this action. But I am concerning that it will make me lose all my programs. You know I can lose anything except for the Microsoft Office suite which is the only app I actually had to pay for. I want to restore the laptop while retaining my copy of Office. I'm fairly certain that the product key is only good for one computer, but I have no idea that if I do a system restore, will the key be usable again?  So I am wondering that is there a way to keep Microsoft Office after system restore?"

When encountered similar cases, the best way to solve the problem is to backup Microsoft Office by creating an image file with a third-party PC transfer software in advance. So you can restore it easily when everything gets done. It is the safest and most efficient solution to keep Microsoft Office after system restore. Otherwise, you might need to do a clean install of Microsoft Office and pay for a new license to activate the program. I believe it is the last thing you want to do in the world.

Backup and keep Microsoft Office after system restore

EaseUS PC transfer software is a tool you can use. The program can backup and restore Microsoft Office and other programs easily. Through this way, it can help you keep Microsoft Office even after system restore. Now let's see how to do it. 

Click and download EaseUS PC Transfer software, install it on your PC and follow the below tips to start backup Microsoft Office and keep it after system restore. 

Step 1. Create an image file of Microsoft on the flash drive.

1. Download and install EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs. Connect the USB flash drive to the source PC. Then launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on the source computer and go to "Image Transfer" > "Start".

Select Image Transfer

2. Hover on "Create Image File" and choose "Create".

Choose Create Image File

3. Set an image name according to your preference and click "Browse" to save the image file on your USB flash drive. Then hover on "Applications" and choose "Edit". Afterward, you will see the list of the applications on your computer. Choose Microsoft Office and click "Finish".

Choose applications

Step 2. Restore the image file on the new PC.

1. Connect the USB flash drive that you saved the image file to the new PC. Then launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans and go to "Image Transfer" > "Start".

Choose Image Transfer

2. Hover on "Recover via Image File" and choose "Recover".

Choose Recover Image File

3. Hover on the image file you just created and click "Recover". If the image file is not shown on the screen, click "Browse" to select the image file.

Choose Create Image File

4. Go to "Applications" > "Edit", select Microsoft Office, and choose "Finish". Then click "Recover" in the screen to start the recovery process. When it has done, you can go to check and use Microsoft Office on your new PC.

Recover the image file

Step 3. Get product key to activate Office.

1. Hover on "Product Key" and choose "Scan".

product key 1

2. Move to Office line and click "Copy".

product key 2
After restoring Microsoft Office on your computer, you can run the Office suite to continue using it again.
If the program requires reactivation, you can re-enter your activation key to wake up this tool.
If you cannot activate it, try to contact Microsoft Office support team for help.

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

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