I found the following solution on the Internet. This describes an other error, but it gave me the ability to reenter a new Product Key.
Follow these steps:
- Close all Microsoft Office applications.
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
- Locate the following registry subkey:
Note You may also find another subkey that resembles the following subkey:
- If you find additional subkeys that reference Microsoft 12.0 registration, open each subkey, and then identify the product by the ProductName entry.
For example: ProductName=Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
- When you find the subkey for the product from which you want to remove the existing product license key, delete the following entries:
- Exit Registry Editor.
The next time that you try to run an Office application, you will be prompted for a new product license key. Then, you can enter the product license key.