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25 -Character Product Key

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  • I just bought a Dell Inspiron Mini Laptop from Sams Club and am trying to use powerpoint and it's telling me I have 25 uses to enter the product key until the version becomes limited. Well I entered the product key on the bottom of the laptop and it says it's invalid. what do I do?
    Monday, May 24, 2010 9:23 PM

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  • Hello teamMB14,

      Computer manufacturers often install a trial version of Microsoft Office (which would include PowerPoint).  If you are getting a prompt to type in a Product Key when opening a Microsoft Office program, it is likely the trial period is over and you'll need to purchase a license (product key) for Microsoft Office.

      The product key affixed to your computer is for Windows Vista (the operating system) and not for Microsoft Office. 

      If your computer was supposed to come with a Full version of Office, then the product key would be in the Documentation that came with the computer. Otherwise, you would need to contact the Manufacturer or the Retailer and ask were they hid the key.

     

    Please review the following for additional information:

    How to determine whether you have a trial edition of a 2007 Office suite or program installed: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927920/en-us

    How to convert a trial version of a 2007 Office suite or program to a full retail perpetual license version:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927756/en-us

    How to buy the 2007 Microsoft Office suites: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/suites/FX101678741033.aspx?ofcresset=1

    How to Buy Office Home and Student 2007 Edition: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/suites/FX101674081033.aspx

     

    Thank you,


    Darin MS
    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7:53 PM

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  • "teamMB14" wrote in message news:80ab36cc-fa65-45a3-9152-36c53be2ac29...
    >I just bought a Dell Inspiron Mini Laptop from Sams Club and am trying to
    >use powerpoint and it's telling me I have 25 uses to enter the product key
    >until the version becomes limited. Well I entered the product key on the
    >bottom of the laptop and it says it's invalid. what do I do?
     
     
    If you look closely at the label on the bottom of the laptop, you'll see
    that it is the Key for Windows not for Office,
    To get a key for Office, you'd have to pay for it, one way or another - if
    it came with our PC, you should have a product booklet, with the key in it.
    If there's nothing there - is the install perhaps an Evaluation copy? - in
    which case use it till it runs out, by which time you should have decided
    whether you want to pay for the full install or not.
     
    HTH
     
    --
    Noel Paton
    CrashFixPC
     
    Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    www.crashfixpc.co.uk
     
     

    Noel Paton | CrashFixPC | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | http://www.crashfixpc.co.uk
    Monday, May 24, 2010 9:49 PM
  • Hello teamMB14,

      Computer manufacturers often install a trial version of Microsoft Office (which would include PowerPoint).  If you are getting a prompt to type in a Product Key when opening a Microsoft Office program, it is likely the trial period is over and you'll need to purchase a license (product key) for Microsoft Office.

      The product key affixed to your computer is for Windows Vista (the operating system) and not for Microsoft Office. 

      If your computer was supposed to come with a Full version of Office, then the product key would be in the Documentation that came with the computer. Otherwise, you would need to contact the Manufacturer or the Retailer and ask were they hid the key.

     

    Please review the following for additional information:

    How to determine whether you have a trial edition of a 2007 Office suite or program installed: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927920/en-us

    How to convert a trial version of a 2007 Office suite or program to a full retail perpetual license version:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927756/en-us

    How to buy the 2007 Microsoft Office suites: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/suites/FX101678741033.aspx?ofcresset=1

    How to Buy Office Home and Student 2007 Edition: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/suites/FX101674081033.aspx

     

    Thank you,


    Darin MS
    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7:53 PM
  • i so agree with you man.
    Wednesday, March 02, 2011 1:33 AM
  • i so agree with you man.
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    Wednesday, March 02, 2011 1:33 AM