Sunday, July 11, 2010 12:46 PM
I downloaded the 2007 trial version of Project Professional for a college course. When I run the setup I am asked for a product key, but when I go to the TechNet site and signin, I get a message that 2007 is no longer available and I get forwarded to the 2010 site. I really need the 2007 version as I have a book designed for that version with step-by-step lessons. The 2010 version has to many differences to follow along with the book. Is there anywhere that I can get the product key for the 2007 Project Professional - Trial Version?
I tried the Chat on Microsoft.com and they suggested that I contact TechNet to get the product key. I'm hoping you will be able to help!
Sunday, July 11, 2010 2:53 PMProbably best to ask your teacher at college.
Monday, July 12, 2010 7:52 AM
Have you tried to download MS Project fro mthe following link - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8e6c9977-69af-4cbc-8f39-d0111088ed48&DisplayLang=en
This should allow you to download a trial. On the page where it asks you to enter the product key is it possible to continue without entering (selecting next, etc)
Monday, July 12, 2010 8:59 AMModerator
And in addition to Dharmesh's excellent reply (and Rob's of course), a trial will expire after 90 days. The fundamentals of the product is the same, but for most people the biggest change will be in the fluent UI (aka the ribbon). If you can only get hold of Project 2010, then you can use the ribbon reference guide here to help convert your 2007 menus into 2010 options... This way you can use your book and learn the latest product at the same time.
You can download an Excel template which details all of the items too.
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Monday, July 12, 2010 10:00 AMModerator
Unfortunately, on the link Dharmesh provided, the instructions say to go to another page to 'register' the trial. On that page is the notice: "Content removed" and instructions for downloading Project 2010. I imagine that is the message that Sean noted in his initial post.
Sean, it's unlikely that anyone here can provide you with a trial version ID. As Rob suggested, I imagine all of the students are having the same trouble, so talking with the instructor would be my first stop. The only other option I can suggest is to look into Project 2007 books in your local bookstore and see if any of them have a CD or DVD with a trial version included.
- Marked As Answer by Christophe FiessingerMicrosoft Employee, Owner Thursday, July 15, 2010 5:25 AM
Thursday, July 28, 2011 5:15 PMIf I have the ID, how do I download it, the site I was on keep poping up the same window for registation. At this point, I just like to remove my personal information so I won't be under any obligation.
Thursday, July 28, 2011 5:19 PM
Dharma and Rob, thank you. I will try your suggestions.
Thursday, July 28, 2011 5:20 PMI wll take your suggestion as well, as I tried to open an IMS file and convert it to excel