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  • Question

  • Hi, I am trying to help a small business who accidentially purchased non genuine office.  They want to purchase genuine software from Costco (since it is less expensive) but the software won't arrive for 7-10 days.  The daily popup says 2 days left.  Will the software literally stop working?  Or will it still work until the new office 2007 arrives in the mail?  Thanks for the information.
    Sunday, February 21, 2010 12:08 AM


  • Hello Jackie_s Confused,

    If they purchased a hi-quality examples of counterfeit software, Microsoft will replace it for free.  Not even Costco is cheaper than "free" :-)

    The software will continue to work as it is now.  When the software is "marked as nongenuine" that means there will be an additional menu item about the nongenuine software and how to Get Genuine, and when starting Office programs they will see a "nag" screen about nongenuine software.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, February 23, 2010 7:37 PM
    Sunday, February 21, 2010 1:21 AM