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  • Microsoft hasn't made it clear on which you have bought or not. I got a laptop with a product key on the sticker on the back, when i enter it in Office it says the product key is wrong, do i have to buy this seperatly? Surely i shouldn't!

    • Moved by Darin Smith MS Monday, May 3, 2010 7:11 PM Office issue moved to Office forum (From:Windows 7 Genuine Advantage Validation Issues (Windows 7))
    Friday, April 30, 2010 10:59 AM

Answers

  • The key on the back is for Windows you may have a 60 day Trail install of office and you may have to buy a key to use it more
    • Proposed as answer by bertmace26 Friday, April 30, 2010 11:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Monday, May 3, 2010 7:11 PM
    Friday, April 30, 2010 11:12 AM
  • Mods:  Please move to Office forum

    Hello gooneria,

    It's likely that your new laptop came with a full installation of Microsoft Works 9.0 and a Trial installation of the "2007 Microsoft Office System."  Look thru the materials that came with the computer, and you will see a separate card that has the Microsoft Works v9 Certificate of Authenticity affixed to it.  The CoA will read something like "Microsoft Works v9 + 2007 Office Professional Trial".

    BTW, you bought the computer and the installed software from the computer manufacturer, not from Microsoft.  "Which you have bought or not" would be listed in the specs of the computer before purchase and on the invoice or packing slip that came with the computer from the manufacturer.

    As bertmace26 posted, the product key on the Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) on the bottom of the laptop is (as the label states) for the Windows Operating System installed on the computer.


    Buy Office 2007 Now, Get Office 2010 Free http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/tech-guarantee/microsoft-office-2010-technology-guarantee-FX101825695.aspx?CTT=97
    Friday, April 30, 2010 3:05 PM

All replies

  • The key on the back is for Windows you may have a 60 day Trail install of office and you may have to buy a key to use it more
    • Proposed as answer by bertmace26 Friday, April 30, 2010 11:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Monday, May 3, 2010 7:11 PM
    Friday, April 30, 2010 11:12 AM
  • Mods:  Please move to Office forum

    Hello gooneria,

    It's likely that your new laptop came with a full installation of Microsoft Works 9.0 and a Trial installation of the "2007 Microsoft Office System."  Look thru the materials that came with the computer, and you will see a separate card that has the Microsoft Works v9 Certificate of Authenticity affixed to it.  The CoA will read something like "Microsoft Works v9 + 2007 Office Professional Trial".

    BTW, you bought the computer and the installed software from the computer manufacturer, not from Microsoft.  "Which you have bought or not" would be listed in the specs of the computer before purchase and on the invoice or packing slip that came with the computer from the manufacturer.

    As bertmace26 posted, the product key on the Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) on the bottom of the laptop is (as the label states) for the Windows Operating System installed on the computer.


    Buy Office 2007 Now, Get Office 2010 Free http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/tech-guarantee/microsoft-office-2010-technology-guarantee-FX101825695.aspx?CTT=97
    Friday, April 30, 2010 3:05 PM