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  • Question

  • I purchased a Dell for my dad and it had Mircosoft Office 2003 on it. I am trying to register my Office products and then 25 character Product Key I put in keeps coming up "invalid." I am getting the number directly from the Microsoft sticker that Dell put on the computer for me. Any ideas?

    Sunday, April 20, 2008 2:44 AM


  • Hello


      The Product Key (found on the sticker on the side or bottom of your computer) is for Windows only and will not work for Office.


      Full Versions of Office do not, normally, come standard on computers. Computer Manufacturers will often include a Trial version of Office, which allows you to use it for a limited number of uses, but if you wish to continue using it, you would need to by a Full Version of Office.


      If the copy of Office, that came with your computer, is supposed to be a Full Version, then the Product key would be included in the documentation that came with the computer. If you are unable to find the Office Product Key and you still believe that the computer should have come with a Full Version of Office, please contact the Person, Company, and/or the Computer Manufacturer, that you bought the computer from, for further assistance.


    How to determine whether you have a trial edition of a 2007 Office suite or program installed:



    How to convert a trial version of a 2007 Office suite or program to a full retail perpetual license version:



    How to buy the 2007 Microsoft Office suites:



    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager


    Monday, April 21, 2008 10:17 PM