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     I have and hp pavilion entertainment pc with windows vista home premium OEMAct HP.  When typing in my product key, which is printed on the microsoft label on my laptop, for my microsoft office programmes, it returns with, my product key is invalid.  I am unsure what to do next as I cannot access or print my documents on any of my packages.  Please give some advice as to what to do next.  Thanks.
    Wednesday, June 18, 2008 8:46 PM

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  • Computer manufacturers often install a trial version of Microsoft Office.  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.  Please review the following:


    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

     

    Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:20 PM
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