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  • i also have just bought a new computer and am being promted to enter a product key or i cant use it fully. i just started school and really need to figure out how to buy a product key. do i have to buy the whole software or just the key? i have clicked on your links and none of them work. i just really need to know what to do. i have spent hours looking at different sites and none have what i need.
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:21 PM


  • Hello crystal101381,

    Are you having trouble using Windows, or perhaps the trial of Office that came with the computer?

    If the trial of Office, once the free trial period is over, you have to purchase a perpetual license to continue to use the Office software.  You can purchase a product key directly from Microsoft online, or you can purchase a copy of Office Home and Student 2007 at a local retailer and use the product key inside the package to convert the trial installation to a perteptually licensed installation.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, January 19, 2010 9:51 PM
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:04 PM