Activating microsoft office 2007 key code RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have recently purchased a new laptop which shows Microsoft Office 2007.  Wehn I have tried to use this it has asked for an activation code which I have on the bottom of the laptop.

    Although I have put this 25 character key code in, I keep getting a message that this is incorrect.

    Am I supposed to purchase the Windows 2007 CD/DVD? 

    Grateful for anyone's help.



    Sunday, April 4, 2010 8:52 PM


  • Hello pingree,

    Many new computers come from their manufacturers with Trial editions of Microsoft Office 2007 installed.

    The product key listed on the Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) on the bottom of your laptop is only for the Windows 7 edition installed on the computer, it is not for Office and therefore should not be expected to activate any installation of Office.

    It's unclear from what you posted whether Office is asking for the Trial Product Key to start the limited Trial period, or whether the Trial has been activated and has now run its course, and Office needs a perpetual product key to convert itself from an expired Trial to a full paid-for product.

    If the Trial has not yet started, the manufacturer may have included sales materials that have the Office Trial product key printed on the materials.  If not, look for the Office Trial Activation Assistant in the Start Menu.

    If the Trial has run its course, you will need to purchase an Office license in the form of a Genuine Office product key from Microsoft or from a legitimate retail source (avoid the scams on eBay).  Please review the applicable FAQs here:  http://us20.trymicrosoftoffice.com/faq.aspx

    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
    Monday, April 5, 2010 3:34 AM