Can't activate Microsoft Office Home and Student. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just purchased a new HP laptop and when I try to enter the product key, I keep getting an error message, that says "The key is incorrect. Verify you have the correct key, and then retype it"., I have tried several times.
    Friday, October 2, 2009 2:15 AM


  • Hello zerodacus,

    My guess is that you are attempting to use the Windows Vista product key on the bottom of the laptop to activate Office.

    This will not work.

    If the installed Office 2007 Home and Student is a Trial version, please see this Office Help article for instructions:  http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA101936151033.aspx
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Friday, October 2, 2009 2:04 PM