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  • Hi there,

    can someone please help me. My windows Xp professional crashed because of viruses so i went to the store to buy a new Windows XP home SP3. I also got Microsoft Office 2007 Small business. Everything worked fine for my computer except when i downloaded the trial from the microsoft website and then tried to upgrade that to the full version as i bought the license today and i have the serial number, But it does not work- it says that invalid serial number.

    can I please get some help,
    i played a lot of money to get this office 07 small business..

    regards,

    Mainul

    satan_within@live.ca
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 3:40 AM

Answers

  • Hello mainul_islam,

    You wrote, "except when i downloaded the trial from the microsoft website and then tried to upgrade that to the full version as i bought the license today and i have the serial number, But it does not work- it says that invalid serial number"

    This may be happening if what you purchased today is the Office Small Business 2007 "Medialess Licensing Kit" (MLK).  It is sort of a DVD-movie style plastic package with no discs inside, just the product key and a Certificate of Auhenticity (CoA).

    If so, as you found out, the trials for Office editions available at www.microsoft.com/office do not accept these MLK product keys because the downloadable trials are retail licensed software and the MLKs are OEM licensed software.

    In order to use the MLK product key, you have to download Office Small Business 2007 from this website:
    http://trial.trymicrosoftoffice.com/msft-orpc/default.aspx?culture=en-US
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 4:22 AM

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  • i payed* (not played) alot of money for this software
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 3:41 AM
  • Hello mainul_islam,

    You wrote, "except when i downloaded the trial from the microsoft website and then tried to upgrade that to the full version as i bought the license today and i have the serial number, But it does not work- it says that invalid serial number"

    This may be happening if what you purchased today is the Office Small Business 2007 "Medialess Licensing Kit" (MLK).  It is sort of a DVD-movie style plastic package with no discs inside, just the product key and a Certificate of Auhenticity (CoA).

    If so, as you found out, the trials for Office editions available at www.microsoft.com/office do not accept these MLK product keys because the downloadable trials are retail licensed software and the MLKs are OEM licensed software.

    In order to use the MLK product key, you have to download Office Small Business 2007 from this website:
    http://trial.trymicrosoftoffice.com/msft-orpc/default.aspx?culture=en-US
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 4:22 AM