My Product Key just will not work! RRS feed

  • Question


    Hi, my Dad has recenlty bought me a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo laptop with Windows Vista installed.


    When I started using it, it would keep asking me for a product key and obviously I couldn't find it.


    I hooked up to the net and it automatically entered a 30 day trial Product Key.


    I have since located the original Product Key but the system says it is incorrect.


    So I have now typed it in at least 10 times and it still wont work!


    What can I do about getting a new Product Key, I don't want to have to fork out for a new onw though!


    Many thanks

    Saturday, March 22, 2008 7:13 PM


  • 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 s 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:



    How to convert a trial version of a 2007 Office suite or program to a full retail perpetual license version:



    How to buy the 2007 Microsoft Office suites:



    Saturday, March 22, 2008 10:13 PM