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  • Question

  • new laptop, all programs pre-installed, product key on bottom of laptop but won't accept it. tried a couple dozen times----

    Tuesday, July 15, 2008 6:45 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 is 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:



    Tuesday, July 15, 2008 6:59 PM