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query re windows vista and word licensing

jkillen

FPCH New Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2007
Messages
2
#1
hi, i was given a laptop purchased from the USA with vista installed. however when i attempt to use word or any office program it says that i can only use it 25 times before i need to enter product key to register it. there is a product key on the bottom of the laptop but this does not work, do i need to buy some form of upgrade for vista?
please excuse my ignorance regarding this and thanks in advance for any help
JK
 

TechAdvance

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Joined
Sep 26, 2007
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#2
The programs installed are 30 day Trialware you have to either purchase the programs over the net (follow the on screen instructions after the 30 days run out)

Or uninstall them and purchase some software from a shop or online shop

The product key on the bottom of the laptop is usually the "Operating System Installation Key"

This should have helped
 

danzil

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Jun 29, 2007
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#3
you can purchase just the license key from some website then activate it using that as techadvance says.
there are alternatives to microsoft office.
like ability office is around £50 and has office compatibilty so you can open documents you have done previously using office click here http://www.ability.com/
or there is openoffice http://www.openoffice.org/ which is free
regards
danzil