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#1 Pippincp

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:01 AM

I recently installed win98 to an old pc I have and although I dug out my office97 disc and have the cd key I can\t find the product key anywhere (I no longer have the case).
Is there any way to get it installed?

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#2 tswsl1989

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 02:02 PM

Sorry, but trying to install office by bypassing the Product key would be a breach of the license agreement.
Legally, there's nothing you can do about it


Having re-read your post, I have a different answer. Sorry about that.

From your post, you say you have a CD Key. If that looks like JVBMK-XA231-t6ds8 etc, then that is what you type in the product key box when you install the program.

Apologies for the misunderstanding.

Edited by tswsl1989, 10 December 2007 - 11:07 AM.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 03:09 PM

You can try Open Office. www.openoffice.org. Its free
Opens & writes word & excel file formats
High speed connection required for download as it is 120 meg
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Posted 13 December 2007 - 01:31 PM

I dug out my office97 disc and have the cd key

I have to be honest and say it's been quite some time since I installed an MS Product, much less something 10+ years old. But as far as I know as long as you have the key you are good to go.

I can\t find the product key anywhere (I no longer have the case).

I'm not sure what you mean by 'product key' and how that is different from the CD key you say you have in the previous quote. What is the need and purpose of the product key?

Is there any way to get it installed?

If you are missing vital information. And I'm not sure what that is yet from my two prior replies. I don't think you can legally. My suggestion is if you don't have all your information, move on to OpenOffice, to replace your Office97. OpenOffice is free. We cannot help you bypass copyright protection, even on an old MS application.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 07:15 PM

You can try Open Office. www.openoffice.org. Its free
Opens & writes word & excel file formats
High speed connection required for download as it is 120 meg


I agree. Go with Open Office as long as you meet the minimum requirements.

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 08:14 AM

I'd rather open office over any microsoft product anyday :flowers:

unfortunatly I need to keep MS office for my school work :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 04:39 PM

I have the opposite problem. I don't have the CD Key but I have the Product ID. Do you know where I can find the CD Key? I've searched the internet for 4 hours and nothing. Did you get your problem resolved?

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 07:16 PM

As stated in post number 4 by Animal, We cannot help you bypass copyright protection. Even if you are the legitimate owner of the program

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

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