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Trying to install Microsoft Office, product keys don't work!

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#1 c214


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Posted 21 April 2005 - 11:19 PM

I just got a new laptop that came with a sampler version of microsoft office (microsoft office tools, I believe). This only provided a 60-day trial version of all the applications (Excel, Outlook, Word, etc.).
Anyway, I had a version of MO from college that I tried to install over it and the computer said the product key was invalid. I tried many times, same result.
So I asked a buddy for his 97 version of office (I know, I know, I'm a horrible person). His installation also failed, once again with an invalid product key.
So my girlfriend buys an academic version of MO from her university and brings it home tonight. Same result. Invalid product key.
Anyone have any idea what's going on? Is it my installed version that's preventing me from installing a standard issue of MO?
Please advise. Thanks everyone.

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 01:38 PM

Has your 60-day trial period expired? If so I would attempt to uninstall it, and then install your own version.
There is a viable alternative to Windows Office, which is free and open-source, found at OpenOffice.Org, if all else fails.
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