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Installing Office 2007 on new computer


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#1 mr giggles

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:42 AM

I just got a new laptop with the Office 60 day free trial installed.

I bought a new Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Product Upgrade License from DRI, Microsoft's reseller. This did not come with any media.

When I go to the Activation wizard to enter the new product key, I get the following error:

"The key is incorrect. Verify that you have the correct key and then retype it."

The key is entered correctly.

Do I need actual media to load this upgrade? If so, what do I need?

I even installed Office 2000, then tried to install 2007 using media I had from another installation. I entered the new product key, but got the same error.

Any ideas?

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 11:41 AM

What does DRI have to say?
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:10 PM

I'm still waiting for a response from DRI.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 01:53 PM

I just got a response from DRI.

The free trial I was trying to upgrade from was not the original installed on my PC. I had some issues and uninstalled it.

I'm now looking for a new route to get Office 2007 onto this machine.

Any ideas?

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 02:27 PM

If you are a qualifying student, the following offer is evidently still available:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=921014

I just checked that site and the offer ends 31 December 2010.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 07:39 PM

Another free alternative is Open Office
http://download.openoffice.org/
It's compatible with MS Office documents
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 04:31 AM

Open Office is great but there's nothing like MS Office.
I'd recommend trying to install a retail version if you have one.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 03:31 AM

IMO, openoffice should be able to cope with anything you do in MS word. Word of caution though, it often takes longer to load on my computer and it doesn't have a substitute for the equation thingy in MS word (as far as i noe).




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