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Need Office and/or Antivirus product codes ?

When a new PC is sold, retailers install limited licence software.

Microsoft Office is usually one, your antivirus software will probably be another.

This means that, usually after 3, 6 or 12 months the licence runs out and you have to buy a new one.

These are not cheap and invariably you're only supposed to use it on one PC (EULA agreement) and the trouble is, as they hope, you've gotten used to these packages, don't know about or are scared to use other software.

If you want to carry on with MS office, there's probably a box or tab somewhere on the pop up that invites to to click on to buy a licence, if no just google microsoft office and you should get to the website.

The same applies to Antivirus software.

Shop around, there's plenty of sites selling this stuff, and voucher codes which offer a discount. But when you see the prices, you'll probably think that its all a bit expensive, as do I and many others.

I'd recommend logging onto "Filehippo.com" download and install "Open Office", its compatible with and does all the MS office does and more. Its also free.

Other programmes worth downloading are "Ccleaner" (Cleans web rubbish off your PC) "Microsoft security essentials" gives protection against malware and viruses. AVG ( Excellent Antivirus software) and VLC media player (Plays all those files Windows media player doesn't), all good and all free.

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how tos office 2007


Hi murthy_padal

MS Office 2007 is a program that requires a Licence before it can be used. Successfully entering the correct code confirms that the user has the Licence. If the validation process shows that the software is within the agreed number of validations defined in the Licence Agreement, the validation process is completed and the software is activated. Activation of the software entitles a user(s) to install and use the Program on the agreed number of different computers. Activated software entitles the user to benefit from support and to receive online updates, enhancements, security patches and upgrades from Microsoft. During the first of such downloads after activation, the activation is verified and the computer on which the Activated Program is installed becomes authorised for the Program to be operated on it and for it receive future regular downloads unhindered. Any failure of the Validation, Activation or Authorisation processes can result in Notifications, Error Messages, Usage Limitations or Usage Restrictions. MS Office can be installed without a Licence if a Trialversion is either be downloaded and installed or factory pre-installed on a new computer. At the end of the predefined and agreed Trial Period, a unique 25 character Activation Code must be purchased and entered in order for that Program to continue to be used on that computer. Entering the code, followed by Validation and Authorization put the user in the same position as the holder of a fully Authorizeded version of MS Office.

Currently, only 60 Day Trial versions of MS Office 2010 can be downloaded directly from Microsoft. And only full, licensed versions of MS Office 2010 can be purchased direct from Microsoft. Full, genuine original, licensed versions of MS Office2010 and limited remaining stocks of previous versions of MS Office(the 2000, 2003 and 2007 versions) can be purchased from Authorised Resellers of Microsoft Products. If you buy the physical software in a retail pack from a store or an online trader, you can Register and Authorise the product with Microsoft. Microsoft Products cannot usually be downloaded without the separate purchase of an Activation Code.
If you want genuine, authorised MS Office 2007, then you will have to purchase full, genuine, unused licensed versions of the software from a reputable, reliable supplier that still stocks it, such as Amazon (www.amazon.com). Online offers of Free Downloads of Microsoft products are probably almost universally either not genuine, illegal, unlicensed or pre-used licence versions, downloadable only from illicit download sites or sites that are masquerading non-existent Microsoft products as camouflage for the marketing of other (often unrelated) software, products or services and any software downloaded from them is likely to have Time or Usage Limitations or Access Restrictions once installed.


Another option is to download MS Office 2010 Pro 60 Day Trial and install it, carefully following each step. Go to: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try

You can also download, install and use a comparable free Program - Open Office (www.openoffice.org). Open Office can be used simultaneously with MS Office Pro 2007 60 Day Trial. If you delete MS Office Pro 2010 60 Day Trial, well before the 60 day expiry date, and Remove all components of it from Add or Remove Programs (or its equivalent in your Operating System) and restart before downloading and re-installing, it is usually possible to enter into further 60 Day trial periods.


I hope this helps. If this Answer goes some way towards helping to resolve your Query, Problem or Fault, please take the time to Rate it. This helps Answerers, like me, better understand the needs and the point of view of Askers, like you, and guides us in exploring the best ways to provide the most comprehensive, useful and high quality Responses and Solutions we can. If you need further help, please do not hesitate to post another Question or add a Comment to this Question. Thanks for using FixYa.

Sep 07, 2011 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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I dont have a microsoft word iwant to have it!


Hi nabacayan
MS Office 2007 is a program that requires a Licence before it can be used. The 25 character Product ID is a unique code that links a genuine, original MS Office CD with its original Licence. During installation, the Product ID is entered in order to be able to continue the installation. Entering the code binds the user to use the software only in accordance with pre-defined terms that appear on-screen during the installation process and that the user is required to tick to confirm agreement with before being able to proceed with the installation. Successfully entering the correct code confirms that the user has the Licence. If the Licence is unique, when the computer goes on line, the Program becomes activated when the Product ID that was entered is checked and validated on Microsoft's Licence Database by cross-referencing it with the computer's unique ID. If the validation process shows the Product ID to have previously been registered in association with a different computer, the validation process then checks how many users the Licence is valid for and which computers' unique IDs have been validated. If the validation process shows that the software is within the agreed number of validations defined in the Licence Agreement, the validation process is completed and the software is activated. Activation of the software entitles a user(s) to install and use the Program on the agreed number of different computers.

Activated software entitles the user to benefit from support and to receive online updates, enhancements, security patches and upgrades from Microsoft. During the first of such downloads after activation, the activation is verified and the computer on which the Activated Program is installed becomes authorised for the Program to be operated on it and for it receive future regular downloads unhindered. Any failure of the Validation, Activation or Authorisation processes can result in Notifications, Error Messages, Usage Limitations or Usage Restrictions. MS Office can be installed without a Licence if a Trial version is either be downloaded and installed or factory pre-installed on a new computer. At the end of the predefined and agreed Trial Period, a unique 25 character Activation Code must be purchased and entered in order for that Program to continue to be used on that computer. Entering the code, followed by Validation and Authorization put the user in the same position as the holder of a fully Authorizeded version of MS Office.

Currently, only 60 Day Trial versions of MS Office 2010 can be downloaded directly from Microsoft. And only full, licensed versions of MS Office 2010 can be purchased direct from Microsoft. Full, genuine original, licensed versions of MS Office 2010 and limited remaining stocks of previous versions of MS Office (the 2000, 2003 and 2007 versions) can be purchased from Authorised Resellers of Microsoft Products. If you buy the physical software in a retail pack from a store or an online trader, you can Register and Authorise the product with Microsoft. In the event that you had considered obtaining that the software by downloading, please note that full, genuine licensed versions of Microsoft Products cannot usually be downloaded without the separate purchase of an Activation Code.

If you want genuine, authorised MS Office 2007, then you will have to purchase full, genuine, unused licensed versions of the software from a reputable, reliable supplier that still stocks it, such as Amazon (www.amazon.com). Online offers of Free Downloads of Microsoft products are probably almost universally either not genuine, illegal, unlicensed or pre-used licence versions, downloadable only from illicit download sites or sites that are masquerading non-existent Microsoft products as camouflage for the marketing of other (often unrelated) software, products or services and any software downloaded from them is likely to have Time or Usage Limitations or Access Restrictions once installed. Even if you do succeed in finding a functional download site for MS Office 2007 AND manage to complete a successful, uncorrupted download, you will still have to purchase a separate, genuine, unused Activation Code for it before you can successfully install it, use it with confidence, register it, activate it and then download and benefit from Updates and Security Patches for it from Microsoft. Another option is to download MS Office 2010 Pro 60 Day Trial and install it, carefully following each step:

Go to:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try


You can also download, install and use a comparable free Program - Open Office (www.openoffice.org). Open Office can be used simultaneously with MS Office Pro 2007 60 Day Trial. If you delete MS Office Pro 2010 60 Day Trial, well before the 60 day expiry date, and Remove all components of it from Add or Remove Programs (or its equivalent in your Operating System) and restart before downloading and re-installing, it is usually possible to enter into further 60 Day trial periods.


I hope this helps. If this Answer goes some way towards helping to resolve your Query, Problem or Fault, please take the time to Rate it. This helps Answerers, like me, better understand the needs and the point of view of Askers, like you, and guides us in exploring the best ways to provide the most comprehensive, useful and high quality Responses and Solutions we can. If you need further help, please do not hesitate to post another Question or add a Comment to this Question. Thanks for using FixYa.

Sep 06, 2011 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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I purchased a new laptop with windows7 installed. There is also Microsoft Office on there, however it keeps popping up with a box for me to enter the product key code. Please help me find this information or let me know what I can do about this. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!


You should have received product keys when you bought the laptop. There's not a generic product key (and it would be illegal to get it online if there were such a thing) you need the product keys that match your laptop's installation.

You'll have to go back to the vendor who sold you the laptop and get the product keys there.

Nov 07, 2010 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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i am looking for a key for MS office 2007


It should have been a trial version as full version of Office 2007 never Expires.

You should purchase the full version to be able to continue using Office.

Jul 21, 2010 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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Bought a new laptop with windows 7 and office home/student. Program has stopped working because it needs the product key. Do i have to buy this?


I'm afraid so, many computers now come with a limited licensed copy (6 months - ish) of several items of software such as Office, antivirus software, firewalls, graphics or photo editing packages. Its industry practice nowadays.

Your operating system, Windows 7 probably has a life long licence, but your problem is probably with the Office software. I'm afraid that you'll have to buy a licence if you want to continue using it.

However, there is a free programme called Open Office available, Just go to "Filehippo.com", download and install it. Give it a go and save your money for beer and other important things.

Oh, a final thought, you'll probably didn't get any backup system disks and drivers. Another penny pinching game PC manufacturers play. Many people don't realise until their PC breaks, that they need the disks. The data should be stored on your hard drive, probably in a designated partition. Check your user manual, it should tell you how to make up your backup disks, just in case.

Jul 08, 2010 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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