Question about Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Upgrade: Windows
I purchased a new HP desktop with trial version of MS Office which I downloaded, then inserted the disk for the MS Office Professional I purchased today for $349.79 at Office Depot and I can't tell if I'm using the trial version or the one I paid for (upgrade software) since I see the number of times left that I can use the software without registering it (as though it's the trial not the upgrade which I entered the Product Key for successfully). Any thoughts?
One thing that you should *not* have done was to install Office Pro over the trial version. Unfortunately, MS is notorious for not cleaning up things properly when you overlay/install over one version with another.
One way to be absolutely sure of not having future problems would be to uninstall *both*, first uninstalling the Office Pro (last version installed), then unstalling the Office trial version, then reinstalling the Office Pro. I know that this is a pain in the neck, but it is probably going to save you a lot of heartache (and headaches) in the future.
If this were me, I would do exactly like I said above, but before reinstalling Office Pro, I would run a good registry cleaner, and then do a reboot of the system. That way, you are starting with a "clean" install of Office, which will cause you less problems in the future. I am sure that some people will tell you that this is a lot of work, but it is nothing compared to having Office mess up 6 months down the line during an update or such, and then having to do all of the above *plus* a bunch of updates. That whole procedure will take 10 times the time of just doing the paragraph above.
Hope this helps you out!
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
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As already stated, full, genuine licenced versions of Microsoft Products cannot usually be downloaded.
It is, however generally possible to download Free 60 day Trial versions of some MS Office products.
Microsoft no longer offer and have withdrawn Free Downloads for MS Office 2007 Trial Products. All their efforts are now focused on marketing and support for MS Office 2010.
Microsoft often does this after a new product has been
If you are determined to use MS Office 2007, then you
will have to purchase a licensed copy of the software from a reputable,
reliable supplier, such as Amazon (www.amazon.com).
Online offers of Free Downloads of MS Office 2007
products are probably almost universally either not genuine, illegal,
unlicensed or pre-used licence versions, downloadable only from illicit download sites or are
masquerading non-existent MS Office 2007 products as camouflague for the marketing of other
(often unrelated) software, products or services.
Even if you do succeed in finding a genuine download site for
MS Office 2007 products AND manage to complete a successful, uncorrupted download, you will still have to purchase a separate, genuine,
unused Licence for the product before you can successfully install it, use it with confidence, register it, activate it and
download and benefit from Updates and Security Patches for it from Microsoft.
Go to: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try
Download MS Office Excel 2010 60 Day Trial or MS Office 2010 Pro 60 Day Trial (which includes Excel 2010 60 Day Trial ) and install it, carefully following each step.
If you do not want to buy or cannot afford a full, licensed copy of MS Office Excel 2010 or MS Office 2010 Pro, and/or prefer to pursue the downloading option, consider the latest version of a genuine, comparable free program -
Open Office - downloadable from:
You can use Open Office simultaneously with MS Office Excel 2010 60 Day Trial or MS Office Pro 2010 60 Day Trial.
If you delete MS Office Excel 2010 60 Day Trial or MS Office 2010 Pro 60 Day Trial, well before the 60 day expirty date, and Remove all components of it from Add or Remove Programs (or its equivalent in your Operating System) and restarting before downloading and installing, it is usually possible to enter into a further 60 Day trial period.
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