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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?

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Hello!
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!
Ken

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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Microsoft no longer offer and have withdrawn Free Downloads for MS Office 2007 Trial Products.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.

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