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DONT HAVE FILES TO OPEN MICROSOFT PROGRAMS

I DONT HAVE THE FILES IN MY LAPTOP TO OPEN MICROSOFT PROGRAMS. WHAT DO I Do? HELP?

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  • GmanJoe May 11, 2010

    Is your computer asking for for the windows cd?

  • Felinna
    Felinna May 11, 2010

    What microsoft programs? you mean office, operating system, other programs ... or did a partition crash and erase all data?

  • Lamaar May 11, 2010

    Can you tell me what kind of laptop? what do you mean?
    Do you have your operating system installed? if so which?


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If you mean you have Microsoft Office installed but not the icons to open it, go to start -> control panel -> add remove programs -> Microsoft Offce -> Change. This will bring up the microsoft office setup. Click repair and follow the prompts.

If you mean you cannot open word documents etc. because you do no have Microsoft Office, there is an excellent free office suite called OpenOffice which will give you all the tools necessary to open these files. This can be downloaded from www.openoffice.org

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