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When I try to set up Microsoft Works, for a word processing app, my computer takes me to OpenOffice or Abiword, neither of which are what I had before for Microsoft Works.

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Have you purchased or downloaded a trial version of MS Works?

If so, click on the icon or the named program in the start menu (if recently installed it will be highlighted and should be under the All Programs menu.

Once you start the program it should ask for a product key. This will have been e-mailed to you or was on the website (copy and paste product key) when the downloaded program was initiated. If you purchased in a store, or online and received a cd/dvd the product key will be on the envelope that the disc(s) came in.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.


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Welcome to AbiWord!AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks.
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2) You may load an old version on a new computer but you have to uninstall it on the old computer and contact Microsoft for a key during the activation process.

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Hi there and welcome at Fixya, the support team (lfete)

For downloading Word, you need to download the "Microsoft Office Pack" where word is included from here:

Note!!! Microsoft Office Pack (Word)are a purchase (need to pay for it) product, but they have right now a offer where you get also theirs new product included in the purchase :O)

If you just need a free (no purchase) Word product I can recommend :

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OpenOffice :

Hope it helps
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You could try this, it may not help though:

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