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Microsoft office I brought my acer about a month ago for uni and i have been able to use word to type documents but i went to start writing an essay yesterday and it will not let me type and says the function is locked. In general whenever i open up microsoft word it always ask me to type in a product key to validate the microsoft office licence ,however it also says this is not required and i always jus click cancel, I assumed when it said on my packaging it came wiv microsoft home vista basic it would have microsoft office like any normal computer but just not an advanced version of the programme. however now it seems like unless i go online and type in the code and purchase the microsoft office upgrade i will have no microsoft word, is this correct, surely not! i have typed the product key in as it says it on the back of my computer but it says that it is incorrect.. please help as i have an essay that needs to b in by tuesday kate varley Have bought a Hp Notebook Compaq 6720s and have tried to access word to type letters etc, it comes up to enter the product key, i have tried this for the set limit and now when i try to do anything on the programme it comes up as though the program is locked. My product key that was on the bottom of the laptop is said to be wrong, i have tried phoning Microsft but can never get through to anybody that can help me, please help as i have documents and work that need to be completed.

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If you are looking on the laptop that is not the product that is the Key for windows Vista or XP the product key for Office will be on a case that came with the System and it will say office if it doesn't work out email me directly

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