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Microsoft Office Trial Version and Upgrade

Just bought a laptop yesterday that had the Microsoft Office trial version already installed. I bought the Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Upgrade disk. Will the upgrade work or do I need to buy the full version? If the upgrade will work, do I just need to run the disk or do I need to delete the trial version before I install, or, do I just need to put in the liscence number and not have to install anything?!

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  • motleycool May 28, 2008

    So how do I know if I fit any of the qualifying criteria? I just took the laptop out of the box yesterday. Is there anyway to find out if I have valid licsence for any of the programs? I would assume that Microsoft Works would have a licscence but I want to be sure before I open up the Upgrade.

  • motleycool May 28, 2008

    So it would be safe to assume that somewhere on the laptop I have a liscence number that would allow me just to use an Upgrade instead of having to buy a full version?

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I was having trouble installing Office upgrade on top of Works because of Works bug. Could not install works patch because it needed the install disk (which HP does not provide). I installed the Trial version of Office and installed the upgrade on top of that with no problem. I'm not sure what is going to happen after the end of the 60-day trial period. We'll see and I'll hit you back.

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Uninstall the trial verison if office what you have on the computer.

Download office professional from the Link below
Disc 1 : msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/01/40292874-3082915-O12PROTR-NOA/msoffice/pub/X12-30196/X12-30196.exe

Disc 2 : msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msoffice/pub/X13-40150/X13-40150.exe

While running the set up when asking for the product key type the 25 digit product key what you got along with disc

Once installed , while opening application for the first time its will ask for activation : activate office over the internet or by telephone .

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You should not have any problem installing it over the already installed version. According to the Microsoft website, any version of Office 2007 is eligible for the upgrade. You should not uninstall the trial version since the upgrade disk you purchased will look for an installed Office product that it can upgrade. If the upgrade requires an uninstall, it will probably do it itself. I would definitely go through the installation.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/suites/FX101754511033.aspx

Hope this helps! : )

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  • Jane Doe May 28, 2008

    That is my assumption. Worse case scenerio - you try to install the upgrade version and it tells you that you need to purchase the full version. It will not install and you'll still have the trial version installed. Of course, then you'll have to purchase the full version but you might be able to sell your upgrade version to someone who needs it.

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I bought an upgrade version and it doesn't work. What should I do?
First, please confirm you meet the qualifying criteria for an upgrade purchase. To qualify for an upgrade you must have a valid license for one of the following products: Office Standard Microsoft® Works 6.0-10; Works Suite 2000 –2007; Any Office 2000-2007 (any program or suite), Office XP (any suite) Office Small Business Microsoft® Works 6.0-10; Works Suite 2000 –2007; Any Microsoft Office 2000-2007 (any program or suite), Microsoft OfficeXP (any suite) Office Professional Microsoft® Works 6.0-10; Works Suite 2000 –2007; Any Microsoft Office 2000-2007 (any program or suite), Microsoft Office XP (any suite) Project Professional Microsoft® Office Project Professional 2000-2003; Project Standard 2000-2007 Visio Professional Microsoft® Office Visio® Professional 2000-2003; Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2000-2007 Visio Standard Microsoft® Office Visio® Standard 2000-2003; Microsoft® Office Visio® Professional 2000-2003 Live Groove Microsoft® Office Live Groove® 2003; Microsoft Works 6.0-10; Works Suite 2000 – 2007; Microsoft Office 2000–2007 (any suite), Microsoft Office XP (any suite) Publisher Microsoft® Office Publisher 2000-2003; Microsoft Publisher Deluxe 2000; Microsoft Publisher with Digital Imaging 2003; Microsoft Works 6.0-10; Works Suite 2000 – 2007; Microsoft Office 2000–2007 (any suite), Microsoft Office XP (any suite) Small Business Accounting/Office Accounting Professional Microsoft® Office Small Business Accounting®2006; Microsoft Works 6.0-10; Works Suite 2000 – 2007; Microsoft Office 2000–2007 (any suite), Microsoft Office XP (any suite)
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http://us20.trymicrosoftoffice.com/faq.aspx?culture=en-US

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