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I have Windows Vista Home premium addition and Office 2007 installed. When I go into any Office program it asks for the Product key; which I entered from my original Office CD; NOT from the bottom of my laptop. It says it is incorrect and I HATE Microsoft. I know our computer had serious issues and my husband had to load the operating system and everything else again...this was about a year ago. Is this why it's not accepting the Product Key?

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No, it's because that key has been used too many times by someone else. The only way to fix that is to call M$ directly, explain the situation, provide a proof of purchase and they will give you another key for free.
Or you could just ditch Office2007 and install instead Open Office , which is free.
http://www.openoffice.org/

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Once Microsoft Office 2007 has been installed with no product key, proceed with the following steps:
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As usual, as it’s a hack, and before you purchase a valid product key for it, you won’t be able to AND can’t access any updates or Microsoft Office Online.
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