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Laptops We bought a Gateway laptop in December and wanted to know if it is normal for laptops to come without an office program?Ours had a 30 day trial and nothing else.We have had many desktop computers and they always have a microsoft office program.

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That will depend on the package, because some laptops when you buy 1 has an option to have microsoft softwares which are preinstalled with a complete or full version or just a trial, you can call gateway regarding this as well so that you can have info and clarifications. Thanks for using fixya!! pls rate as fixya if helpful, have a nice day!!

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Office is a software provided by microsoft.
you only get a trial version installed in your system which means you never paid for the Office software
if you need a full version you have to purchase it from microsoft

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