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I purchased a Sony Vaio notebook back in January. When I try to open the files that I transferred over (from Office 7) it keeps prompting me to buy Office 2010 and won't open my files. I don't want to buy another program. What do I do?

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Do you have Microsoft Office installed on your new computer?

If you don't have some version of MS Office on your new computer, then you won't be able to open the old files.

If you bought your old version of Office and still have the install disks, then you may be able to install it on your new computer. Even if you only have the PRODUCT KEY code, which is the long string of digits on a sticker that came with your MS Office software, you can probably still get the software installed and activated on your new PC using that key code.

There are websites such as WWW.CNET.COM where you can download the software online, but you would still need a valid product key in order to activate it.

Worst case scenario, you can always download the generic OPEN OFFICE software package which is free and will allow you to open MS Office documents. It is similar to the MS Office suite, but not quite as refined. Here is a link to their website:

http://www.openoffice.org/

And also a link to the Open Office download page at WWW.CNET.COM where you can also read about the software along with other user's reviews:

http://download.cnet.com/OpenOffice-org/3000-18483_4-10263109.html?tag=mncol;6


Please comment back here to this page if you have any details to add, have any questions, have difficulty accessing the links, or just require further general assistance and I will respond as soon as I see it.

I hope that was helpful to you, thank you and good luck.

Joe.

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