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Does my laptop have any word program on it except the microsoft office word? I have to purchase that in 60 days. isn't every computer supost to have a word prgram that is free on it?
Try http://OpenOffice.com . It is free and Open Source. It comes with word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software. It will read and write Microsoft compatible files and it well used and tested.
I haven't used it recently but in the past the quality was a little lower the Office Suite and there were some compatibility issues. For many users it is the best substitute and it is free. If you like it, help give feedback and maybe help make it better.
It is Open Source. It is by and for the user community.
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
Some do some do not. Like you, they time-out after so long. Just enough for you to get used to it.
There are other way to get free software. Some download a program called limewire & download many programs all free.
Watch out, you will want to make sure you're antivirus software is up to date & scan everything you download befor you open it.
Posted on Apr 13, 2008
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Office 2007 is
a program that requires a Licence before it can be used.
Successfully entering the correct code confirms that the user has the Licence. If the validation process shows that the software is
within the agreed number of validations defined in the Licence Agreement, the
validation process is completed and the software is activated. Activation of
the software entitles a user(s) to install and use the Program on the agreed
number of different computers.
software entitles the user to benefit from support and to receive online
updates, enhancements, security patches and upgrades from Microsoft. During the
first of such downloads after activation, the activation is verified and the
computer on which the Activated Program is installed becomes authorised for the
Program to be operated on it and for it receive future regular downloads
unhindered. Any failure of the Validation, Activation or Authorisation
processes can result in Notifications, Error Messages, Usage Limitations or
Usage Restrictions. MS
can be installed without a Licence if a Trialversion
is either be downloaded and installed or factory pre-installed on a new
computer. At the end of the predefined and agreed Trial Period, a unique 25
character Activation Code must be purchased and entered in order for that
Program to continue to be used on that computer. Entering the code, followed by
Validation and Authorization put the user in the same position as the holder of
a fully Authorizeded version of MS Office.
Currently, only 60 Day Trial versions of MS Office 2010 can be downloaded directly from Microsoft. And only full, licensed versions of MS Office 2010 can be purchased direct from Microsoft. Full, genuine original, licensed versions of MS Office2010 and limited remaining stocks of previous versions of MS Office(the 2000, 2003 and 2007 versions) can be purchased from Authorised Resellers of Microsoft Products. If you buy the physical software in a retail pack from a store or an online trader, you can Register and Authorise the product with Microsoft. Microsoft Products cannot usually be downloaded without the separate purchase of an Activation Code.
If you want genuine, authorised MS Office 2007, then you will have to purchase full, genuine, unused licensed versions of the software from a reputable, reliable supplier that still stocks it, such as Amazon (www.amazon.com). Online offers of Free Downloads of Microsoft products are probably almost universally either not genuine, illegal, unlicensed or pre-used licence versions, downloadable only from illicit download sites or sites that are masquerading non-existent Microsoft products as camouflage for the marketing of other (often unrelated) software, products or services and any software downloaded from them is likely to have Time or Usage Limitations or Access Restrictions once installed.
option is to download MS
Office 2010 Pro 60
Day Trial and install it, carefully following each step. Go to: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try You can also download, install and use a comparable free Program - Open Office (
You can also download, install and use a comparable free Program - Open Office (www.openoffice.org). Open Office can be used simultaneously with MS Office Pro 2007 60 Day Trial. If you delete MS Office Pro 2010 60 Day Trial, well before the 60 day expiry date, and Remove all components of it from Add or Remove Programs (or its equivalent in your Operating System) and restart before downloading and re-installing, it is usually possible to enter into further 60 Day trial periods.
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Most computers have the trial version pre installed which is Microsoft's way of letting you test drive the program. After 60 days when you have already used it and have several documents created they pull the rug from under your feet. If Best Buy sold you the individual copy of Microsoft Word or Office you will have a plastic case with the activation key inside that can only be viewed when you slide the case open. If you have a receipt with Microsoft Office you can try to call Microsoft for a new activation key. If you do not have a receipt for Microsoft Office you can find the best price and purchase it. You will not have to reinstall the program, all you need to do is open the software case and look on the back for the activation key. Enter the activation key and you will be able to use the programs. I hope this helps and you indeed purchased the Microsoft Office at the time of the computer purchase.
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