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    Okay I got one of those crappy mini netbooks and it came with a trial version of windows 7. This expired and now they're asking for a product key in order to continue using. I have a Windows 7 disk including product key, the issue is this laptop cannot take disks, there is nowhere to insert disks into!
    I've tried entering the product key I have all the same, yet it doesn't worl :/
    What can I do to continue using Office ?
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    (Original post by Wilzyy)
    Okay I got one of those crappy mini netbooks and it came with a trial version of windows 7. This expired and now they're asking for a product key in order to continue using. I have a Windows 7 disk including product key, the issue is this laptop cannot take disks, there is nowhere to insert disks into!
    I've tried entering the product key I have all the same, yet it doesn't worl :/
    What can I do to continue using Office ?
    Windows 7 is the operating system.
    Microsoft Office is a suite of programs includingWord, powerpoint etc.

    Therefore they're not the same and you don't use the Windows 7 product key.

    In order to get an Office key, you'll need to buy it. As a student (if you are one) you can get it cheaply from StudentSoftware.
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    Do you mean office?

    http://www.software4students.co.uk/M...Fc0f4QodYAo7gA
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    Depends if you want to do it legit or non-legit.
    Legit: 60 day trial here - http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/try/
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    Yup gosh sorry I meant office.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Windows 7 is the operating system.
    Microsoft Office is a suite of programs includingWord, powerpoint etc.

    Therefore they're not the same and you don't use the Windows 7 product key.

    In order to get an Office key, you'll need to buy it. As a student (if you are one) you can get it cheaply from StudentSoftware.

    Thanks for the link.
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    There is "Open Office". Free and much better.
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    As gradyhawks said there are many free, better alternatives to microsoft office that will open all the same file types.
    The best known and best supported for windows at moment is probably openoffice.
    Worth a google, if you don't like it you have lost nothing.

    THere are various naughty free ways to get an office key, ask around any techy friends you have, otherwise whenever you buy a real legit copy it will have the code in the box which is all you need as you can download the trail again from microsoft and then enter the code to make it the full thing, and it will download any extra files it may need.

    Ask around your University as well, especially the computing departments, my Uni has a deal with microsoft where you could get most of office for free and they just handed out codes to your uni email!
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    (Original post by gradyhawks)
    There is "Open Office". Free and much better.
    Better, how?
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    (Original post by SPMS)
    Better, how?
    Free forever. Wont cost a penny.
    Light on resources. Works very well on netbooks.
    Your not feeding the money giant that is Microsoft. Always a winner.
    Looks clean and modern. Not the ridiculous look Word 2010 has.
    Again. Its free.
    Free. Free.
    Free.
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    (Original post by gradyhawks)
    There is "Open Office". Free and much better.
    Free and suitable for light users you mean. After all Google Doc's is free as is Microsoft web office, plus no download. It's not as good...yet. In any case office is pretty decent value with a student discount. Better than MATLAB or ORIGIN.
    It's like saying GIMP is a suitable replacement for Photoshop. It isn't, GIMP is a suitable replacement for Photoshop Elements(and is somewhat better arguably).
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    If you are not a power user and just want to write some essays, do the odd spreadsheet and such then open office is more than enough.
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      here you go

      http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/sho...ffice-software
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      (Original post by gradyhawks)
      Looks clean and modern. Not the ridiculous look Word 2010 has.
      Are you actually serious?
      Open Office looks like it belongs on a Windows 95 computer. Or it certainly did when I tried it last year.
      There's nothing wrong with the way Office 2010 looks, and the ribbon interface is quite powerful once you get used to it.
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        office 2007 looks the same as 2010 bth and i got both
       
       
       
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