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MistiLeigh

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ok, here goes.... a ms office free trial came on my laptop, i used it for school and now it has expired. i need it for the rest of the semester so i tried to download a free trial from the ms website. needles to say i found out that the old one is blocking the new one from working. i tried to remove the old one first by deleting then by uninstalling. i need help badly! i want this fixed so i can finish my work at home. please!!
 
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You cannot use MS Office for longer than the trial period, even uninstalling it and reinstalling. It is possible but I think illegal.

What I recommend is to completely remove the Office trial and download Open Office ( http://www.openoffice.org ) which is basically a free version of Microsoft Office. Its not a Microsoft product, but the Open Office developers have created an environment very similar to MS Office which is easy to use and more importantly - free. (Added bonus, its also open source.)

Post back if you need any help installing it or using it :) .
 

MistiLeigh

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thank you for answering me. i do have open office and it is similar(though i like ms better), but my class at school requires office 2007. well, i guess i'll have to buy it. hope i can find it at a discounted price.... one more ? ..... when i do buy it, do i just put the product key on the screen where it tells me it has expired or should i try to uninstall it again and do the whole thing over? thanks for helping!
 
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You will probably be able to use Open Office with your school without needing MS Office 2007, why is it they require it? If you do *need* it, like my school was - they let you buy an install CD from them for £5. Very discounted.

If its just you need it to open up .docx files, I think OO can open them. But if not there are document converters online. My personal favourite is http://www.youconvertit.com .

It is well worth having a chat to the IT department of you school to see if they can sell you a copy of Office instead of buying retail.
 

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its college, they sell trials in the bookstore. i havent checked to see how much the full version would be through the school, but i've seen ads from around here that it is from 150-175 dollars. thanks for your help, ill be back with more ?s!
 
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