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Problems with Word on a newer computer.

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by jenn31708, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. jenn31708

    jenn31708 Thread Starter

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    I've had my computer for almost a year now. I don't use Word all that much, but I have been able to use it in the past. Whenever I start it up, there's a box that comes up asking if I want to register it, and I always click no, and close it... going about whatever business I need to do on Word.

    So I open it up to work on something for work, and that box comes up, and I just close it like always. But now, I am not able to do ANYTHING in Word. I can't type, copy/paste, edit an old document.

    Does this have anything to do with the registration? It came already installed on this computer, so I don't have a product key. What do I do?
     
  2. nintendo9231889

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    try using the magical jellybean keyfinder to get all your keys. Beyond that, call your manufacturer.
     
  3. jenn31708

    jenn31708 Thread Starter

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    the what? Sorry, it sounded like a joke! How do I?
     
  4. RootbeaR

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    Sounds like it was a trial version.

    Open Office is free and is very similar.
    http://www.openoffice.org/

    You can download it and try using it to open the old word files.

    If they are files you use on other PCs' as well, the files can be saved in MS format.

    Edit: The product key usually comes in the PC box on a square piece of paper proclaiming "IMPORTANT. DO NOT DISCARD."
     
  5. nintendo9231889

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    That seems really strange that your computer would come with trial software.

    You can use this to find your keys, if there are any on your computer:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=magical+jellybean

    If you want an online word processor, there's zoho writer and also google docs.
    I don't think either supports opening word 2007 files, though.
     
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