Problems with Word on a newer computer.

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

jenn31708

Thread Starter
Joined
Jul 15, 2007
Messages
66
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?
 
Joined
Dec 8, 2006
Messages
4,469
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?
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."
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Members online

Top