06-12-2008 06:00 PM
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08-17-2008 02:39 PM
RebelS122:When I first began to use Office, it asked me for my 25-character Product Key, which it said could be on the bottom of my computer. However, when I entered this key, it tells me that the key is invalid.
I have the same problem with this Trial of Office 2007 on my new Y510. The Product Key furnished with the CD is invalid, according to the Microsoft Office Activation Wizard. So I bought and installed a student version of Office 07. However the Office Activation Wizard continues to pop up and demand the Product Key, which it still reports as invalid, and then threatens to shut down the application (Word) after the trial (16 more uses.)
I've uninstalled this Office Activation Wizard from the Control Panel/Programs, however it continues to pop up when starting any Office application.
I believe there's a way to remove this Office Activation Wizard, but it may require removing the key from the registry. However, I'm new to Vista and not sure how to do that. I'll keep searching and post my findings here.
08-17-2008 05:15 PM
mikiesoft, the Office activation wizard didn't give me any trouble after I uninstalled the trial version that came with the laptop then a fresh install of Office. Perhaps you could try that.
RebelS122, it doesn't really make sense for Lenovo to bundle a $400 suite of software with a $600 laptop, does it? There are also many free alternatives to the MS Office suite (openoffice.org for example). So you could use one of those should you choose not to purchase a retail version of Office.
09-20-2008 11:26 PM
09-21-2008 06:34 AM
I'm having this problem, too. I was aware that the Office I had was a trial version, but it says 60 days. I haven't had my laptop for 60 days yet, and I'm not sure what to do since every time I enter the product key I'm told that I'm wrong. I'm pissed off, too, because I'm in grad school have have papers to write. grr.
I'd also like to know--is Office 2003 compatible with Vista?
09-21-2008 09:05 AM
As has been pointed out in previous posts on this thread, the Office package that came with your laptop is a "demo" that you need to buy if you want to use it.
That does not mean that folks out there who purchased a laptop for writing papers and doing homework are out of luck, though.
You can download the complete Openoffice.org package that is virtually the same as Microsoft Office!
It loads Office data formats - documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc., plus a lot of older file formats, too.
I just finished sucessfully installing it on my Y510.
Go to openoffice.org to download a copy. Hopefully, you are not on a dialup connection - it is a BIG download!
If you want Office but don't want to pay the full price, do as several others on this thread have suggested. Buy the student version from your local school bookstore. There are two things you need to know about doing this, though.
You NEED to be an enrolled student at that school/college/university.
You will NOT get any documentation - only the software comes with the student version!
I hope that this helps!