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Windows 7: ms office not avtivated

19 Jun 2011   #1
vekpos

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
ms office not avtivated

Hi. I recently tried to created a word document but as soon as I opened the window i got an error saying that microsoft office was not activated and that certain features were disabled.

The activation window contained two options: activate over the phone or activated over the internet. Both options return with the same error saying my copy is not valid.

I called Microsoft Support and they redirected me to omnitech support. the tech told me that I had downloaded malware and that he would be happy to fix my problem for 79.99. He would not actually tell me what was wrong.

I know that my copy is genuine because i bought this computer from a friend and i saw him install windows 7 home premium.

Is there anymore information i need to share?

I'm not an experienced user so if you could break it down barney style I would appreciate it.


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19 Jun 2011   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome Barney

Just because you saw your friend install win7 not does make Word valid as it is a part of MS Office. That needs a seperate install & a Key Code.

You could download Open Office (Freeware) if you do not want to purchase MS Office.
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20 Jun 2011   #3
devenprasad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi vekpos

I agree with what DocBrown says, just because the windows 7 is legit dosent mean that the office suite is, my guess is that microsoft has banned that product key. Your best bet is to either buy microsoft office or like what docbrown said and download open office a free opensource ms office like suite.
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20 Jun 2011   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Or. If you prefer LibreOffice Productivity Suite Download LibreOffice. It is an open source derivative of OpenOffice
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20 Jun 2011   #5
cdmoomaw

Windows 7 Professional x64 + Xubuntu 11.10 + Mac OS X 10.7
 
 

Here is a link to the OpenOffice download page: Download OpenOffice. I highly recommend it. It is compatible with MS Office formats, and has an interface very similar to MS Office 2003.

~ Chris
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20 Jun 2011   #6
cdmoomaw

Windows 7 Professional x64 + Xubuntu 11.10 + Mac OS X 10.7
 
 

Here is a link to the OpenOffice download page: Download OpenOffice. I highly recommend it. It is compatible with MS Office formats, and has an interface very similar to MS Office 2003.

~ Chris
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20 Jun 2011   #7
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cdmoomaw View Post
Here is a link to the OpenOffice download page: Download OpenOffice. I highly recommend it. It is compatible with MS Office formats, and has an interface very similar to MS Office 2003.

~ Chris
Compatible with most MS Office formats but not all its features particularly the newer ones in Office 2010.
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20 Jun 2011   #8
cdmoomaw

Windows 7 Professional x64 + Xubuntu 11.10 + Mac OS X 10.7
 
 

Well, I haven't had all that much experience with Office 2010, but I assume much of this is when using .docx and other newer formats, correct?
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20 Jun 2011   #9
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

OpenOffice and Libreoffice both sort of support docx but not very completely. They both support an "open" docx specification which is similar enough to offer some compatibility.
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20 Jun 2011   #10
cdmoomaw

Windows 7 Professional x64 + Xubuntu 11.10 + Mac OS X 10.7
 
 

Okay, that makes sense. It all depends on what the OP wanted to do anyway.
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