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Windows 7: Microsoft License Expired and can't open documents!!!

03 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Microsoft License Expired and can't open documents!!!

Every time I try to open a document or Excel I get a pop up that my
"Microsoft Home and Student 2010 Trial has ended"
and goes on to request that I upgrade. The lowest cost upgrade is Euro99 ! Considering that I am now 66 and have little requirement for setting up further documents at present and only need to open or source 3 or 4 at most, this is an expense I don't need.
First of all I did not enter into a 'Trial' so maybe it got downloaded 'hidden' or 'not obvious' in another download. The documents and one Excel spread sheet that I require to open and update were set up in 2009 and I have been able to access them without problem up to a couple of weeks ago.
I bought a new computer in January 2012 - therefore it doesn't look like it was a trial that came with the computer - being now 16 months old?
I have tried to open these documents with every other option available but none are successful. Neither does it let me copy or carry out any other function other than 'Open'
Anyone got a solution?

Thank you for your time and help....................

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03 May 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Cheeki and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think the best thing you can do is download and install LibreOffice. It is 100% free and will open Microsoft Office documents unless they are encrypted with a password. You can get it here.LibreOffice 4 is here!
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04 May 2013   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Or upload your documents to Skydrive and open then with web based versions of Word and Excel for FREE.
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05 May 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The only problem with that is the limited nature of the free ones. You should be able to open them but many features will be missing.
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05 May 2013   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
The only problem with that is the limited nature of the free ones. You should be able to open them but many features will be missing.
Well sure. But judging from the OPs request it sounds like he doesn't have much need for anything fancy or all of the features. Just the ability to view and edit them from time to time which the free ones will do.
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