Solved I got this Office Standard 2010 app disk from my brother and

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June 4, 2013 at 20:50:15
Specs: Windows 7 Pro, Intel R Core; 2 Duo CPUl 4.0 GN; 64 bits
installed it in my computer. However, the app wont activate and is asking for a new Product
Key which I do not have other than the original P Key I installed.

How do I activate this app?


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#1
June 4, 2013 at 22:57:12
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If the key you have has already been used then you need to purchase a new key - essentially a new copy of Office. Most versions of 2010 will let you install on up to 3 computers, though some OEM versions only allowed one install, so if the key has already been used up to its maximum number then there is no legal way around it. There are a number of free alternatives to Office that you can try - OpenOffice, LibreOffice or Kingsoft Office

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#2
June 5, 2013 at 16:45:32
Thanks JohnR. This app only allows 1 Product Key Code. I'm a goner on this one. Have to think about Office 2013.

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#3
June 5, 2013 at 22:40:13
Give the free options a go anyway, you can easily uninstall if you don't get on with them. One of the things I object to about Office 2013 is that you can only get it as a download - you install a small part of the program initially and it then downloads the rest on an 'as needed' basis - great unless you happen to be out of a wifi area when you need to do something different.

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#4
June 6, 2013 at 15:47:40
"One of the things I object to about Office 2013 is that you can only get it as a download"

Quite so, and unlike previous versions, it's tied to one computer unless you can persuade Microsoft to allow you to transfer it.


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#5
June 6, 2013 at 18:38:40
re: "you install a small part of the program initially and it then downloads the rest on an 'as needed' basis"

Perhaps it works differently with the HUP (Home Use Program) that I used through my company, but I purchased 2013 as download ($9.95!) and the download was the complete office suite. In addition, I can purchase a back-up DVD for something like $10.95 if I want it.

I got the same deal for Office 2010 a few years back.

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#6
June 6, 2013 at 22:28:41
I didn't know about the back-up DVD, I suspect that's a US-only thing at the moment.

Microsoft have relented about being tied to one machine, as with previous versions you can transfer a retail (non OEM or corporate) version as long as it is uninstalled from the original machine and as long as 90 days have passed between transfers.

The download bit is also somewhat like previous versions - you get the complete suite listed as available and the basic programs are ready to go, but when you choose something you haven't used before it will download the additional requirements first.

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#7
June 7, 2013 at 04:50:20
As I said, it may also be a feature of the HUP offered through certain companies.

Since I've never had to purchase a retail copy of Office, I may be experiencing something different than others. I don't recall my software going back out on the web whenever I tried a new feature, but I could be wrong. I can't test it right now...maybe tonight.

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