I bought a new laptop with Windows 7. Office 2007 is already installed. When I try to open it, it says I need to enter my product key, but otherwise opens with limited functionality. I don’t have a key. What can I do?
Hello, the reason that your office installation asks you for a license key is because most of the office package installed in a new system are only a trial for a limited number of uses. In order for you to get the full office package you need to buy a license and/or uninstall it when the trial is over. Check your documentation and the specifications for the laptop and it should say that you have the office trial....not a full version. The only times I have seen a full office version is when the client ask for it to be installed when computer is bought. To get the Microsoft answer you can visit the following link:
Now, if you laptop came with a full version of office installed, you can do as the other commenter said and there should be a license key somewhere in the documentation.
exactly! In the last 3 years i bought two laptops and both came with a trial version of the Office and few other triel programs like Norton Security. I usually instantly uninstall them and get free alternatives that you can check out our Best Windows Software page.
pre-installed key can be somewhere on the laptop, check below the battery, check any stickers.or
use a key finder.
I believe that new laptops are typically shipped with the product code for the software inside the paperwork that comes with the computer. I would search through the paperwork and look for the Microsoft license document for the Office software. If you can't find it, I highly suggest you contact the manufacturer, or the retailer where you bought the PC. If it was advertised as coming with Office, you sure should get the license.