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      10-08-2007, 03:23 PM   #1
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OT: MS Word not working?

i bought a new laptop in june, im sure some of you wi'' remember that i have a few 'ettering prob'ems with it a whi'e ago, but thats all sorted now

but i cant use word, can open it up and see documents, but cant type or edit anything?

it does ask me to register it, and i never have done, could it be that it wont let me till i registered?
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      10-08-2007, 03:34 PM   #2
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why dont u register it and see????
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      10-08-2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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If you don't register then it drops functions after 30 days or so.

It then keeps dropping bits until you get fed up.
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PS -

Or at least the licence agreement
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      10-08-2007, 03:56 PM   #5
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??

i dont have anything as my mother threw away the box which had seriel numbers on

argh
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Is the microsoft office serial number stuck on the bottom of the laptop?
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      10-08-2007, 04:25 PM   #7
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ooh, oops... ill check tomo to see if it works

i owe you a if it works
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If your stuck I think I have a few spare copies of office sitting about somewhere - you can have a go with the serial numbers.

Or there is always BitTorrent .........
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      10-08-2007, 06:27 PM   #9
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Word and windows becomes unusable when you browse too much pr0n. It was a safety measure to prevent you damaging the PC.
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Might sound ibviouis but are you sure it wasn't a trial version? I.e. Did you pay extra for word and install it ? Lots of PCs and laptops come with a 60 (or however many) day trial of office after which you have to cough up the spondoolics/pocket money for the full version
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Might sound ibviouis but are you sure it wasn't a trial version? I.e. Did you pay extra for word and install it ? Lots of PCs and laptops come with a 60 (or however many) day trial of office after which you have to cough up the spondoolics/pocket money for the full version
nah, it still starts up, just cant do anything, cost nearly a Grand should have everything!
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Carlos, maybe that's what trial versions do? Just cos it cost a grand doesn't mean it should have everything - does it have a blue ray player? Doubt it!
Did you pay the company for office is what it comes down to - if you didn't pay them for it specifically, I doubt they included it for free....
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nah, it still starts up, just cant do anything, cost nearly a Grand should have everything!

I remember paying about 6k each for some laptops about 10 years ago. And they didn't come with Office.

The prices for useable laptops now are cheaper than Office was alone a few years ago ...

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i bought a new laptop in june, im sure some of you wi'' remember that i have a few 'ettering prob'ems with it a whi'e ago, but thats all sorted now

but i cant use word, can open it up and see documents, but cant type or edit anything?

it does ask me to register it, and i never have done, could it be that it wont let me till i registered?
any help
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Sounds like you will have to pay for it or download the 'special' version.
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Or uninstall it and download the free openoffice:

http://www.openoffice.org/
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Yeah I find the 'Special' version of office works just fine
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Yeah I find the 'Special' version of office works just fine
Me too ..
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