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Office standard key for home student trial?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Andi24, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Andi24

    Andi24 Flightless Bird

    We recently purchased a netbook, and we would like to put our Office standard
    2007 on it. The salesman told us we could just input the product key and it
    would unlock it on the netbook. Unfortunately our program is Office
    standard and the trial is for Office Home and Student. Since Standard has
    more than Home and Student I would think it would unlock it but it isnt. Any
    suggestions? We just bought office and we don't want to buy another one.
    Since the netbook doesn't have a CD drive how can we install Office without
    buying it again.
     
  2. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    Andi24,

    You don't have to buy another Office Package but you may have to buy an
    external CD/DVD drive that can be connected via your USB port and this will
    allow you to install your package from the CD (I am assuming you have a CD
    for Office Standard and serial number for it).

    Also, if you have another PC or Laptop with CD drive, then you could copy
    the entire contents of the CD on to a flash drive (some call it pen drive)
    that can be connected via USB port.

    The third alternative is to create a mini network such that CD on another
    machine can be read by your Netbook. I don't recommend this approach
    because you may have to fiddle with firewall and file permissions and this
    could render your system prone to attacks if you forget to put everything
    back to normal.

    hth

    "Andi24" <Andi24@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7F7B11D7-9EB8-40B6-8EC6-3AA579FE6699@microsoft.com...
    > We recently purchased a netbook, and we would like to put our Office
    > standard
    > 2007 on it. The salesman told us we could just input the product key and
    > it
    > would unlock it on the netbook. Unfortunately our program is Office
    > standard and the trial is for Office Home and Student. Since Standard has
    > more than Home and Student I would think it would unlock it but it isnt.
    > Any
    > suggestions? We just bought office and we don't want to buy another one.
    > Since the netbook doesn't have a CD drive how can we install Office
    > without
    > buying it again.
     
  3. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Andi

    You need to uninstall the Trial version along with the Activation Assistant and then
    install your Office Standard

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    Peter

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    "Andi24" <Andi24@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7F7B11D7-9EB8-40B6-8EC6-3AA579FE6699@microsoft.com...
    > We recently purchased a netbook, and we would like to put our Office standard
    > 2007 on it. The salesman told us we could just input the product key and it
    > would unlock it on the netbook. Unfortunately our program is Office
    > standard and the trial is for Office Home and Student. Since Standard has
    > more than Home and Student I would think it would unlock it but it isnt. Any
    > suggestions? We just bought office and we don't want to buy another one.
    > Since the netbook doesn't have a CD drive how can we install Office without
    > buying it again.
     

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