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Microsft Office failed validation

RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
edited October 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
So this laptop I am on, it failed validation. I am now in the position of not having word processing software.

So do I have to buy a copy and download it after uninstalling my old one or can I buy a copy and validate the old edition?

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    corky842corky842 Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Unless you have to use MS Wprd, there are free alternatives.

    AbiWord, a lightweight word processor.
    LibreOffice, a fork of OpenOffice created after Oracle took over.

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    EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Was this a copy that came with the laptop or something?

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    AriviaArivia I Like A Challenge Earth-1Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    If it came with your laptop (you believe it's legal) and it just failed validation for some weird-ass reason, you can call up Microsoft and they can validate you over the phone.

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    RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Microsoft products fail automatic validation all the time. Just call the telephone activation toll-free and go through it there (assuming you have a legit copy, otherwise go buy a legit copy).

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    OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    corky842 wrote: »
    LibreOffice, a fork of OpenOffice created after Oracle took over.

    What are the differences between this and what you can download from openoffice.org? The FAQ is not even slightly clear on this point.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I had a Dell just the other day that Office had trouble validating on. I think part of it is MS's Firefox validation plugin may very well be a piece of shit. Are you using FF as your browser or IE? I had go through all sorts of convolutions to get it to actually download, install, run, and validate.

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    ashridahashridah Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    If you're in a hurry, any word documents you use can be opened easily enough on office live.

    If you do infact own a legitimate copy of office, just call them up and sort out the activation issues. If you don't, it's not actually all that expensive for non-commercial purposes (read: student/home usage)

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