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Microsoft Office

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Bullet, 25 Sep 2015.

  1. Bullet

    Bullet Jack Jull

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    Hi all - for the last few years I had a laptop at home with Microsoft Office embedded into it.

    I got a new laptop and naively thought I could use the product key from the first laptop to download and install it on the new laptop.

    I've just found out I can't do this; if Office is bought with a laptop it is embedded and can't be downloaded again.

    Similarly Office 2013 can only be used on one device.

    Office 365 can be used on 5 devices, which is probably why I got confused, since we use that at work.

    Microsoft say 2013 is £70 and O365 is £80 but I really don't need it for much, just household bills and stuff in XL, my CV in Word, nothing in PPT really...

    So I guess my free options are to illegally download a copy somehow or to use Open Office if that still exists, or something similar... anyone got any advice on what to use?

    I won't be doing complex XL tasks at home, I do enough of that at work.
     
  2. Bullet

    Bullet Jack Jull

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    Oh yeah... I also need it for Outlook as I have some huge .pst archive files I want access to...

    Thanks in advance guys
     
  3. Bullet

    Bullet Jack Jull

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    Seems like Google Docs, Open Office, Libre Office are options for XL Word PPT but they don't mention Outlook... why not, is Outlook not part of Office???

    Can I open a pst archive using the native Mail App in Windows 10 I wonder...
     
  4. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Michael Carrick

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    Think you can get freeware to view pst files.
     
  5. rxl

    rxl Willem Korsten

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    open office?
     
  6. uksb

    uksb Jamie Redknapp

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    scaramanga Sonny Walters Staff Member

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    Can't you use up one of your device licenses from work?
     
  8. Trixster

    Trixster Sean Davis

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    If you do go the "iffy" route then at least use a proper MSDN iso to be sure there is no tampering etc..

    download.msdn.microsoft.com/pr/en_office_professional_plus_2010_with_sp1_x86_x64_dvd_730330.iso
    (Getting a key is your own route, plenty of activation options out there.)

    I'd link up 2013 but seems not to be working at moment.
     
  9. P.D.

    P.D. Simon Davies

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    Does your company offer the Microsoft home user programme? If so you can buy the entire suite (including Outlook) for £9.95 and also Visio and Project for an additional £8 or so.

    Ask your HR department or IT people if they have it, I got it from my company and saved me a fortune.

    http://www.microsofthup.com/hupuk/home.aspx?country_id=GB
     
  10. Bullet

    Bullet Jack Jull

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    Thanks, but I left my job yesterday, hence having to find a different solution.
     
  11. Bullet

    Bullet Jack Jull

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    Thank you, feel free to PM me how, what, where etc!
     
  12. Scoopage

    Scoopage Stephen Kelly

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    Trixster Sean Davis

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    Done, just decided to give u my hup key as I am not using,
     
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  14. Bullet

    Bullet Jack Jull

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    Thanks everyone, you are LEGENDS. Great stuff.
     

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