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Author Topic: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key  (Read 10477 times)

renluop

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Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« on: June 15, 2011, 08:27:03 PM »

After my Factory reset of my Dell Inspiron desktop, that has a recovery partition but no installation CDs, I need to enter the Office program's product key.

Nowhere can I find that in the documentation sent me on purchase of the system.

Before I with heavy heart get on to Dell, has anyone ideas, where I might find the info, or ways to recover the key?

I have downloaded a number of programs, but they all have the dishonest American fault of appearing free, but actually being demos, giving only partial keys. ::)

Thanks folk :) :-[
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HPsauce

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Re: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 08:30:56 PM »

You will have been provided the key on a separate card when the system was delivered.
It will also have said very clearly - keep this safe.

If you've lost it that's pretty much it I'm afraid.  :'(
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renluop

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Re: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 11:26:06 PM »

TBH I'm as sure as dammit, there wasn't one!

Anyone describe it.. colour size?

Are Windows 7 Product keys in the same format as Office..5 blocks of 5?
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Re: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 09:21:47 AM »

Are Windows 7 Product keys in the same format as Office..5 blocks of 5?

I think they are.

You could have viewed the key before you did the restore.
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

There are other sites that also let you do the same thing.
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

It will not help you but others may like to get the info for their systems for future reference.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2011, 09:28:41 AM by BritBrat »
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HPsauce

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Re: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 09:55:19 AM »

TBH I'm as sure as dammit, there wasn't one!
Sure as hell must have been, and it must have been typed in as well, otherwise Office would only work 25 times.
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renluop

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Re: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 10:01:14 AM »

Have to get in to those Crooks' and Grannies' hiding places! But I don't believe that any company could be infallible ;D
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Re: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 10:30:39 AM »

Sounds like OpenOffice might be the way to go.
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BritBrat

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Re: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2011, 11:02:08 AM »

Try contacting Microsoft as you may get lucky.

Also maybe the Del OEM Office all have the same key, try a Google search and try a few.

Are there any stickers on the computer case?

What Model is your computer?

EDIT:

Never mind Dell Inspiron
« Last Edit: June 16, 2011, 11:12:28 AM by BritBrat »
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Re: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2011, 02:16:33 PM »

Have to get in to those Crooks' and Grannies' hiding places! But I don't believe that any company could be infallible ;D
So that's where I've been going wrong all these years -- I've been checking the Crooks and Nannies . . . ::)
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Re: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2011, 03:59:31 PM »

Sounds like OpenOffice might be the way to go.

I thought of that. That's from Ability is it not?  Tried to install it, at least as a temporary measure, but "Error 1606. Could not access network location" is reported ( as it was with another program installation last evening). Tried Miscrsoft Fixit and the auto fix doesn't work. Looked at manual fix, but as first reg key varied from what ny computer showed hesitated to alter key, not being sure that Fixit version I'd downloaded was meant for Win 7 64 bit.

And is it known that OO also is compatible?

Try contacting Microsoft as you may get lucky.

Also maybe the Del OEM Office all have the same key, try a Google search and try a few.

Are there any stickers on the computer case?

I never thought of one key for all: it seems a long shot.

Stcikers, yes, but only one set that looks like a Product key.
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Re: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2011, 06:21:48 PM »

It will not be one Key for all, well not as far as I know.

Just thought there may be a Office one on the case as well as the opreating system key.

Open office is from Sun I think.


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OpenOffice.org originated as StarOffice, an office suite developed by StarDivision and acquired by Sun Microsystems in August 1999.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenOffice.org
« Last Edit: June 16, 2011, 06:25:32 PM by BritBrat »
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Re: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2011, 10:52:43 PM »

it wouldnt have come with a full version of office installed or it'd probaly cost twice as much as it did originally ...

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Re: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2011, 08:52:33 AM »

with a full version of office installed or it'd probaly cost twice as much
Not really, the OEM versions, tied to a particular machine are significantly cheaper.
Dell for example did a basic business edition (not sure of the exact name) that included Outlook, Word & Excel (possibly more) for about 100.
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Re: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2011, 11:03:12 AM »

Do they still do the cheap educational version.

Quick Google result:

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The Ultimate Steal offer
The Ultimate Steal offer Students with a [.ac.uk] email address can purchase Microsoft Office Ultimate for just 38.95.

Microsoft Office Ultimate for just 38.95

Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus 37.89
software4students.co.uk


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Re: Dell pre-installed Office 2007 Product Key
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2011, 12:33:03 PM »

yeah .... i did say full version ...

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