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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-01-2018, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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I have a super super old version of MS Office. This morning MS is prompting me to activate it, but I have used it for years and years. I bought it myself, not handed down. So I went ahead and entered the key and MS rejected it! It is MS Office XP and it has worked fine forever until today. I run Windows 7 Professional. Anyway, do I need an updated version now?
And if so, I only need Word. No use for anything else, except Publisher maybe once in a blue moon if that. I can't find anywhere that would sell just Word.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-01-2018, 12:03 PM
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So, are you running Word on your Versys? your instrument screen must be really weird looking right now...
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I just bought the 2016 version on Amazon. I guess I got my $$'s worth out of the old version.

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I have a super super old version of MS Office. This morning MS is prompting me to activate it, but I have used it for years and years. I bought it myself, not handed down. So I went ahead and entered the key and MS rejected it! It is MS Office XP and it has worked fine forever until today. I run Windows 7 Professional. Anyway, do I need an updated version now?
And if so, I only need Word. No use for anything else, except Publisher maybe once in a blue moon if that. I can't find anywhere that would sell just Word.
Delete Microsoft Office. Download Libre Office from the Document Foundation instead. It's freeware, works like office and will do all that office will do, and well, it's free.

https://www.libreoffice.org/

Also install Windows 10 Home as it is supported and you will be less likely to suffer viruses and other issues. It is also free (without extra features, if you do not register it).
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you could contact Microsoft {shiver} and have them reisssue a new code for you. I've done it in the past. the only problem is, prepare to spend all afternoon on that single task...
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Thanks. I got set back up with Office '16 for about $129. Did not include Outlook, which is good. Less is more.

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