M.S.Word 2003 already installed,how can I use, I don't have CD .



olpauly
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
First off, I should say, I'm a newbe, I guess it's called. I know very little
about this PC stuff. I have PC that microsoft word is already installed on,
but it won't let me use. It keeps wanting me to enter 25 digit code number
from CD. I don't have any CD. What is "certificate of authinticity"? Can
someone please help me in dumb peoples terms, that I can understand? Or am I
s.o.l.?

JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
If you have a computer with Word on it, then you should have the CD. The CD
probably came in a sleeve with a sticker that has a 25 digit code. That
sticker is the Certificate of Authenticity - it means you have a legitimate
copy of Word.

If you don't have the disk, my question would be "Why not?" If you just
bought the computer from a retailer, you need to (1) check thru
**everything** and if you are *positive* you don't have the disk, then (2)
go back to that retailer and let them know. They need to correct the
problem. If the computer was given to you or you bought it used, you need to
go back to the person you got it from and ask them for the disk. If they
refuse or they don't have the disk, your only alternative is to buy Word.

I can't answer whether or not you're SOL, that depends on what information
you find out. (Did I answer it in simple enough terms? I tried.)
--
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"olpauly" <olpauly@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D960BDA1-8F67-4C35-A6D3-F0ACA60B8905@microsoft.com...
> First off, I should say, I'm a newbe, I guess it's called. I know very
> little
> about this PC stuff. I have PC that microsoft word is already installed
> on,
> but it won't let me use. It keeps wanting me to enter 25 digit code number
> from CD. I don't have any CD. What is "certificate of authinticity"? Can
> someone please help me in dumb peoples terms, that I can understand? Or am
> I
> s.o.l.?

NoNoBadDog!
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
If Word was on your computer when you bought it, it was a 60 day trial
version. It has expired. You must now purchase Microsoft Office or Word in
order to continue using it. The company that made your computer cannot give
a piece of software that retails for $150 - $300 and still give a you a low
price on the computer.


Bobby


"olpauly" <olpauly@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D960BDA1-8F67-4C35-A6D3-F0ACA60B8905@microsoft.com...
> First off, I should say, I'm a newbe, I guess it's called. I know very
> little
> about this PC stuff. I have PC that microsoft word is already installed
> on,
> but it won't let me use. It keeps wanting me to enter 25 digit code number
> from CD. I don't have any CD. What is "certificate of authinticity"? Can
> someone please help me in dumb peoples terms, that I can understand? Or am
> I
> s.o.l.?

JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
Good catch on that. I'm from the old school - before systems came with trial
versions of Word, etc. Unfortunately people do not know to ask what programs
come with their systems. Can you imagine what we'd get if we bought cars or
homes with the same lack of information?

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"NoNoBadDog!" <mypants_bjsledgeATpixi.com> wrote in message
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> If Word was on your computer when you bought it, it was a 60 day trial
> version. It has expired. You must now purchase Microsoft Office or Word
> in order to continue using it. The company that made your computer cannot
> give a piece of software that retails for $150 - $300 and still give a you
> a low price on the computer.
>
>
> Bobby
>
>
> "olpauly" <olpauly@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D960BDA1-8F67-4C35-A6D3-F0ACA60B8905@microsoft.com...
>> First off, I should say, I'm a newbe, I guess it's called. I know very
>> little
>> about this PC stuff. I have PC that microsoft word is already installed
>> on,
>> but it won't let me use. It keeps wanting me to enter 25 digit code
>> number
>> from CD. I don't have any CD. What is "certificate of authinticity"? Can
>> someone please help me in dumb peoples terms, that I can understand? Or
>> am I
>> s.o.l.?
>
>

olpauly
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
I just wanted to give a word of thanks, for giving me a clue, of what to do.
Thank You Very Much. As I stated, with my question post, I'm very new at this
PC stuff. That's why I was asking for help that a dumb person could
understand.
Again, Thanks

"NoNoBadDog!" wrote:

> If Word was on your computer when you bought it, it was a 60 day trial
> version. It has expired. You must now purchase Microsoft Office or Word in
> order to continue using it. The company that made your computer cannot give
> a piece of software that retails for $150 - $300 and still give a you a low
> price on the computer.
>
>
> Bobby
>
>
> "olpauly" <olpauly@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D960BDA1-8F67-4C35-A6D3-F0ACA60B8905@microsoft.com...
> > First off, I should say, I'm a newbe, I guess it's called. I know very
> > little
> > about this PC stuff. I have PC that microsoft word is already installed
> > on,
> > but it won't let me use. It keeps wanting me to enter 25 digit code number
> > from CD. I don't have any CD. What is "certificate of authinticity"? Can
> > someone please help me in dumb peoples terms, that I can understand? Or am
> > I
> > s.o.l.?
>
>
>

Amedee Van Gasse
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
olpauly shared this with us in microsoft.public.word.newusers:

> I just wanted to give a word of thanks, for giving me a clue, of what
> to do. Thank You Very Much. As I stated, with my question post, I'm
> very new at this PC stuff. That's why I was asking for help that a
> dumb person could understand.
> Again, Thanks

Asking the right questions is not dumb. The really dumb thing would be
to ask nothing.
And saying thank you afterwards is also smart. It's an incentive for
the person who helped you to help you again in the future.

--
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olpauly
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
This is ment for Amedee Van Gasse,
I personally want to Thank You also, for the advise that you took the time
to share with me. Thank You. I am old, but I'm not to old to learn.

"Amedee Van Gasse" wrote:

> olpauly shared this with us in microsoft.public.word.newusers:
>
> > I just wanted to give a word of thanks, for giving me a clue, of what
> > to do. Thank You Very Much. As I stated, with my question post, I'm
> > very new at this PC stuff. That's why I was asking for help that a
> > dumb person could understand.
> > Again, Thanks
>
> Asking the right questions is not dumb. The really dumb thing would be
> to ask nothing.
> And saying thank you afterwards is also smart. It's an incentive for
> the person who helped you to help you again in the future.
>
> --
> Amedee Van Gasse using XanaNews 1.17.4.1
> If it has an "X" in the name, it must be Linux?
>
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> How to Report Bugs Effectively
> http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html
> Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no" as the
> answer.
> http://homepages.tesco.net/~J.deBoynePollard/FGA/questions-with-yes-or-n
> o-answers.html
>


M.S.Word 2003 already installed,how can I use, I don't have CD .