Upgrading MS Office 2003 Trial Edition.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Nowt, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. Nowt

    Nowt Guest

    My Microsoft Office 2003 60 day trial has expired. I am based in the
    UK. The "buy key online" button fails to work as the website URL does
    not seem to exist.

    I really do not want to have to pay hundreds of pounds for an upgrade,
    and really all I need is Word, not the other programs.

    Does anyone know of a LEGAL way of acquiring an upgrade whether on CD or
    just the product key, at a reasonable affordable price?

    As mentioned, I am in the UK, but can obviously buy online from anywhere
    reputable.

    Thanks.
     
    Nowt, Jun 3, 2005
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  2. Nowt

    MJP Guest

    "Nowt" <> wrote in message
    news:mv%ne.5198$...
    > My Microsoft Office 2003 60 day trial has expired. I am based in the UK.
    > The "buy key online" button fails to work as the website URL does not seem
    > to exist.
    >
    > I really do not want to have to pay hundreds of pounds for an upgrade, and
    > really all I need is Word, not the other programs.
    >
    > Does anyone know of a LEGAL way of acquiring an upgrade whether on CD or
    > just the product key, at a reasonable affordable price?
    >
    > As mentioned, I am in the UK, but can obviously buy online from anywhere
    > reputable.
    >
    > Thanks.


    If you only need MS word, probably the cheapest option is to buy one of the
    versions of MSWORKS that incorporates MS word as the word processor

    MJP
     
    MJP, Jun 3, 2005
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  3. Nowt

    Vanguard Guest

    "Nowt" <> wrote in message
    news:mv%ne.5198$...
    > My Microsoft Office 2003 60 day trial has expired. I am based in the
    > UK. The "buy key online" button fails to work as the website URL does
    > not seem to exist.


    And the URL to that web page with the, ahem, "upgrade" button is what?

    > I really do not want to have to pay hundreds of pounds for an upgrade,
    > and really all I need is Word, not the other programs.


    If you don't have a legal retail or OEM version of Office, you really
    think you can "upgade" a *TRIAL* version? You don't have a version that
    can be upgraded! Upgrading means somewhere along the chain of versions
    for the product that you actually have a *full* version (retail or OEM)
    of that product.

    > Does anyone know of a LEGAL way of acquiring an upgrade whether on CD
    > or just the product key, at a reasonable affordable price?


    Yeah. BUY IT! From http://www.microsoft.com/office/faq.mspx, "What
    happens when the trial period expires? When the trial period expires,
    the product will go into reduced functionality mode. After the trial
    period expiration occurs, you can convert the trial software into
    perpetual use without removing or reinstalling software on your
    computer. Simply obtain the product at any retailer and enter the valid
    product key when prompted during setup."

    > As mentioned, I am in the UK, but can obviously buy online from
    > anywhere reputable.


    Don't know where you are getting your pricing. For the price of MS Word
    2003 retail, you can get Office 2003 OEM (go visit newegg.com), and the
    cost for either is not hundreds of pounds (not even one hundred pounds).
    All you might need is the Word included in MS Works which is $20 USD
    (~£12) for the OEM version. Of course, you need to find an online
    vendor in your country to eliminate high shipping costs.

    If you want to go free office suite, try Open Office (openoffice.org).
    Office 2002/XP was the last version that I'll spend any on and I'll just
    go with Open Office for my personal choice (my company has there own
    reasons for going with Microsoft products, mostly due to training and
    expertise of their help desk).
     
    Vanguard, Jun 3, 2005
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  4. Nowt

    MrGrumpy Guest

    Uninstall trial version - its no use to you
    Buy a version of Works that includes Word
    ebay / amazon or any online retailer
    or www.openoffice.org its free

    "Nowt" <> wrote in message
    news:mv%ne.5198$...
    > My Microsoft Office 2003 60 day trial has expired. I am based in the
    > UK. The "buy key online" button fails to work as the website URL does
    > not seem to exist.
    >
    > I really do not want to have to pay hundreds of pounds for an upgrade,
    > and really all I need is Word, not the other programs.
    >
    > Does anyone know of a LEGAL way of acquiring an upgrade whether on CD or
    > just the product key, at a reasonable affordable price?
    >
    > As mentioned, I am in the UK, but can obviously buy online from anywhere
    > reputable.
    >
    > Thanks.
     
    MrGrumpy, Jun 3, 2005
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  5. Nowt

    Scraggy Guest

    Nowt wrote:
    > My Microsoft Office 2003 60 day trial has expired. I am based in the
    > UK. The "buy key online" button fails to work as the website URL does
    > not seem to exist.
    >
    > I really do not want to have to pay hundreds of pounds for an upgrade,
    > and really all I need is Word, not the other programs.
    >
    > Does anyone know of a LEGAL way of acquiring an upgrade whether on CD
    > or just the product key, at a reasonable affordable price?
    >
    > As mentioned, I am in the UK, but can obviously buy online from
    > anywhere reputable.
    >
    > Thanks.


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=80007&item=7160640548&rd=1

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=41857&item=7159929265&rd=1

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=80007&item=7160373653&rd=1

    --
    You get the idea?
     
    Scraggy, Jun 3, 2005
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  6. Nowt

    NotMe Guest

    Nowt wrote:
    > My Microsoft Office 2003 60 day trial has expired. I am based in the
    > UK. The "buy key online" button fails to work as the website URL does
    > not seem to exist.
    >
    > I really do not want to have to pay hundreds of pounds for an upgrade,
    > and really all I need is Word, not the other programs.
    >
    > Does anyone know of a LEGAL way of acquiring an upgrade whether on CD or
    > just the product key, at a reasonable affordable price?
    >
    > As mentioned, I am in the UK, but can obviously buy online from anywhere
    > reputable.
    >
    > Thanks.



    Have you thought of open source instead? I've been happy with
    OpenOffice - http://www.openoffice.org/

    NotMe
     
    NotMe, Jun 4, 2005
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