how to activate a trial Office program installed in a newly purchase laptop

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by bforgard, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. bforgard

    bforgard MDL Novice

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    Hello all.. hopefully someone could help me. I just purchased a laptop with windows 10 in it. It includes some Microsoft office software. as far as I can tell its just the basic version, Home, publisher, powerpoint, outlook. It all says 2016 next the file name..

    Does anyone have a simple trick to activate it?

    thanks
     
  2. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Purchase a license.
     
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  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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  4. bforgard

    bforgard MDL Novice

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    thanks Enthousiast for the very HELPFUL response. All of this is very overwhelming to me so I am trying to learn as I figure this out. What is a VL Edition? ( I am a SUPER NEWB at all of this)
     
  5. bforgard

    bforgard MDL Novice

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    ok I know what VL is. Volume Licensing .. LOL ok I am still lost but I am reading the other threads furiously..

    I personally don't care if I get 2016 or 2013.. All I really want is word, outlook and powerpoint. whatever package comes with that and not too many extras would be fine... I will keep reading to figure this all out.
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Afaik only Pro and Pro Plus offer outlook.
     
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