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Hi I recently lost Microsoft Office as I reformatted my disk drive. As my school is part of the Microsoft Office Specialist program, every member of the school had a free code to activate Office. However it seems I can't redownload it using the link, since the download was only valid for 30 days.

 

Now I'm stuck. I rely a lot on Microsoft Word so I really need to find a free version. Not cracked, not a trial, simply a free, legal copy of Word 2010/13. I am aware of other programs such as Open Office however all my past files are Word documents and can't be opened on other programs.

 

I remember on an older laptop it came with a free version of Office, which contained Word and Publisher. I'm curious if there is any way of getting another one?

 

Thank you!


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Ever heared of Open Office? It's free and is a cloned copy of Microsoft Office (Excell, Presentation, Spreadsheet, etc.) I lost mine in a similar fashion sometime ago. AT $145.00 to replace it new, I said "no way". I've been using Open Office (my Articles, etc.) for several years. NEVER had a problem.? You can find it anywhere in The World (don't have the direct link). Maybe that will help?

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I am aware of other programs such as Open Office however all my past files are Word documents and can't be opened on other

 

I was hoping I wouldn't have to resort to it. I'll ask the IT teacher Monday, see what I can do.


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I don't know how this was setup, or how you really activated this. but perhaps you can just log in with your school email (supposing you have one?) and try again? Normally Microsoft give you about four copies in case this exact things happens. You will of course need the installer though.

 

Also, was it Office 365, or the standard office?

 

** Moved to computer support. If it becomes increasingly off-topic or less computer related, it will be moved back **


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That's what I was thinking but when I look at my owned products nothing is there. I swear, I should have 3 left.

 

It's Office 365


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You'll have to use a specific download link to get the installer, otherwise it will not work regardless. Or, use the installer you already downloaded.

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I just tried to take another look but to my frustration, Microsoft's login page simply won't load. I tried to login to Office 365 but I continue to get redirected to a page that won't load. I cleared my whole browser and tried a different one but they all did the same. I'm sure that if I can login I'll remember what to do.

 

It seems the internet in general is being slow. Everyone I have spoken to has noticed this. Programs such as Skype are struggling to even send a text message.


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I have also noticed this, I just thought it was my terrible connection being slow once again, but clearly there is a more underlying problem, at least for the moment.


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I managed to get in touch with the company providing me with the account and password etc and got back into my account. I have re-downloaded Office 365 :D


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