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A good friend of mine's son is a young computer whizz and has sold me his old computer (which is very good, and works fine).

He totally cleaned it up and reinstalled 'a' copy of Windows7. He also took my old computer off me and took some time making it look like mine and transferring all my desktop stuff, as well as all my Pictures, Documents and Outlook folders/emails etc. I basically ended up with a much better computer that looked and acted like my old one :thumbs:

I didn't want a 'hooky' copy of Windows (and he advised me not to anyway) so I actually spent £70 and bought a copy of Windows7 off ebuyer. When it came through the post, I used the product key to register the Windows7 that he'd already installed. It went perfectly smoothly and the computer is still working fine. It's now been about a month.

However...when I open up Outlook now to check my email, a little box pops up telling me I must register my copy of Outlook (the rest of Windows7 still seems fine). I have tried to change the product key to the product key of the Windows I bought, but it won't have it. I now have 3 days before (I should imagine) my Outlook stops working.

So, why did it work with the rest of Windows7, but not the Outlook? And how can I sort this?

The lad has gone away to scratch his head but in the meantime...HELP! :lol:
 
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Where can I find the product key for Outlook in the copy of Windows I bought?
 

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You can't. Outlook isn't part of Windows, unfortunately.

What does come with windows (or at least can be got free) is Windows Mail, but you'll find that none of your old emails are compatible with it, so you won't be able to read them.

It's an absolute pain in the backside.
 
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Where can I find the product key for Outlook in the copy of Windows I bought?
You can't, as has been said you need the MS Office product key, not the Windows product key.
 
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So I need to buy a copy of Microsoft Office and use the product key off that?
 
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Bloody hell, I just looked and MS Office costs more than bloody Windows7! :rolleyes:
 

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Yep, office is not cheap. you could theoretically buy a student and teacher edition which is cheaper. Any kids in your house?

I've taken to using open office, which is free and not bad. DOesn't solve the irritating email compatibility issue though.
 

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Ah, looks like they've changed things for office 2010 - it's 'home and student' now, and not cheaper. Guess they got fed up of people spuriously buying the student version!

Looking at PC World, just to get an idea, why on earth is Word more expensive than the entire Office suite? :confused:
 

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Note: It looks like Office no longer contains Outlook anyway:

Included in this package is Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, and OneNote 2010.
But outlook is also more expensive than office anyway. :rolleyes:
 

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Ah - there you go (sorry for all the posts!)

Only the home and business version contains outlook.
 
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What do you use Outlook for? If it's only e-mail there are free e-mail clients you can use or your mail provider may have a web client. I use a web client for my e-mail.
 

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I've got a genuine copy of office home and student 2007 with a spare licence would the product key for that work ?

If it's a yes I'll PM you the number Max :)
 
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Hmm, I have Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010, so I guess I specifically need a key for that?

Got a lot of emails and stuff I'd like to keep.
 
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Sorry guys, forgot to say thank you for all your helpful replies.
 

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Hmm, I have Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010, so I guess I specifically need a key for that?

Got a lot of emails and stuff I'd like to keep.
How did you get Microsoft office professional plus 2010? It is only available on volume licensing, i.e. site licences for businesses or other organisations.
 
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