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    Activation message for Windows 10

    I was able to download the free version of Windows 10 that expired in July. However, I have just opened an Excel worksheet and the following message has popped up on my screen:-

    Microsoft Office Activation Wizard

    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010

    Activation Wizard

    This copy of Microsoft Office is not activated.

    You have 29 days left to activate. Ensure you are connected to your corporate network to enable activation. Your system administrator can help.

    Learn more about how to activate this Office product (link)

    I've clicked on the link but there is a lot of information there - does anybody know why this message has come up and if it is genuine? Also, has anybody else got this message since downloading the free version of Windows 10 that was available for people who had an earlier version of Windows? Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

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    The office that is 'Free' through Windows 10 is just a document viewer on anything that has a screen larger than 10.1 inches. You have to pay for a office 365 subscription if you want the full version.

    nipstyler

    The office that is 'Free' through Windows 10 is just a document viewer on … The office that is 'Free' through Windows 10 is just a document viewer on anything that has a screen larger than 10.1 inches. You have to pay for a office 365 subscription if you want the full version.


    nipstyler is correct - Windows and Office are two separate softwares so while you get a free version of Windows 10 you have to pay for the Office application. There are free options for Office replacement like Libre Office, Google Sheets / Documents and OpenOffice if needed...

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    nipstyler

    The office that is 'Free' through Windows 10 is just a document viewer on … The office that is 'Free' through Windows 10 is just a document viewer on anything that has a screen larger than 10.1 inches. You have to pay for a office 365 subscription if you want the full version.



    I bought my computer from a shop on eBay - it said that it came supplied with Microsoft Office (been using it for over a year now). So, are you saying that by accepting the free Windows 10 upgrade offer, I now no longer have the full version of Microsoft Office that came with my PC - and have to pay out again for it? Thank you.

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    Marv_UK_

    nipstyler is correct - Windows and Office are two separate softwares so … nipstyler is correct - Windows and Office are two separate softwares so while you get a free version of Windows 10 you have to pay for the Office application. There are free options for Office replacement like Libre Office, Google Sheets / Documents and OpenOffice if needed...



    I've just had a look and I have the version of Microsoft Office 2010 installed on my machine - with Excel 2010 as well. I know it is working because my daughter has been using it for her college work. However, does it mean that it will no longer work unless I buy it again - I know that I purchased the Microsoft Office software with my PC over a year ago?

    Have you thought it could have been an illegal office key being used? Yes they work initially but in the end they get blocked when multiple users have that key? Depends on the eBay shop,

    westy125

    Have you thought it could have been an illegal office key being used? … Have you thought it could have been an illegal office key being used? Yes they work initially but in the end they get blocked when multiple users have that key? Depends on the eBay shop,



    ​Sounds bit like the office key that came with your machine has been Blacklisted. Contact the seller, if no joy there contact PayPal
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