but can you explain more?
That MS Office Home and Student 2007 that came pre-installed on the system. Wasn't it activated already?
I bought a new, unused and legitimate copy to use the key to activate MS Office Home and Student 2007 preintalled on the HP DV7 laptop. I wanted to use WORD 2007 immediately so I applied the activation product key to that, which works fine. Just now I wanted to use EXCEL 2007 and was asked to validate the(rest of the)suite by entering my product key which kicked me to a Word document 1 to record the key. N Nothing happened even though I was online.
What concerns me is the burning of a SECOND install of what I think is only an allowable 3 installations if I uninstall the working Word 2007 and the allegedly preloaded Suite 2007 and do a complete install from my unused disk.
Any suggestions as to the best way to proceed without losing a copy I might need later? Brian