I ask because I would have thought the Product Key would have cost the same on it's own as with the DVD. The cost of the DVD is negligible except may be postage and shipping.
If this is available from Microsoft then they should have full instructions for using their key.
I bought a new PC a couple of months ago and have been using Office Home and Student 2007 trial version. It is now expired. I would like to continue with this version. I realized I can convert to the full version for $149. However, is it too late for me to purchase a product key for the download, or should I have done that when I bought the PC? If I purchase the product key (at a much lower cost than the DVDs). I really don't need to install Office on my desktop, though it has 2003, but I don't use it much for any type of productivity.
If I go to a 3rd party (such as Amazon) and purchase the DVDs, rather than convert online, should I uninstall the whole trial version before I do a full install? What will happen to my e-mail program?
Thanks for all the help.