Installing Microsoft Office 2008 Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cmoe, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. cmoe macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2009
    I just got a copy, with multiple licenses from work of Microsoft 2008, since my new MacBook Pro didn't have only had the trial version. I Installed it the other day, but every time I click to open anything up, it comes up with the free trial version and asks me to put in a product key, or buy one.

    Does anyone know what this means? Forgive me, but I'm not a big computer person, so I'm a little lost.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. YMark macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2008
    What is so confusing? Enter a valid product key (usually located on the DVD or on the box), or continue using the version as a trial. This will eventually expire.
  3. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009

    yes you need to enter the product key from the CD you used to install the software...
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    Why not just delete the trial version and install the new one.
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    If all the license keys have been registered from that set of CDs, then you're out of luck. You'll need to buy your own license, and discs. It might not be totally legal anyway, unless your computer is only used for work. When you get yours, read the license agreement rather than just clicking the button that says you read it.
  6. cmoe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2009
    Thanks For all the replies. Can someone let me know how to remove the whole trial version? I think if I remove it, the other disk I have may work.
  7. Francois4256 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2009
    If the trial is anything like the actual version, you should have a Microsoft Office 2008 folder in the applications folder and in that folder you'll see additional tools and in there is the Remove Office folder with the remove office program..

    Hope this helps...


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  8. cmoe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2009
    Thanks for the help! I finally got it to work.

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