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    Default Where did Lenovo put the product key for MS Office?

    A friend of mine just recently got a Lenovo Thinkpad R61i, and it has Microsoft Office installed. The problem is, it needs to be activated with the Product Key. Lenovo sent no CD or packaging with the product key on it; the program came pre-installed.

    I'm sure someone else has been in this exact same situation.

    Please share where you got the Product Key. Did you call Lenovo, Microsoft or something?

    Please help!
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    Default Re: Where did Lenovo put the product key for MS Office?

    Maybe it was a 30 or 60 day trial edition?
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    Default Re: Where did Lenovo put the product key for MS Office?

    Did he order MS Office with the computer? I'm guessing it'd probably be some sort of physical certificate of authenticity that came inside the box.

    But most of the time, they just come pre-loaded as a demo. As a result, you'd need to go out and purchase a copy, then input the serial key.
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    Default Re: Where did Lenovo put the product key for MS Office?

    It most likely is a 60-day trial. That's what my copy was.

    If you didn't select the option to purchase a copy when configuring the notebook, you won't have a key.

    Same situation if he bought it in-store.
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    Default Re: Where did Lenovo put the product key for MS Office?

    Its a trail version. Its better that she purchase the suite through retail anyway.
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    Default Re: Where did Lenovo put the product key for MS Office?

    She bought it (the laptop) off of Newegg.com, and I'm pretty sure it's not a trial version.

    However, on the desktop, there is an icon that says 60 day trial, but if you click on it, it gives you the option of getting a free trial key, or of inputing a licensed key. The program doesn't act like any trial version I've seen - it doesn't say trial version when you start it up...

    She can't find it (the product key) in the packaging or anything.

    Do you usually get a CD if you have the full version?
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    Default Re: Where did Lenovo put the product key for MS Office?

    When I purchased my T61 w/ Office 2007 SBE, Lenovo sent me a disc with a product key on the packaging. I used that key to activate the pre-installed trial version.

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    Default Re: Where did Lenovo put the product key for MS Office?

    I don't think ANY of the TopSellers (available from Resellers) have MS Office included other than the trial version. Pretty sure this is a CTO option only. I ordered Office Pro with my T61p and it came with a separate OEM disk and key. The trial version was installed on the hard drive.
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    Default Re: Where did Lenovo put the product key for MS Office?

    "The program doesn't act like any trial version I've seen - it doesn't say trial version when you start it up..."

    It is a trial version.

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    Default Re: Where did Lenovo put the product key for MS Office?

    As LaptopGuru said, ordering a copy of 2007 is probably a CTO option only.
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