Help me!! Windows office trial has ended but has now deactivated Word on my PC!

(8 Posts)
ChasingSquirrels Mon 25-Nov-13 21:44:06

I had this following a windows update, I had to reset the software that the pc was trying to open certain file types with.
I can't remember how I did it, but I am sure I followed a thread on here found it.
Not sure if it is the same sort of thing, but worth a try.

Paleodad Mon 25-Nov-13 19:59:58

libreoffice is free as well, and opensource.

Ifcatshadthumbs Mon 25-Nov-13 18:18:01

Thanks niceguy2 that looks like a pretty good alternative, buggered if I'm paying Microsofts prices for something that had already come with the computer for free!

niceguy2 Mon 25-Nov-13 17:28:09

Download Kingsoft Office

It's free and so close to Office 2013 that I'm surprised Microsoft haven't sued them into oblivion.

Personally I love it. Use it on all my computers now and you can even get it for Android tablets.

Ifcatshadthumbs Mon 25-Nov-13 17:01:11

Thanks will have to wait til DH is home to know if we have the disc. Word wasn't a trial it's been on the computer since we got it a few years ago, it was just office that I downloaded as a trial.

headlesslambrini Mon 25-Nov-13 16:39:20

can you email the file to yourself and then open it up on another computer - not sure if this will work but it's worth a go.

somewheresomehow Mon 25-Nov-13 16:26:17

have you got the original disc with word on it, if so uninstall office and try reinstalling from the disc. If word was a trial version you will have to buy a copy or use a free program which will be compatible with word.
www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/free-office-software

Ifcatshadthumbs Mon 25-Nov-13 10:56:04

My PC has always had Word on it, a month or so ago I downloaded a free trial of office. NOw the trial has ended but has also deactivated Word. to reactivate it I keep getting directed to a page that shows I have to purchase it again?

Please tell me this isn't right. Am a total computer numpty but I need Word today!!

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