is there a product key for microsoft and office? RRS feed

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  • okay so I got a new laptop with windows 8.1 and its activated. so I go to office and it ask me three thing  Try, Buy or Activate..i press activate and tells me to put a product key so I just put random letters and numbers and it tells me that it isn't a Microsoft office 2013 product key and that it could be a different version of office so am guessing theres a product key for both Microsoft and office which makes me confused because its say that my product key is  "..found in your product packaging"

    I don't think office comes in a package right?

    sorry if it a stupid question.

    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:37 PM off topic
    Friday, April 10, 2015 5:58 AM


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  • Hi,

    You'll need to purchase a license for Office before you can use it.

    If you have any further questions, I suggest asking them here:

    Office forums on Microsoft Answers

    This forum is for feedback on the TechNet website/subscriptions, not product support.

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Friday, April 10, 2015 3:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Wednesday, April 22, 2015 4:16 PM
    Friday, April 10, 2015 1:14 PM
  • Unfortunately your post is off topic here, in the TechNet Site Feedback forum, because it is not Feedback about the TechNet Website or Subscription.  This is only one forum among the many that are on the TechNet Discussion Forums, and given your post, you likely chose the wrong forum.  This is a standard response I’ve written up in advance to help many people (thousands, really.) who post their question in this forum in error, but please don’t ignore it.  The links I share below I’ve collected to help you get right where you need to go with your issue.

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    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:37 PM