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hoanikai
29-09-2009, 12:59 PM
aloha pressF1 people

i have recently upgraded my computer and in the process legitimised my XP pro...
however i now find that my microsoft office is not genuine...ie legal
after some online searching i thought perhaps i should ask the forum what is the best way and price to go about this.
i use outlook, excel and word on a daily basis, although powerpoint has come in handy on the odd occasion. my current office is the 2003 version

hope someone out there can point me in the right direction

mahalo hoanikai

Chilling_Silence
29-09-2009, 01:03 PM
pbtech.co.nz :)

HAL9000
29-09-2009, 01:09 PM
If you don't need Outlook then have you considered Open Office.

In all my travels, apart from many PDAs and Cellphones only able to sync with Outlook, most users can get used to Open Office and Thunderbird after the initlal learning curve.

My 2c worth.

wratterus
29-09-2009, 01:20 PM
+1 for PB. Do you qualify for an academic version of Office hoanikai? PB have a great price on Office Standard 2007 Academic.
at the mo if you do. :)

hoanikai
29-09-2009, 01:50 PM
thanks chill, thanks wratterus

have contacted pb they gave me a very good price $219+gst for office 2007 standard (outlook, word, excel, powerpoint)

(un)fortunately i am no longer a student wratterus, having graduated with a diploma of creative enterprise last year.
what a steep learning curve it was for me after 40 years away from it, enjoyable though as 80% of the work was done online in a virtual classroom
if you are interested you can see/hear one of the results here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms-Tbv587gE

thanks once again
hoanikai aka johnny.spacific

Blam
29-09-2009, 04:06 PM
If you don't use many advanced features of office then possibly something like google docs or Windows Live office when released would suffice?

Or maybe OpenOffice or StarOffice?

And thunderbird instead for email?

somebody
29-09-2009, 04:55 PM
Get the "Home and Student" edition - you don't have to prove that you're a student to buy it.http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/en/product/XS0863

Miami Steve
29-09-2009, 04:58 PM
Get the "Home and Student" edition - you don't have to prove that you're a student to buy it.http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/en/product/XS0863

Does the 2007 Home and Student Edition still allow for installation on 3 computers, like the 2003 version did? I can't find any mention on the link there....

somebody
29-09-2009, 05:00 PM
Does the 2007 Home and Student Edition still allow for installation on 3 computers, like the 2003 version did? I can't find any mention on the link there....

If the license terms in NZ and the US are the same, then yes: http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Office-Home-Student-2007/dp/B000HCZ8EO

wainuitech
29-09-2009, 07:15 PM
Office 2007, Home & Student Retail does have a 3 user license, BUT it DOESN"t have outlook.

Suite Includes: Microsoft Office Excel 2007, Microsoft Office OneNote 2007, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 & Microsoft Office Word 2007.

somebody
29-09-2009, 07:16 PM
the Office 2007, Home & Student Retail does have a 3 user license, BUT it DOESN"t have outlook.

Suite Includes: Microsoft Office Excel 2007, Microsoft Office OneNote 2007, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 & Microsoft Office Word 2007.

Oops - missed that part.

wainuitech
29-09-2009, 07:19 PM
Yeah many people get caught by that - office 2003 Home & Teacher Edition, used to have outlook. But from what I gather, MS decided the "Home User" doesn't require the features of Outlook for home usage, hence removed for office 2007 H&S.

FoxyMX
29-09-2009, 07:27 PM
Walked past a shop today that was advertising MS Office Home & Student editions for a really cheap price. It was either Bond & Bond or Noel Leeming, possibly the former. Not sure if it was cheaper than the DSE one listed above, though.

somebody
29-09-2009, 08:10 PM
Although this won't help hoanikai, this may be of interest to students: http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-nz/default.aspx

Office Ultimate 2007 for $80.

gary67
29-09-2009, 08:37 PM
Although this won't help hoanikai, this may be of interest to students: http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-nz/default.aspx

Office Ultimate 2007 for $80.

Waiting for mine to arrive

Safari
29-09-2009, 08:55 PM
Yeah many people get caught by that - office 2003 Home & Teacher Edition, used to have outlook. But from what I gather, MS decided the "Home User" doesn't require the features of Outlook for home usage, hence removed for office 2007 H&S.

false post

wainuitech
29-09-2009, 09:38 PM
Huh ??????????????:confused:

hoanikai
01-10-2009, 01:25 AM
much thanx to all...today i went out and bought office standard from pb.tech for $219+ has all i need, outlook, word, excel and powerpoint...have loaded it already and removed the offending 2003...
all is good in my computer world right now...

wratterus
01-10-2009, 08:48 AM
Good to hear.

Are you alright Safari?

Safari
01-10-2009, 09:06 AM
Good to hear.

Are you alright Safari?

Sorry, that comment was not directed at wainuitech.
It was to myself actually.

wratterus
01-10-2009, 09:08 AM
Sorry, that comment was not directed at wainuitech.
It was to myself actually.

Right, gotcha. :)

razzarphenix
01-10-2009, 10:42 AM
Yeah many people get caught by that - office 2003 Home & Teacher Edition, used to have outlook. But from what I gather, MS decided the "Home User" doesn't require the features of Outlook for home usage, hence removed for office 2007 H&S.

I guess that was clever really, stops any small business owners tempted to buy the home & teacher edition when they should be buying office basic, small business etc as most of them would want outlook.

wratterus
01-10-2009, 10:44 AM
I guess that was clever really, stops any small business owners tempted to buy the home & teacher edition when they should be buying office basic, small business etc as most of them would want outlook.

Yep, you've hit the nail on the head there.