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crj18





PostPosted: Thu May 05 02:48:02 CDT 2005 Top

MS Word Errors >> Activation Wizard problem

My father in law (80+) bought a new xp machine with a trial version of Word
2003 installed. he had a legitimately purchased version of Word 97 he used on
his previous computer, and uanable to afford Word 2003 he decided to use
this. Add-remove progs didn't give him the option of removing the trial Word
2003, it wasn't listed, so he installed Word 97. This works okay from the
icon but whenever he double-clicks on a Word file already created (by 97) he
gets the Activation Wizard pop-up. His trial period on Word 2003 has expired
(he never used it) and now every time he double-clicks he get this damn
activation wizzard telling him his trial has expired. How do I get rid of it,
it's driving him crazy!

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doug





PostPosted: Thu May 05 02:48:02 CDT 2005 Top

MS Word Errors >> Activation Wizard problem MORE...
I'm trying to sort it for him. I can open Word97 from the desktop logo and
call up docs from 'open', no problem. It's only when I double-click on a doc
file that it tries to open in Word2003. I've tried re-assigning using 'open
with' and file association but Word97 isn't listed and when I browse for it
and associate it, the machine ignores me and reverts to 2003. Is this a
Microsoft ploy to force people to upgrage from perfectly good but old
programs?



> My father in law (80+) bought a new xp machine with a trial version of Word
> 2003 installed. he had a legitimately purchased version of Word 97 he used on
> his previous computer, and uanable to afford Word 2003 he decided to use
> this. Add-remove progs didn't give him the option of removing the trial Word
> 2003, it wasn't listed, so he installed Word 97. This works okay from the
> icon but whenever he double-clicks on a Word file already created (by 97) he
> gets the Activation Wizard pop-up. His trial period on Word 2003 has expired
> (he never used it) and now every time he double-clicks he get this damn
> activation wizzard telling him his trial has expired. How do I get rid of it,
> it's driving him crazy!
 
 
TF





PostPosted: Thu May 05 07:34:34 CDT 2005 Top

MS Word Errors >> Activation Wizard problem Try registering Word:

Start, Run and type in

winword /r

and press enter.

--
Terry Farrell - Word MVP
http://word.mvps.org/



: MORE...
: I'm trying to sort it for him. I can open Word97 from the desktop logo and
: call up docs from 'open', no problem. It's only when I double-click on a
doc
: file that it tries to open in Word2003. I've tried re-assigning using
'open
: with' and file association but Word97 isn't listed and when I browse for
it
: and associate it, the machine ignores me and reverts to 2003. Is this a
: Microsoft ploy to force people to upgrage from perfectly good but old
: programs?
:

:
: > My father in law (80+) bought a new xp machine with a trial version of
Word
: > 2003 installed. he had a legitimately purchased version of Word 97 he
used on
: > his previous computer, and uanable to afford Word 2003 he decided to use
: > this. Add-remove progs didn't give him the option of removing the trial
Word
: > 2003, it wasn't listed, so he installed Word 97. This works okay from
the
: > icon but whenever he double-clicks on a Word file already created (by
97) he
: > gets the Activation Wizard pop-up. His trial period on Word 2003 has
expired
: > (he never used it) and now every time he double-clicks he get this damn
: > activation wizzard telling him his trial has expired. How do I get rid
of it,
: > it's driving him crazy!


 
 
Suzanne





PostPosted: Thu May 05 11:46:57 CDT 2005 Top

MS Word Errors >> Activation Wizard problem I don't think that will help, Terry, if he has two versions installed.
Although it might if he uses the full path to the correct copy of
winword.exe or creates a desktop shortcut as described at
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ReRegisterWord.htm. Interestingly, there
are numerous KB articles on how to activate and convert the trial version,
none on how to remove it. I am surprised that there is not an uninstall
feature available; if it is listed in Add/Remove Programs, it should be
listed as Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.



> Try registering Word:
>
> Start, Run and type in
>
> winword /r
>
> and press enter.
>
> --
> Terry Farrell - Word MVP
> http://word.mvps.org/
>


> : MORE...
> : I'm trying to sort it for him. I can open Word97 from the desktop logo
and
> : call up docs from 'open', no problem. It's only when I double-click on a
> doc
> : file that it tries to open in Word2003. I've tried re-assigning using
> 'open
> : with' and file association but Word97 isn't listed and when I browse for
> it
> : and associate it, the machine ignores me and reverts to 2003. Is this a
> : Microsoft ploy to force people to upgrage from perfectly good but old
> : programs?
> :

> :
> : > My father in law (80+) bought a new xp machine with a trial version of
> Word
> : > 2003 installed. he had a legitimately purchased version of Word 97 he
> used on
> : > his previous computer, and uanable to afford Word 2003 he decided to
use
> : > this. Add-remove progs didn't give him the option of removing the
trial
> Word
> : > 2003, it wasn't listed, so he installed Word 97. This works okay from
> the
> : > icon but whenever he double-clicks on a Word file already created (by
> 97) he
> : > gets the Activation Wizard pop-up. His trial period on Word 2003 has
> expired
> : > (he never used it) and now every time he double-clicks he get this
damn
> : > activation wizzard telling him his trial has expired. How do I get rid
> of it,
> : > it's driving him crazy!
>
>