New laptop with Office already installed?
Please help before this rapidly escalating domestic gets any worse! It’s new laptop time – Office applications, internet, scanning, photo/video manipulation although nothing too demanding. My missus swears blind her colleague got an Acer laptop with Office 2010 already installed for £250 and that “it’s fine”. I can’t see anything with the full product already installed at any price up to £500. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Apparently he bought it from buyer.com which a)gets terrible reviews and b) is American (so support issues?).
TaPosted 5 years ago
I’d be impressed if you could get a full version of office for that price including the laptop, my last laptop was more than that and it had to be activated at additional cost. Look on line at what a full version of office costs and show you Mrs and ask her how the laptop is less than that price!Posted 5 years ago
There’s a bastard version of Office Starter Edition kicking about at the moment called “ready to run” or something similar. Not had a lot of dealings with it but as far as I can tell, you get a Q:\ drive with Office preinstalled, so that if you decide to buy the whole thing it’s already got the source files to install from rather than having you download a gig of application data.Posted 5 years agofreddygMember
Do either of your employers operate a home use scheme? Some schemes allow you to buy a full copy of Office for the cost of the media. I bought Office 2007 pro for £10. Visio pro and Project were another £10 each. However, now if left their employ, I’ve had to uninstall them…. oooooookay 8)Posted 5 years agoscuttlerMember
My father in law got all upset because one holiday planner spreadsheet he had come up with a non-problem warning every time it loaded. Other than that it seemed fine to me for the usual letter writing and personal accounting that Office usually endures.Posted 5 years agospooky_b329Member
Do either of your employers operate a home use scheme?
This! My company does it as (though doesn’t really advertise it, I found it on the employee benefits). I bought Office 2010 Professional last month for approx £8.75, then opted to pay another £9 for a DVD backup in case I wanted to reinstall and they cancel the program in future.
Another option is the student version, this is how I got my mitts on Office 2003. Can’t remember how they check eligibility though.Posted 5 years agoaracerSubscriber
then opted to pay another £9 for a DVD backup in case I wanted to reinstall and they cancel the program in future.
Though if they cancel the program I think you’re also supposed to uninstall 😉 and you just need to back up the download to have a way to re-install in future (of course you also have to delete that when you leave the company).Posted 5 years ago
Another option is the student version, this is how I got my mitts on Office 2003. Can’t remember how they check eligibility though.
A .ac.uk email address sill suffice.
opted to pay another £9 for a DVD backup
Ouch.Posted 5 years ago
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