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4.0 out of 5 stars Good computer with minor issues, 26 Dec 2012
This review is from: Packard Bell EasyNote TE 15.6-inch Laptop - Black/Silver (Intel Celeron B830 1.8GHz, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 64-bit) (Personal Computers)
I wish I could work out what one reviewer here means by entering "F11 on boot to restore" because I am having exactly the same issue as others who bought the computer and haven't been able to access the Office Starter 2010 programmes the specification says it comes with. When I try to access them through the Microsoft Office app, it keeps asking me for a product key that I plainly don't have, as none of my codes are 25 characters long. Can anyone help to explain how I can access the limited Word and Excel programmes? Thanks. Otherwise, it's a very good machine, things work, easily. However users who are unfamiliar with newer, Windows 8 machines (like me) had better be prepared for it spoon-feeding Microsoft and Microsoft friendly apps onto us. Bing maps on the mapping, as opposed to the more widely used (I imagine) Google maps. It's still possible to access practically anything I want to via the internet but at the moment it's like working with a whole load of clutter that I can't help inadvertently opening all the time. I don't think that's particularly a problem with this machine as opposed to others though...
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Initial post: 5 Jan 2013 14:53:00 GMT
A Greenhill says:
Did you manage to sort out the product key issue? I have the same problem... There is definitely nothing that is 25 characters long anywhere! Kids need to do their homework and can't access standard Microsoft office products.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2013 19:21:48 GMT
Colin London says:
No, still nothing on mine, disappoingtingly. ... I'm not sure whether they are compatible with Microsoft Office documents or not, but there is apparently a free "Open Office" word processor, spreadsheet, etc, that you can find online somewhere, apparently. I might try that or I've also been told that it might be possible to buy Microsoft Office cheaply through the company I work for. I'm not sure how widely available this offer it, but it might be worth enquiring about that.
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