This article answers various questions regarding the Microsoft Office 2010 software package, including the use of the Microsoft Product Information card to activate Microsoft Office 2010 upgrade offerings and options.
Information about the different paid versions of Microsoft Office can be found by visiting the Microsoft Office website and clicking Compare Suites at the bottom of the page.
Dell no longer ships hard media for Microsoft Office products with computers. If it becomes necessary to restore your computer to its original factory settings, you will need to download the Trial Version of Microsoft Office 2010 and activate it using the MPI card.
Instructions for locating your Product Information Card
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The activation key is located on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) that is attached to the MPI card. If you ordered a Fast Track System, the MPI card will be shipped separately from your PC delivery.
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If you did not purchase an upgraded version of Microsoft Office 2010, you will only be able to access limited functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. You do not need an activation key for this level of functionality.
If you need help using Microsoft Office, Microsoft has created a website to support usage of the software. Visit Microsoft Office and click Support at the top of the page to get started.
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Last Date Modified: 09/25/2015 11:04 AM