I bought a copy of MS Office 2003 Pro in London about 3 years ago. It cost me £79 at the time (I had no idea of what prices were at that time - I was a relative novice and had just bought my laptop from Dell)
When I queried why I did not get a package and disk, I was told that the shop had a licence to load to multiple pcs from only one disk and I was given a flash drive with the software and product key on it. Happy as Larry off I went.
I have happily used it since that time - regularly updating via Microsoft's site - with no problem.
About 10 days ago when I fired up MSWord, I got a message stating that my copy is illegal!!
I am now sitting in Zimbabwe so going back to shop is no option. Foolishly, I never kept the receipt and subsequently lost the flash drive (although I made a copy of the software and product key)
I sent an email to Microsoft US and they replied that I should contact Microsoft in the UK
Do you think there is any point in doing so, or have I been taken and now have to find/buy a new copy?
Thanks & cheers