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i have a friend who let me have his copy of microsoft office that came with his new gateway computer i tired to install it on my computer which is not a gateway and it wont work why and is there any way i can make it work
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does the cd look like an actual microsoft office cd? does it say gateway any where on it or the package it came in?
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You won't get any further than activation, whoever made it
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no, it detects that its not a gateway and won't install.

also your friend is the only one who has legal access to the liscense. if you contacted microsoft they would make you pay full price ($249).

in other words no free software for you. If you need msoffice compatability try open office.
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