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trying to put my Microsoft word on my laptop

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    Windows 8

    trying to put my Microsoft word on my laptop


    Hi I am new to windows awful 8!! I cannot use it and am trying to put my Microsoft word on my laptop but it says it cannot run as it won't recognise me as an administrator!! In laymans terms, (as I read your how to post and can't even find start!) how do I get it to see me as admin? X

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    I'm sure others will be along with better thoughts but.... What version of Word? Are you trying to install from a cd or dvd? If so, have you tried starting Windows Explorer, going to your dvd drive, right clicking setup.exe and select Run as Administrator?

    I won't begin to address yet what happens when it asks you to enter the license key to activate it if it has already been installed on another system you're replacing. One thing at a time. Depending on the version, you may have to call MS to get it activated.

    -jeff
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    I finally worked out how to do it after a lot of faff, I have also started to sort of get around windows 8 a little bit better. I find it difficult to navigate but in sure it's just time!! Why they've changed the whole layout and removed start menu I will never know!! But I found a post that gave a command prompt line to insert which worked!

    net user administrator /active:yes
    and this worked. But I was finding it extremely difficult to find basic things, but hey ho, all is well word is on woop woop! Thanks Sarah
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    Webster NY US
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    Win 7 / Win 8


    If you would like a start menu on the desktop, there are a large number of 3rd party options to select from. For only US$3 I like StartIsBack (StartIsBack - real start menu in Windows 8) or Stardoc's Start8 (Stardock Corporation) for US$5. These are the closest to the Widows 7 start menu in style. Then there's Classic Shell (Welcome to Classic Shell) which is free.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thanks for that think I've mastered this new way now. I've found if you hit the windows button on the keyboard and the just start typing what your looking for it comes up with the link to it so think I will plod on getting used to not having one. x
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