counsel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> "Nepatsfan" wrote:
>> In news:443212D5-A4F0-4326-B4F7-1BE09797B260@microsoft.com,
>> counsel <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> I just bought a new laptop with Vista Ultimate. I then
>>> installed MS
>>> office 2003. Now everytime I try to open a program in
>>> I get a
>>> box message saying "You must accept the end-user license
>>> (EULA) to use this software. If you don't accept this
>>> will quit" It gives me the option to "Print".."Accept"
>>> and "decline". when I click on "accept" the program then
>>> On my previous Windows XP Laptop the MS Office programs
>>> without this message. Should I be getting this message and
>>> can it be
>>> Any help will be appreciated.
>> Take a look at this article.
>> You must accept the Office End User License Agreement every
>> time that you start an Office program
>> Good luck
>> I followed your link to the Microsoft support page which
>> your statement that I must accept the Office End User
>> Agreement every time I open an Office program. It gave a
>> registry fix but I couldn't locate the registry subkey it
> My main concern is because I had a trial version of Office
> 2007 on my
> new laptop, now uninstalled, Best Buy Geek Squad said my
> Office 2003
> will expire in 90 days even though I bought the software. I
> can live
> with the License Message, but, is this a Vista thing-didn't
> happen in
> XP, or does the Geek Squad not know what they are talking
> should I be concerned?
I checked two installations of Vista I have here that are
running Office. Both systems had this registry key.
Under that key were the subkeys, 11.0 and 12.0, that are
mentioned in the article.
You might want to go back and run regedit to see if you may
have missed it. Keep in mind that you may have to log off and
log back on for the changes to take effect.
That said, if you haven't done so already, you might want to
post your question to one of the Office newsgroups.
Office Discussions Groups
You can also contact Microsoft's support here. Depending on the
version you own, you may qualify for two free support requests.
As for your question concerning the software expiring, I can
only offer an opinion. If you purchased and activated a full
version of Office 2003, it should not expire at any time. If
you delay activating the product, it will display a message
informing you that you can use it X number of times before it
stops working properly. Keep in mind that there are limitations
as to the number of computers the product can be installed on.