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 PostPost subject: The existence of Office 2007 Basic        Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:03 am 
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Hello everyone !
It happens so that I own a sealed copy of Office 2007 Basic in French. I wanted to know if it was considered as abandonware and if it was in the server.
Fun fact, I didn't know that such a version went out. I think it was only given through new computers back in the day.

The second question I wanted to ask you was if any one of you knew this release and ever used it.

Have a great day !
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 PostPost subject: Re: The existence of Office 2007 Basic        Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:59 pm 
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It's not on the server so you're free to contribute it if you wish.

From what I know Office 2007 Basic is an OEM edition of Office, there has been earlier Basic versions which all were OEMs.

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 PostPost subject: Re: The existence of Office 2007 Basic        Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:05 pm 
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That's great, but for what PC manufacturer is it from?


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 PostPost subject: Re: The existence of Office 2007 Basic        Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:07 am 
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Hello everyone and thanks for your answer !

I didn't know that Office Basic existed. So my theory of having this bundled with new PCs is quite correct.

The copy I have still-sealed came with a Dell computer. So I guess it was offered when their computers had Vista back in the day.


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 PostPost subject: Re: The existence of Office 2007 Basic        Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:16 am 
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It must be a trial version, however and you had to purchase a key before you can use it. I hardly ever heard of a PC in factory settings with the bloatware having an activated version of Microsoft Office unless it's a gaming PC like Alienware. I'm, however not saying that a key was not issued since I had a Dell PC that came with Works Suite (I shared it to the FTP) and it had a key.


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 PostPost subject: Re: The existence of Office 2007 Basic        Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:49 pm 
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The CD case that comes with it comes from Microsoft, it just has a MS sticker in the back with the serial key and the Dell logo.
If I'm brave enough one day, I'll rip the seal and submit it.
With the presence of a serial key I doubt it is a trial version.


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 PostPost subject: Re: The existence of Office 2007 Basic        Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:08 pm 
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Yes it's not a trial, its a full version. You couldn't buy basic officially, they were only sold to OEMs and distributed with new machines. It usually came pre-installed, and had to be activated by the user with the product key in the manual. Like other versions of Office 07, you can use it a limited number of times without activation before it makes you put the key in.


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 PostPost subject: Re: The existence of Office 2007 Basic        Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:19 pm 
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Alright I got it now. Thank you all for your answers.
I will take some time in the following weeks to rip the CD and submit it to the FTP.

Have a nice everybody !


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