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Bought New Computer - Need Word

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by Benjamin, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Benjamin

    Benjamin Well-Known Member
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    This is what I bought, wanted something with speed for my website building:
    Cyberpower Gamer Master GMA3200BST - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 2.24 TB SSD - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 - Windows 10

    Question, at Best Buy they told me they had Word Home and Student for 70 a year which has free updates or I could get lifetime with no updated versions for 149.99. I said I'd look online.

    So doing a search for Word downloads I see tons of free downloads for Word Office that seem like they could be flaky or a wide variety of prices. ??? Example:

    $47 Microsoft® Office | Certified Download Center (seems good?)


    $129 (from Microsoft Store, not sure what it is?) Buy Word - Microsoft Store

    $149 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/office-home-student-2019/cfq7ttc0k7c8?=&OCID=AID2000136_SEM_GgPVgMtI&MarinID=sGgPVgMtI|346088849250|+microsoft++word++student++2019|b|c|35EeAZtN|68531084286|kwd-720024494140&lnkd=Google_O365SMB_App&gclid=CjwKCAjwtO7qBRBQEiwAl5WC2__y0CXWzzjIPd-QQkqxbZu-yuJtKUD29S6wtW3ktQOcDeFrLyS_fBoCulAQAvD_BwE&activetab=pivot:eek:verviewtab

    $39 Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 ( Download | 1 PC / 1 Mac ) | Great American Computer

    Any suggestions, advice?
     
  2. Rob_BW

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    I believe that trendingoverstock.com site has had some bad reviews.

    The price is pretty much the price. I think there's usually a one day a year sale on amazon.com, iirc. Other than that, if the price is way low, well, you know the deal.

    Looks like I missed the boat for getting Office 2019 for 15 bucks through the DoD Home Use program. Now all they offer is a 30% discount on Office 365. Bummer, reckon I'll roll with 2016 for a while longer.
     
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    Libre Office is free, softmaker has a free version and there are others, google for free word processors.

    I've read that the cheap versions are often problem related.
     
  4. Benjamin

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    Hmm, I talked to $39 site live chat and they said:

    We work with large volumes from our supplier to get the lowest rate possible and can afford to offer our valued customers with greater software discount. We buy these products at very low prices, which leaves us a bigger margin to play with the final price.

    Guess I'll save the $110... weird.
     
  5. InTheLight

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    What do you use for an email client? I ask because Microsoft Office for Student doesn't come with Outlook (at least at your first link). Microsoft Office Home and Business is only $69? How can that be?

    I got Office 365 for three years through my website provider at a deep discount. Came with 1 TB cloud storage through Microsoft One Drive.

    Nice rig, BTW.
     
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    Lol, "their supplier."
     
  7. Benjamin

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    I use Zoho mail for my business and gmail for personal, also my internet provider email for important more private, less spam personal email. I guess I could lump it all together with Outlook but kind of like it how it is.

    The price difference is really something but I'm thinking this is not the first time I have come across a wholesaler selling their own product for much more than what retailers sell it for. I asked them at the $39 site and they said it is exactly the same product from Microsoft, I get the license, product key and Microsoft support with it and it is a big company with lots of software bargains that's been around with good reviews so I think it is legit.

    Thanks, I think I'm going to like the capabilities but it is still sitting in the box because I'm dreading setting it up with all the questions and dicisions to make which I know I will analyze these things to death. :Frown Then there is downloading and moving everything over (probably 1,000s of docs and pictures, my bookmarks bar with important often used links and 100s of other categorized bookmarked links for materials and supplies and such, trying to separate and create files to organize, setting up all the passwords and I would like it to be neat and organized as possible.

    I have flash drive backups of virtually everything but thinking I'll make a special one for just what I want to transfer onto this computer. The problem is there is so much to go through so thinking maybe just put into big files and move it all since I got 2.24 TB SSD and then just pick out of it as needed.

    My son is laughing at me saying all I need to do is set up my google account. Me thinks these kids just throw things together, no rhyme or reason!Confused:Rolleyes:Mad:Unsure
     
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    Ha ha ha! I just went through a somewhat similar situation. My 7 year old homebuilt i7 machine is still running Windows 7. As you know Microsoft will stop supporting Win 7 in January. I figure I need to get with it and get on Windows 10. It happens that five years ago my son and I built a gaming machine for him. Naturally last year he needed to build a better gaming machine with a motherboard that can handle the latest, greatest gaming graphics card. His five year old machine was just sitting around collecting dust so this weekend I wiped both the SSD drive and the data hard drive and upgraded to Windows 10. Now I've got a computer running Windows 10 with nothing on either drive and I have to make the same decisions you do--which files to move over, which to keep off. It's kind of paralyzing. I might simply take my SSD drive and my data drive out of my 7 year old machine and mount them in the 5 year old running Win 10. Have you considered doing that?

    Before wiping both drives I asked my son if there was anything he needed to pull off his hard drives before I erased them. "Nope, wipe 'em clean", he said. We couldn't find his Windows 7 disc so I didn't have easy access to the product key, which is needed for getting a digital license for Windows 10. "What's the big deal, he says, "just try to upgrade and see what happens." What??!!!

    I spent most of Saturday morning reading up on how to a clean upgrade to Win 10 when you don't have the Win 7 product key and in the early afternoon I asked him again if there is anything he wanted to pull off his old computer. "Oh, Dad, haven't you done that yet. Just wipe it clean already!" Yeah, they don't have much hesitation when it comes to tech stuff.
     
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    It baffles the mind how these kids just click away and seem to come out alright. I've told myself if a kid can do so can I and start clicking and blow things up!

    I say this, my 4 year old $750 HP lap top has done me well but it would no longer allow me to edit my website, it would not load and if it did it would take several minutes and then would end up freezing my computer. I contacted my theme developer and he sent me a video showing of my site instantly downloading my edit pages. I contacted my server and they also instantly downloaded my edit pages off my site. I tried my son's powerful gaming computer and it would download my edit pages but it took 15-30 seconds and I believe that is because he has so much junk loaded on it. -so I decided to buy this obscenely powerful gaming computer and just want to save its strengths for my website...and making my son jealous is a bonus! Haha.
     
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    I’m liking Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus for an extra $10!

    $49 Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus for Windows PC on Sales - It is their #1 seller.

    “The essentials to get it all done. Office Professional 2019 Plus is for growing small businesses who want the classic Office apps plus Outlook, OneDrive, Publisher, Access, and Skype1. A one-time purchase installed on 1 PC for use at work.”

    Now that I’ve seen Publisher Microsoft Home & Student is out because it doesn’t have it.

    I really like the idea of the Publisher for making fliers for my business, Home Exercise Programs for patients, etc. This type of page building is right up my alley:
     
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    I ended up buying: Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus for $39.[​IMG]

    Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus For Windows PC

    The install was a little strange, after initial download I tried to open Word and got a I don't have an account error. when I tried to sign in. Upon working on that I read to go to Office where Microsoft asked me for my new Product Key and gave me another download which I did and then got the same error trying to open Word. Read error instructions again and followed where it said to go to "try another account" and then say I don't what one then Microsoft popped up and asked me to put in my Product Key and it liked that and Microsoft told me my account was all set. Everything works great!
     
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    That's an amazing deal.
     
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    Microsoft wants to discourage people from pirating their software or using competing software. So, deals like this are not unheard of now.

    Hope you enjoy your new computer.
     
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