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New laptop sold with Microsoft windows 10, but when started up it informs me I have a free trial and do I want to buy for 80£ For a year

Do you buy windows excel and word every year?

Feeling confused

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No you can buy them outright. A simple search will reveal all. Microsoft are just trying it on to get some recurring revenue.

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I presume that the free trial is for Microsoft Office not Windows 10. Only you will know if it’s worth paying to make full use of the Microsoft products. For the way I use Office the the ‘free’ parts are sufficient and I use Excel, Word and Notebook without problem. The paid for bits are unnecessary for me. If I did need more features, as an individual user I think that I would download the free OpenOffice software and steer clear of MS Office altogether.

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DominicBest wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:21 am
I presume that the free trial is for Microsoft Office not Windows 10. Only you will know if it’s worth paying to make full use of the Microsoft products. For the way I use Office the the ‘free’ parts are sufficient and I use Excel, Word and Notebook without problem. The paid for bits are unnecessary for me. If I did need more features, as an individual user I think that I would download the free OpenOffice software and steer clear of MS Office altogether.
We use LibreOffice, just like MS Office but costs zero dollar

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I would not touch Windows 10 even if I had money to burn. The rot set in after Windows 7.
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Thank you all for taking the trouble to reply

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Nifty wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:15 am
I would not touch Windows 10 even if I had money to burn. The rot set in after Windows 7.
Just shows you the poor quality of a lot of modern things. My windows are over 120 years old and there’s no sign of rot.

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I took windows 10 off my mac and re-installed window 7 works much better on the IOS platform.

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W10 is great

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Mike wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:12 pm
I took windows 10 off my mac and re-installed window 7 works much better on the IOS platform.
I wish that I had the knowhow to do that.
My oh bought a new Acer computer abt three years ago with windows 10 (?) installed. In spite of having people who definitely should know what they are doing look at it, ditching loads of files and more it is so pitiful slow. Have since got an I-Pad andcan not be rsed to waste any more time trying to get it sorted.

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