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    OK, I give up. There seems to be no way of opening this plastic box without using a flat-bladed screwdriver and breaking it. Pressing any of the obvious places doesn't seem to work.

    Can anyone explain how it's done? The diagram shows the top edge opening down on a hinge at the bottom right...

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    [quote name='HansV' post='786684' date='29-Jul-2009 14:40']See How to open Microsoft Office 2007 Product Box or Microsoft Vista Product Box (it's a set of photographs).[/quote]
    Thanks, Hans - once you are told that there's a clear piece of sellotape at the top to be sliced through, and that you have to remove the red sticky-plastic tag at the front right, it comes apart very easily.

    But what a staggering waste of plastic for one CD, one small piece of paper (telling you where to find the Product Key label), and the Product Key label itself!

    And you could have downloaded the product and just used the product key supplied on a piece of paper (as you have to do if your netbook or whatever doesn't have a DVD/CD drive...)
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    [quote name='BATcher' post='786700' date='29-Jul-2009 16:06']But what a staggering waste of plastic for one CD, one small piece of paper (telling you where to find the Product Key label), and the Product Key label itself![/quote]

    Think that's a lot of packaging, look here
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    [quote name='jonWallace' post='786742' date='29-Jul-2009 20:40']Think that's a lot of packaging, look here[/quote]
    Yes, this shows a lot of applied packaging fatuity! And El Reg excelled itself with the URL for this story, which ended: aboxalypse_now
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    [quote name='BATcher' post='786681' date='29-Jul-2009 07:28']There seems to be no way of opening this plastic box without using a flat-bladed screwdriver and breaking it.[/quote]
    Puts me in mind of Eddie Izzard's advice on problem computers: "smash it with a hammer and run around in your knickers for a bit."
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