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    application won't open

    I hope I'm posting to correct forum but since I feel it's a win7 problem here goes. I have a sony vaio laptop with win7 of course. It came pre-installed with microsoft office starter edition. Now I've used this app plenty of times before but maybe not in the past month or two. Now when I try to start it from start menu, I get a pop up message that states "the application can not be opened. Try again or repair the product in control panel." Now of course I go to the control panel and there's no option to repair. Only delete it. I know some apps have the option to repair but not this. And it happens no matter if I try and open any other program like excel or office 2010 tools. Now I didn't get an oem disc but I did make a repair disc when i first got the computer a year ago. I have a back up but seems excessive and didn't really want to go that way only as a last resort. And using system restore isn't an option because I don't really know when this hiccup happened. Has anyone else experienced this?

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    Are you sure it wasn't a trial version?
    Are you able to dig up a product key for your version of Office?
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    Did you have just Word and Excel, or did it also include Power Point and Outlook? If the latter then it was not a Starter Edition, but most likely a trial edition.

    From a MS Office 2010 web site:

    What end users can do with Office Starter 2010
    • Create and edit basic Word documents and Excel spreadsheets with 100 percent file fidelity
    • Open existing Word and Excel documents
    • Manage a simple home budget
    • Write letters
    • Create newsletters with photos and easily send them out
    What end users cannot do with Office Starter 2010
    • Create PowerPoint presentations
    • Manage email with Outlook
    • Organize notes, media, and project resources in one place using Microsoft OneNote
    • Add comments or track changes to documents
    • Analyze data with pivot tables
    • Enhance documents with SmartArt graphics
    • Automate and accelerate repetitive tasks using programmable macros
    • Customize the quick access toolbar
    • Connect to an external data source in Excel
    • Create a report with a table of contents, footnotes, and bibliographies
    • Turn off the advertisements
    This is just a partial list of the functionality missing from Office Starter 2010. However, end users can activate the missing functionality by purchasing a Product Key Card for an appropriate full Office suite.
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