Who sells a 5x5 key (and what is that?) The only thing I can find from vendors - Amazon, Best Buy, Provantage, etc are keys for online install. To get a DVD key from that, you have to register an Email address, then click "DVD product key". That process is ephemeral, when it even works. Often it says "Activation Server unavailable try later", but it never works again for that Email address. Those Email accounts and Office registrations are promptly deleted, so woe to me if I lose a DVD key.
Also, Microsoft no longer sells Office 2010 at any price, which would be a solution to my problem.
Thank you for the informative video which clarifies how persistent authentication is performed, with the options to store documents locally.
As a small time developer, I am very disappointed with the experience with installing and activating Office now. I'm too small to qualify for volume licensing, but my customers run PCs that aren't connected to the Internet. It has become increasingly difficult to buy what I need - a DVD with a license key that allows me to just install, with the option for phone activation if necessary while offline. Getting DVD install keys for multiple PCs is sometimes a cloak-and-dagger operation of creating an Email account, getting the key, then installing. And hoping that the Email account allows a DVD install key, which may or may not happen for unknown reasons.
Since I didn't know where to post this - 1.) New site is very slow on IE7 / XP SP3 : 55 seconds to display the first page. 2.) Unable to log in with IE7 - had to use FireFox which was faster to load and logs in fine.
I am not having any problems streaming the file when clicking on FullScreen button (it really should not be though of as Full Screen since the file is not encoded thus... We will change that link to make sense...).
Thanks for the info. I finally tracked it down. I needed some more privileges - I can run it as administrator and it works. It used to work without that; it might be the funky extra text box that now appears on the bottom 1/4 of the video. Older
"Full Screen" videos used to work at this same privilege setting.
Re: Terminology "Full Screen"- that doesn't matter to me - I just like the fact that it begins playing immediately and doesn't use as much bandwidth. Newbies might find it easier to have the correct link though.