so my gf got my old pc. transferred all her stuff over to my old comp, but she needs her copy of office 2010 moved over as well. it was purchased online as a download. no problem, ill just use a lic key finder and download an installer from M$ and we'd be golden. Right?
Wrong! when i go to download office, it asks me for lic key. ok no problem. then it wants me to log into her m$ account... heres the catch, no one can remember the email address, as it was four years ago, and honestly we dont remember ever signing up for m$ email. so we started an @outlook email address for her, so we could get the download. now we get an error from the m$ server saying that the lic key is associated with a different email address and we must login to the old one to get download!
spent about an hour trying to recover the old m$ account, but its hopeless...we dont even know if it was @msn @live @outlook or @whatevereleseM$usesforemailservers.com
now I have to hit the torrentz and worry about malware viruses. jeez what a complete waste of time. my first download was crawling with malware...
FTR- I use open office, mainly to avoid issues like this.
Rant over (for now). feel free to add your own. (or send me a copy of office 2010 installer ...