by Jay Frost
Despite my best efforts to keep all software discs, I couldn’t find an original box for Microsoft Office Professional Pro 2010 when I wanted to transfer it to a new computer. I spent quite a lot of time Googling it, expecting even if I couldn’t find it on Microsoft’s website that other popular software sites would be able to give me the free trial version, into which I’d enter my serial number and be done with it.
These searches proved to be in vain. Site after trusted site kept redirecting the most recent Microsoft Office trial version, where my 2010 serial number wouldn’t be of much help. They seem to have really clamped down on this, and it was frustrating! Especially when places like CNET have pages called Microsoft Office Professional 2010 advertising the free trial download.