This article describes how to register Microsoft Works by using a Product ID (PID). Additionally, this article discusses the Product ID numbers that cannot be used, such as OEM or earlier versions of Works.
Note Online registration in Works will only accept the e-mail address that you used to create a Microsoft Passport Network account.
For more information about how to use your e-mail address to create a Passport Network account, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note Product ID numbers that contain "OEM" cannot be registered. Copies of Works that are shipped on Original Equipment Manufacturer PCs are not required to be registered. Also, no registration is required for versions of Works that are earlier than Microsoft Works 7.0 or Microsoft Works Suite 2003.
To register Works online, follow these steps:
Start a Works module, such as the Microsoft Works Spreadsheet or the Microsoft Works Word Processor.
On the Help menu, click About Microsoft Works.
Click Online Registration. The Microsoft Works Suite 2005 Product Registration page appears.
On the Microsoft Works Suite 2005 Product Registration page, type your Passport Network e-mail address and password, and then click Sign In.
Under Product Registration, type your information in the appropriate fields, and then click Finish.
By registering Works, you can receive product updates and technical support. Online registration is also aimed at reducing software piracy.
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Note To view this video, you must have Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.0 or a later version installed on your computer.
For additional information about Windows Media Player 7.1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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