I was reading blogs this morning, and came across a new blog from Croft about his computer problems. The last few day I have been getting a pop-up every time I try to open some of our short cuts. One is our Alaska expenses folder and some are Cindy's recipes. I get the message that we don't have an authorized version of Microsoft Office installed on our computer, but this is funny because the computer is almost a year old, and has worked flawlessly until a couple of days ago. I'm afraid I don't want to spend 2 1/2 hours on the phone with Microsoft like Croft did, and then get told $99.00 please and we can fix it. Yesterday, I couldn't even open some of the attachments to emails, and they still won't open. What can I do? Any advise would be very welcome and appreciated. I might add, I attached a couple of the problem files to my brother, and he was able to open them without any problem. The message also says to buy a newer version of Office than is on my computer, but I really don't want to do that. Is this problem something Microsoft managed to send me?