So my retail copy of Office 2007 arrived today. With the release of Office and Windows Vista, Microsoft has apparently switched to these weird new plastic boxes. When you buy software from Microsoft, the only things you really need are the disc, the certificate of authenticity, and the product key. Microsoft used to put the product key on the CD sleeve and the COA on either the CD sleeve or the box flap. Now both of those are stuck to the silly plastic case. So before I could just cut the COA off the box and save the CD sleeve, but now I have to keep the entire plastic case? That’s just ridiculous. I guess I need to find some way to hack the box apart and keep just the little pieces I need.

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