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Office 2007 files will not open in Office 2010

Question: Office 2007 files will not open in Office 2010

Recently installed Office 2010 (32 bit becuz it was recommended to do so my MS) and now when I send an Office 2007 file to that PC (both PCs are Win 7 64 it) it tries to open the file in Windows Media!!

What the heck am I doing wrong? I'm beginning to think I should not have purchased Office 2010 Pro and stayed with the Office 2007 on all my machines.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Answer: Office 2007 files will not open in Office 2010

That is weird.
Could you please describe step by step how you are sending the file to another PC.
Also, please provide more details on what type of the file that is. And if you create a similar file on recipient PC, will it be opened in Windows Media as well?

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Just bought a new laptop with Windows7 64bit installed-my first exposure to Windows7. I had Office 2007 installed on my old Dell 32 bit machine. I had also recently pruchased Office 2010 and installed that on my new machine.

Now, when I try to open those 32bit 2007 files with 64bt 2011, Iget an error message that "no picture file is available", or words to that effect. When I try to "open with", the only option displayed is "Microsoft Office" with an icon that looks like a picture file. When I try to browse to the proper office program(Excel, for example), there are none of teh Office suite programs displayed, only "Microsoft Office".

I can navigate seperately to the proper progran, Excel, etc., and drag the file into the application, and it opens, and all seems to work OK. I "save as" the proper application file, but it still will not open with double-click on the file name.

I have not seen this particular item in the forums and would appreciate very much some help in fixing this issue.



Answer:Office 2010(Win7, 64bit) won't open Office 2007(WinXPr3 32 bit) files

Hello Grubby76, welcome to the forum.

We have an excellent Window 7 File Association Tutorial here:
Open With - Change Default Program

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Hello please help me. well I have office 2007 and office 2003 on my PC. So my friwnd gave me a ppt file that is in office 2010 and unfortunatly i dont have office 2010. if there are any converters to convert this file in offive 2007??? or if there is other way to open this 2010 file?

Answer:Open office 2010 PPT files with Office 2007

2010 doesn't have different file extensions from 2007. docx, xlsx, pptx, accdb. You should be able to open those files in 2007 without issue.Also, it's not really the best idea to have two different versions of Office installed. They can conflict, especially when it comes to macros and equations.

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I now have a new problem, before I managed to open 2007 files by opening Office 2010 and then from inside the application choosing to open a file. The problem I have though is if I just try to open an Office 2007 file then I can't open it, and I can't change the default program to open it.

How do you get Office 2010 to open all the Office 2007 files such as word, excel etc?

Answer:Can't open Office 2007 files with Office 2010!

please don't cross post

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I've recently got a new machine and had copied my old PST file over. Whenever I go to open it I get "File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file C:\Users\*username*\Documents\Outlook Files\*pst file name*"

I created a test archive and was able to open that one (same location ) just fine.
Is there an add-in/converter tool I need to run in order to be able to open my old PST file?

Answer:Open an Office 2007 PST file in Office 2010

How to move your personal folders (.pst) file in Outlook

Also, lots of information about transferring PST files here:
Backup and Restore | HowTo-Outlook

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Hey All,

Here is my issue. The Company we consult for has not transitioned all of the way to Office 2007. We have a number of machines that still have Office 2003. Compatibility Pack works on almost all issues.

Current issue is one of our users received a PowerPoint 2003 that has embedded PowerPoint 2007 files. When the user opens the PowerPoint 2007 file Office 2003 shuts down. He has to download the 2007 file to his desktop.

From what I can see this is because the file conversion process shuts down Office 2003 before attempting to open the PowerPoint 2007 file.

Another issue that may be complicating the error is we had to run a Fixit patch from Microsoft that was causing Excel, Word and PowerPoint to be scanned which caused long opening times. I don't remember the KB article for that one at the moment but will find it if I need to.

Thanks for any help in advance.

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Free Office 2007 To Office 2010 Upgrade Period Starts Today

Microsoft plans to release the final version of Microsoft Office 2010 on June 15 and is ? as always ? offering free upgrades for users who happen to purchase the previous version of the Office suite shortly before that release. In a blog post over at Technet Microsoft announced that the free upgrade period starts today which means that users who purchase Office 2007 from today on will be eligible for a free upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 once it comes out.
The process works the following way:
Purchase Office 2007, or a new PC with Office 2007, and activate it between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010.
Have, or create a Windows Live ID.
Redeem your Tech Guarantee before October 31, 2010 by visiting

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Good Evening Everyone,

I have a few questions concerning the Installation of 2010 Office. I know that I have to uninstall Office 2007. I have no clue on how to save or where to save my documents from Office 2007. The documents consist of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and a few various folders. Should I from the Start Menue click on Documents select all and copy. Where should I place this copy? Can It be left on my hard drive? After I install Office 2010 can I then copy the "Document File" and place in Documents. Will all the files end up in the proper place for their programs, Word files go to Word, Excel goes to Excel so on and so forth. Thank you so much for all your help and cooperation. It is greatly appreciated. I hope I described my situation correctly. I look forward to hearing from you.

Answer:2010 Office Professional Plus to Replace 2007 Office Small Business

But you don't have to uninstall Office 2007 to upgrade to 2010. That's the general rule as you can generally upgrade from lower SKUs to higher SKUs (Small Business to Pro Plus). As far as saving your documents, you can really save them wherever you like on your hard drive or on any CD or flash drive if you wish to do so. As far as file types, after 2010 is installed, they should all register properly for their programs so that Word documents open in Word, Excel Documents in Excel, etc.

Though if you have all of you documents already saved within "Documents" or "My Documents" or some other folder you've set aside and you want to uninstall 2007 before upgrading to 2010, the documents themselves will be retained when you uninstall, you just won't be able to really do much with them until you install 2010.

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I have office 2010 ready to install on my computer, but many people I work with still use office 2007. Am I likely to get into compatibility issues when we exchange files (mostly Word and Excel, btw)?


Answer:Are Office 2007 and 2010 files compatible?

You are very unlikely to have any issues exchanging those file types. I use both versions on different machines and have had no issues opening files I've created on either machine with the other machines.

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When I try to open a 2007 Word or Excel document I recieve as an attachment in Outlook 2003, I get the following message:
"This action is only valid for products that are currently installed". Office 2007 compatibility pack was installed and it still did not work.

I then uninstalled Office 2003, uninstalled the Office 2007 compatibility pack and then I ran CCleaner to clean up the registry. I updated my OS (currently has Windows XP SP3) with all updates, reinstalled Office 2003, installed Office 2003 SP 3 and then reinstalled the Office 2007 compatibility pack.

I still get the same message when I try to open an Office 2007 attachment in Outlook 2003.

OS is Windows XP SP3 fully updated
Office 2003 SP 3 fully updated

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any hel on this issue.

Feral Geek

Answer:Solved: Cannot open Office 2007 documents even with Office 2007 compatibility pack in

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Hey guys, my wife is taking a course that requires her to install Office 2010. The issue is that she wants to preserve her current setup which includes Office 2003 and 2007 existing side-by-side on her Windows 7 (64-bit Home Edition) notebook.
The 2003/2007 setup is not one that she really wants to mess with (i.e., she has no interest whatsoever in uninstalling the two Office suites that she currently has), so ideally she would like to have Office 2010 installed temporarily (for the duration of her course) on the machine without interfering with the current setup.
What is the most painless way of doing this that does not involve shelling out for a second computer?

Answer:Installing Office 2010 on a machine with Office 2003/2007

Hi, welcome to the forum,
I had a similar situation here but in the end I opted out.

I removed both Office 2003 and 2007 and installed 2010, I then used virtual XP and installed 2003 there, 2007 and 2010 are too similar and the dll's will 'bite' along the way.

Even my 2003 and 2007 gave me issues after some time.

Have you checekd what the Microsoft Support site says?

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Hi everyone,

When I first got my computer (Windows 7 Home Premium SP1), it had a preinstalled trial version of Microsoft Office 2007. I removed it via the control panel (Programs and Features) and installed Office 2010. However, I still get Office 2007 updates via Windows Update. They even installed successfully.
There are no Office 2007 components listed under Programs and Features.

Why am I getting Office 2007 updates although I've got only Office 2010?...

Answer:receiving Office 2007 updates but have got Office 2010 installed

This should help:
How do I uninstall the 2007 Office suites if I cannot uninstall it by using the "Add or Remove Programs" feature?

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Am not sure what to do with these updates:

Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553181) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553310) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553455) 32-Bit Edition

Windows Updates says they are important.

I do not have Office 2010 installed. Office 2007 is installed.

My security software keeps telling me I am at risk because my operating system is not up to date.

Any thoughts on what I should do?

Answer:Receiving updates for Office 2010 but Office 2007 is installed.

If your computer is relatively new, it may have come with a trial install of Office 2010 - check the Start menu, and the Programs & Features listing.
You may also have installed Viewers for things like PowerPoint 2010, which still require updates.

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I am running a copy of Office 2007 Ultimate that I got through an academic program. I need to install a key for Office 2010 on a new system. The cost for the key only is about $20 less than a 3 license traditional disk version, so I am considering upgrading every system.

However, I don't want to lose MS Access or MS Publisher to upgrade.

If I install Office 2010 Home & Student over Office 2007 Ultimate, will the extra programs from Office 2007 still be available to me? I know they will not be upgraded, but having a few different versions floating around doesn't bother me.

Answer:Office 2007 Ultimate to Office 2010 Home & Student

No... those two programs are not available in the student version...

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My Dell Inspiron came with Microsoft Office Starter 2010. It has only Word and Excel. I have an Office 2007 Ultimate disk which has all the goodies. Can I install 2007 over Starter 2010, or should I remove Starter 2010 (if that's possible) first? Thanks.

Answer:Office Starter 2010 and Office 2007 Ultimate

Remove and then install 2007. Otherwise, 2k10 takes precedent over older versions.

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My laptop came preinstalled with the 2007 compatibility pack. I installed Office 2010 the day I bought the laptop. Have been running for many months and never noticed this: the default application to open docx files in the Microsoft Open XML Converter. The default for doc files is Microsoft Word. The only version of Word I have on my computer is 2010. If I remember correctly, the laptop came with a 2007 trial version but I deleted that - I still have a link to "reinstall MS Office trial." Whenever I click on a docx file, it opens in Word. I'm running Win 7 64-bit Home Premium but the 32-bit version of Office 2010.

Here's the strange part: if I set Word as the default application for opening docx files, I lose the Word icon and get what I believe is the Wordpad icon (the standard sheet of paper with corner turned over and lines on it) as my icon for docx files. The registry tells me that the defaulticon for docx files is Wordpad.exe. The icon for doc files is still the Word icon. Same thing happens if I uninstall the compatibility pack, which of course I don't even need, and then I also lose my Excel icon and am "iconless" for Excel files. If I try to set the default icon in the registry to the Word icon, I get a tiny Word icon in lieu of the normal Word icon.

I discovered all this by following this advice for being able to open Word docs stored on Microsoft's Skydrive:
You should not need the "Compatibility Pack for the Office 20... Read more

Answer:Office 2007 compatibility pack and Office 2010

Uninstall everything relating to Microsoft Office (both Office 2010 & the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack, & anythng else to do with Office.

Restart Windows.

Now re-install Office 2010

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I purcased MS OFiice 2010 Professional through the MS Home Use Program to replace MS Office 2007.

I received the link and product key via e-mail; I've ordered the CD's but they won't arrive for another 2 weeks.

Several posts indicated that I should uninstall the 2007 version, then install the 2010 version. If I do that, I won't have access to the e-mail for the download.

Should i just install 2010 over 2007, or wait for the CD's?

Answer:Installing MS Office 2010 to replace Office 2007

Wait for the DVD, or download the ISO then write it to DVD for installation. After installation, activate it with the licence key you purchased.
Dell Community

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Starting today (3/5/10), consumers who purchase and activate Office 2007 will be able to download Office 2010 at no additional cost when it becomes available in June 2010.

All you need to be eligible for this program ? Office 2010 Technology Guarantee ? is the following:Purchase Office 2007, or a new PC with Office 2007, and activate it between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010.
Have, or create a Windows Live ID
Redeem your Tech Guarantee before October 31, 2010 by visiting Microsoft Office 2010 Technology Guarantee - Technology Guarantee - Microsoft Office.

The Office 2010 Technology Guarantee will be fulfilled online, via download, at no additional cost.


Answer:Buy Office 2007 Today, Get Office 2010 Free

BOB SAGET!!!!!!!!!!!!! I activated myn last week

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Neowin has posted some statistics of Office 2007 and Office 2010 beta. So here are the details
Office and Office 2007 Momentum
o 41 billion minutes in Outlook
o 31 billion minutes in Word
o 18 billion minutes in Excel
o 3 billion minutes in PowerPoint
o In October 2009, US online PC users spent more time in PowerPoint than in Halo 2 on the PC
o In October 2009, US online PC users spent more time in Excel than QuickBooks
o >500 M people worldwide use Office at work, home and school
o Approximately 250 M people worldwide use Office at home
Office 2010 Beta momentum
o More than 2.5 million people have downloaded the Office 2010 beta so far
o Over 80% of beta users have encouraged others to download the Office 2010 beta
o Over 75% of beta users are satisfied with the Office 2010 beta
o 9 out of 10 beta users feel that the Office 2010 beta is an improvement over their current productivity suite
o More than 2 out of 3 beta users think the Ribbon makes it easier to discover new features
o 75% think BackStage view makes Office a better overall experience
o More than 4 out of 5 beta users who have used Sparklines in Excel 2010 say it makes their data in Excel easier to interpret
o 90% of beta users who have used PowerPoint photo editing believe they have saved time by not using another application
o 3 of 4 beta users who use Outlook conversation management say it makes their inbox less cluttered
o More than 75% of beta users who have used OneNote say it he... Read more

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New PC has Windows 7 and the Starter version of Office 2010. Don't like it, don't like the "bullying" they use to get you to buy something that should come with the PC. Have downloaded Office 2007, but having difficulty dealing with different versions of docs. Converting them to 2007 is tedious. I'd like to scrap 2010, but don't want to lose anything.

I read previous thread about this. It said to be sure I had Service Pack 2 or 3 (both?) for Office 2007. I have Service Pack 1 for Windows 7, but cannot find any other service packs. How do I find them? Should I download a pack--which one and how?

I'm a university instructor and it would save me a great deal of time if I didn't have to monkey around with all the different versions of Word.

Thank you for any help you can give! I've been trying to figure this out on my own for some time, and know you guys are pretty good--you helped me out awhile back!

;o) JG

Answer:Safe to scrap Office 2010, Use Office 2007?

What do you think you would "lose" by uninstalling software you don't want? Just uninstall Office 2010, and install Office 2007.

Run your normal backup processes before making any system changes.

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I installed office 2010 independent of 2007..Installed OK..but when I clcik on office docx or pptx files the system goes to reconfigure each time and gather info..then open the file..annoying..can I set the system default to say recognize 2010 as default..I need to keep 2007 until I am sure that 2010 is working Ok..add-ins etc.. Windows 7 64 bit..32 bit install

Answer:Office 2010 and Office 2007 same machin 7x64

Yes you can. The only condition is that you only have one version of outlook installed on your computer at a time.

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I upgraded my Office Pro 2007 to Office Standard 2010 yesterday and everything went fine with the exception. On this one machine the user is having word crash while he is working on it, sometimes right away, sometimes it is good for five minutes, it crashes no matter what the file is, even on new documents with very little text. Nothing has worked, we have even attempted reinstall of the office suite. Can I fix my office word ? The system is running Windows 7. Fully up to date on patches and there is no 3rd party software installed that isn't installed on other machines in the building. The error message is listed below, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Problem signature.

Answer:I upgraded my Office Pro 2007 to Office Standard 2010

Please describe what you mean by "Crash"?

Is this a company machine, if so then you need to have your IT people have a look at it.

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I had created a spreadsheet file in MS-Office 2007 with extensio (xls).After few day i formatted my computer and installed xp and then opend the same file using OpenOffice.I saved the changes but forgot to change the extension to xls.So after when i tried to open the file from MS-Office 2007,it tell
"The file you are trying to open is in different form than specified by the file extension.Verify thtat the file is not corrupted and is from trusted source before opening the file.Do you wnat to open the file now?"
And when i click ok...the spread sheet is blank..
then i tried opening with OpenOffice but asks for text imports...but again the spreadsheet is blank...
the size of the file is as before....
Is there any solution..or it need a professionls to get the thing done.
the file is very important for pleas help me get the file...
i will be glad to get the solution...

Answer:cannot open excle file created from MS-Office 2007 but later saved in Open Office

Unless it contained sensitive data, could you post the Calc file here so that we can take a look.

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Microsoft has accidentally posted details about a promotion it will be running for those who buy Office 2007 a few months before and after the release of Office 2010 in June 2010. It is called the "Microsoft Office 2010 Technology Guarantee Program," though Redmond is not yet ready to announce it. "Microsoft has not disclosed an Office 2010 Technology Guarantee," a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars. "We have no further comment at this time."
According to a cached copy of a post on "In The Know - Charles Van Heusen's Weblog," which is part of the Microsoft US Partner Community website, Customers who purchase a copy of Office 2007, with or without a new PC, from an authorized reseller between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010 qualify for the promotion. Buy Office 2007, get 2010 free? Microsoft posts, pulls deal

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Hello-I'm not IT literate, have enrolled on IT course without reading small print (I need MS Office 2010+only had 2007 version on laptop-no good)-hence I've now got a link+key for 2010. Seller is advising me to remove '07 version before I download new version. I could probably find out how to do this via Google but I get the idea it's something I can't reverse if things muck up i.e. I'll be left with no version of Office? can you uninstall+reinstall if things go wrong? Can I download via dongle? Is there anything else I should know? Thank-ee kindly

Answer:Transfer from MS Office 2007 to MS Office 2010

Deleting the program will not affect your files. Make sure that your Outlook .pst File is regularly backed up and all should be plain sailing.
Before you uninstall Office, create a Restore Point, and then go ahead with the installation.
Are you confidant of the 'bona fides' of your supplier of Office 2010, if it appears cheap and is not from a well known seller, beware? Hacked Software is one of the most frequent Scams in the game!

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Hi there
Just a quicky -- apart from using say a VM for testing Office 2010 I'd like to install on an existing machine so I can compare immediately if there are any significant differences between Office 2007 and 2010 before deploying for a lot of users.

I've never tried running two versions of office on the same machine -- are there any implications such as incompatable DLL's with the same name etc.

Anybody runnung both versions (32 bit even though I'm running W7 X-64).


Answer:Can I keep OFFICE 2007 alongside Office 2010

I had installed Office 2010 and Office 2007 version side by side. Had no problems, but confusion sometimes.

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I have Office 2010. Is there any reason why I shouldn't remove Office 2007, 2007 updates, service packs, etc?

Answer:Should I remove Office 2007 when I also have Office 2010?

As I say I have two versions installed OK and no conflicts... However there have been occasions when two versions of Outlook have been known to conflict; albeit rare but happened nonetheless. So "beachyhbt's" comment re' possible Outlook conflicts is not without foundationM$ usually advise to remove the one before installing another; and that can be done by simply using the Add/Remove programmes option (Control Panel). You will select the Office version and then you can select the specific Outlook version to remove (only). No need to remove the whole Office suit - unless you really want to or need the space.If you decide to lose Office 2007 completely - again do so via Add/Remove etc. Aafterwards verify the remaining Office installation is OK; then simply empty recycle-bin and defrag the drive?I have had two version of Office happily co-exist; and even three briefly.As before - ensure you "export" the pst files first and perhaps check them by importing them to the another Outlook installation. Also save them both on the current hard drive (in a location not normally addressed by Outlook (i.e. a specific folder created for the purpose); and also to an external storage (dvd at least..; perhaps even a usb stick/flash drive too - although flash drives aren't the best for long term storage).

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I have been running Office 2003 since it first came out and continue to run it on virtually all my computers. I have one recently purchased computer with Win7 and thought I would try Office 2010. Aside from the amazingly awkward interface and organization of things, I have noticed:

far more problems with corrupted files in Office2010 than in Office2003
Further, when I send documents via email between computers I find that some .docx files arrive as .dat files. Does not ever happen when files are simply move across the network
xls files created in xl2003 run much faster in their native environment than when translated into xl2010 and run in that environment (benchmarks on the two computers suggest that they are about = re performance)

Has anyone had similar problems

Answer:Office 2003 vs Office 2007/2010

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I have a small problem that maybe someone can assist me with.
I recently purchased a new note book with Windows 7 and also purchased Office 2010, Home edition.
I downloaded the software and input my activation code satisfactorily and everything appeared fine, but when I reopen say, Excel or Word I get a message asking me to enter my activation code, but the heading on the message says ?Office 2007? although my software indicates ?Office 2010? at the top of the page.
Is it possible that my note book came with ?Office 2007? preloaded and doesn?t recognise the fact that ?Office 2010? is now loaded?
It also indicates that I can only open again 23 more times.
Your assistance would be appreciated.

Sid Dean

Answer:Office 2010 conflict with Office 2007

Hi sidean & welcome,

Did you do a search to see if Office 2007 was listed on your computer?

As you are having an activation problem I would suggest you contact Microsoft Product Activation Center / Support directly.

Note with the phone option -
Step 5. If the automated service is unsuccessful, stay on the line and your call will be transferred to a Microsoft Product Activation Customer Service representative who will help you to activate your product. The representative will give you a confirmation ID number if your copy of product is genuine.

Links below may be able to help you on your way.


How to contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center

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Can I now install Microsoft Office 2007 instead of Microsoft Office Starter 2010. I had to format my PC and start over again. I have not installed Starter 2010 although it is pre-installed on the PC. It was the cause of my problem by completely freezing the PC.

Answer:Office 2007/Office Starter 2010

Yes you can instal office 2007
Office starter would still be there if you had done a "factory restore"

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i have got office 2010 pro plus but i have just got a windows update for office 2007 SP2

im guessing it isnt right so should i just hide the update or install it?
i havent got it on any other pc's with win7+office 2010 just the one i use most often

Answer:office 2007 SP2 update but i have office 2010

I would probably hide it

Unless you have anything left over from 2007, Project or Visio for example.

it could also have been triggered by an add-on designed for 2007 that's reporting incorrectly

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I'm running Windows 7 on my new computer, which came with a trial version of Office 2010. Rather than buy the full version when the trial expired, I installed the Office 2003 I had on my old -- now dead -- computer. I now find that I can't open the Word and Excel files I created with the 2010 version. Is there a 'cloud' site where I could send the 2010 files and have them returned to me as standard .xls and .doc files? Or is there a free converter available for download?

Answer:Solved: How can I open Office 2010 documents on a computer that has only Office 2003?

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it's possible that Office was installed improperly, i cannot open any other non Windows app, they all open to Office Word. is this a virus?
System Restore opens to Office, Control Panel works normally. How can I fix this?

Answer:Office 2010- the other apps have Word icons and open to Office.

Is this a legally liensed version of MS Office?
Sounds as if you didn't install Office...who did, in that case?
When was Office installed?
System manufacturer and model?

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I have files that I made in Office 97 and 2003. I cannot open them in Word or Excel 2007. They are all in "code" when I open them. I downloaded Open Office and can open them from there , but it does not give me choice to save them in Office 2007 format.
I have had problems gettng used to MS 2007 and more problems with some of the functions on Open Office. Is there a program that I can download , in order to open these files in MS Office 2007?
I am only a home user and not proficient in either software. Know just the basics.

Answer:Can't open old files in MS Office 2007

Office 2007 is fully backwards compatable.

Can you confirm that the files that you are trying to open in Word are .doc files?

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I have a 60 day trial version of Office 2007 Home & Student on my laptop and would like to try the free Open Office before deciding to pay microsoft to keep Office 2007. Can anyone please tell me if I can have both programmes running on my computer at the same time please?

Answer:Trial Home & Student Office 2007 and Open Office

Of course you can, neither program will interfere with the other.Be careful about file association options when installing Open Office though, as OO may well take over the MS Office file types...

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I installed office 2007 (full install after uninstall of office 2003) on vista yesterday and every time I open an office product, it gives me a message ?please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office professional 2007?. Then it pops a window with a status bar for ?Configuration Progress?.

I looked this up online and it said that this was caused by installing as a user, not an administrator. So I uninstalled office entirely, booted, and reinstalled as administrator.

Still doing the same thing. Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:office 2007 configuring every time I open an office app on vista

that behaviour it's from all office versions till now, i didn't see that in 2007, create a new user and see if it does the same, generally office firt starts do that to configure the profile, if it works just backup our profile and make a new one for you


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On my Win7 PC I have open office and on my WinXP Laptop I have Office 2007. Both have one major problem: the spell-checker does not work regularly for English and does not work at all for other languages, e.g., French, Spanish, or German.

I did read other threads regarding this problem and I did go through the routine of Tools-option-writing aids; and marked "check spelling as you type." I also have my abc on the menu bar checked and the adjacent ABC is underlined with a red wavy line (which means the spell-checker is active).

The problem is that when I activate the Eng language in my task bar and type a wrong word, it will be marked with a wavy red line-- which means my spell checker works for English. Now while I still have English on my language bar, if I type a word in Spanish, the spell-checker doesn't work because the foreign word is not marked with red-wavy line. If I change the language in my task bar to Spanish and write a wrong Spanish word, again the spellchecker doesn't seem to work.

Anybody has any idea what seems to be the problem?

I greatly appreciate your help.

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I have an Excel file which has some moving objects as well as some drop down menus. I recently installed MS Office 2007 after erasing 2003. The Excel tables now are disabled, the file now looks like a picture, only the fields outside of the content are really clickable.I have tried to enable all macros, downloaded the MS compatibility pack, still same issue. Any suggestions/ideas? The file works in 2013 and 2016.I can share the file upon request ...

Answer:Office 2003 Excel file will not open with Office 2007

Thank you for your suggestions, here an update: I got the file working - how, no idea. I re-opened the original attachment, deleted the one I had on my PC and voila, it works.

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Hi as it say I cannot open any of my odt or sxw Documents that I saved with OpenOffice writer that I had to uninstall because it was leaving about 40 odt files running in Prossess in the Background
eg:Task Manager > Prossess. So I installed MS office 2010 and all the files I have are 90% odt and sxw and MS Word 2010 will not open them? looks like a coding issue? see Attachment? I can open these file's in Word Pad no problems. Im also having trouble setting up a "Default Style" which I use all the time I never use anything else it's only a Home Computer the Default Style Format I want to set is: > Veranda >11 > reguler > Line size 1.5 It's been many years since I had to set this all up and I have completly Forgotten I would appreciate any help please Dazza PS what do I do to convert Snagit ScrShots Make them Smaller so I can Attach them here
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Answer:Just installed MS Office Word (2010) Cannot open any odt or sxw files

How did you uninstall OO ?
When you double click on one of your files.....does OO still try to open it ?....(this is despite the fact that you uninstalled it..!?)
Can you right click on a "open with".....does OO still appear in the menu there as an option to open the file with?

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Mom's system just got hosed so I had to reinstall. I installed Win2K with SP4, Office XP, and all updates. I tried to open a .docx file with Word, and it said I needed to install a converter from here:

I did so, and now when I try to open a .docx it says,
"This is a pre-release version of the Compatibility Pack and can open pre-release Office 2007 files only. Do you want to check for a newer version of the Compatibility Pack? (OK) (Cancel)"

So I click OK and it takes me back to the above page to download the same thing again..

I found this:
In method 1, there is no Office2007Converters.adm file,
In method 2, there is no HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office directory in regedit,

I wonder if the release date of 1/6/2010 for version 4 of the compatibility pack might have anything to do with the problem. Could Microsoft have possibly re-released the pre-release version as an "update"?

Word was working fine before the re-install. And I've tried opening several files which were working fine before, with no problems, so it's not the file that is broken.

Any ideas?

Answer:Office XP won't open Word 2007 files

I don't know about the Office problem, but free Open Office from Here should at least allow her to open and use those files. :wave

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Sometime last week I noticed that I can't open up any of my MS office saved files like word, excel, access. I uninstalled and reinstalled, but still have the same problem. It will let me open the application of word, etc. and work normally and save a file, but it will not let me open up a file. When I try, I get an error box that says "the file FILENAME is not available."

Any ideas on how to fix this, I really need my MS office apps.

Answer:Ms Office 2007 Saved Files Won't Open


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G'day all,
I recently went from XP to Vista which has Office Excel 2007. The problem is that I saved spreadsheets from excel 2003 that saved as XLR files. The 2007 excel is supposed to open these files but it won't . There seems to be plenty of information on reading 2007 files with 2003 programs but not the reverse. Can I open them in a computer that has excel 2003 and save or convert the files to xlsx?
Hope someone can help, old dog.

Answer:Office Excel 2007 won't open xlr files

This looks like what you need.

If that appears too scary, google docs will open your excel 2003 spreadsheets. I'm not sure if you can convert them.
Also Open Office v3 supports both older office and newer office file types.

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Having upgraded my desktop PC to Office 2010, I need to import three seperate letter template files for use in Word. These were lost during the upgrade but are on my laptop, which still runs Office 2003, as .dot type files and I also have them copied to a memory stick. However, I am at a loss as to how and where to save them into the new programme on my desktop PC. If it makes a difference, I should add that I do not use Libraries and have disabled them.
Can anyone advise please?

Answer:Importing template files from Office 2003 to Office 2010

Problem solved - with a bit of advice from a friend! Unsurprisingly, it's very simple.

- Open the document in Word
- Click "Save As"
- Scroll to top of folder list and, under "Microsoft Word", click "Templates"
- Name the template and select "Word Template" in the "Save As Type" list
- Save it

I still don't know where they are saved to but I can now call them up and use them.


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In the office I have several hundred PST files. When I go to File - Open - Outlook Data Files
I can only select one file. Thus it's taking forever just to get through the alphabet... I there a method to open all the data files? I cannot select all - I am forced to choose one by one ...thanks

Answer:Office 2007 - Open - Outlook Data Files

You can only do it 1 at a time.

Why would you want 100's of PST files. You're scroll bar would go on for ever.

If you just want all the exsisting emails in one place. How about just inporting them?.

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Good Day,

I've often used the Files and Transfer Wizard to move files in the Windows XP environment, including those for people moving from Office 2003 to 2007, however, I've just been asked to move a person from a computer that would result in them moving backwards from Office 2007 to Office 2003; is this possible? What concerns should be considered? Obviously if they have a number of documents saved in the 2007 it could be problematic, though could the compatibility pack offered by Microsoft offset that concern? Thoughts? Thanks.


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A charity is considering upgrading its workstations to Office 2013 from Office 2007.
They have lots of files in the .docx, .xlsx, .xlsm, and .xltm formats that they would need to access on a daily basis.

- Would the upgrade cause compatability problems with working with files created under these above formats?

Answer:Considering upgrade to Office 2013 - potential problems with Office 2007 files?

To my knowledge, they should not have any issues.

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We have an upgrade on our computer units here in the company, my problem is when users save their 2007 excel files an error pops up, Errors were detected while saving "File Name". Microsoft maybe able to save the file by removing or repairing some features. To make the repairs in new file, click Continue. To cancel saving the file, click Cancel.

By the way, the files were save on the file server and users access them through single roaming profile that we created with full access on their folders.
i am hoping i could find an answer.

thank you

Answer:Error on saving MS Office Excel 2007 files to MS Office 2013

i have many views, but no reply... i am starting to think this forum is not helping me !...

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I have many files (Word, Excel, and others) that were created in Office XP Professional 2002. Will I experience any trouble in continuing to use these files in Office Home & Business 2010? That is, reading them and/or modifying them?

Answer:Office 2002 files transferred to Office 2010

No you won't have any problems, all previous versions of documents are compatible in newer versions of office.

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When I installed MS Office 2010 many months ago I assumed it would replace MS Office 2007 but it didn't. My question can I, and should I uninstall Office 2007. Somehow recently, when I open a Word document it attempts to open it with Word 2007. However I get a separate little window informing me that "The setup controller encountered an error during install." When I click OK the box goes away and the doc opens...but I can't make any changes to it and the only options in the pull down list is Open, Print and Close. All others are grayed out.

Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:MS Office 2007 vs MS Office 2010

You might want to uninstall BOTH of them, reboot your machine and the reinstall 2010.

I know that if you uninstall 2007 then you will have to do a repair on 2010.
BUT, before you do either of these, make sure you have your Office 2010 CD and keycode.

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Hi there

I've managed to get Office 2007 (PRO) to install and run perfectly on Linux (with Wine). Office 2010 seems absolutely to resist working with Linux. Office 2010 32 bit version gets a lot of the way but then fails with "Un-recoverable error". I nearly DIED when I loaded up my old Enterprise office 2007 and IT WORKED !!!.

I can't see any perceivable differences between Office 2007 and 2010 that would make any difference at all to even quite a sophisticated user.

My VBA macros in Excel all work -- I've been playing around with WPS (Kingsoft) office on Linux but OFFICE 2007 has things like OUTLOOK etc which are very useful and WPS office is still in "Alpha" stage.

I haven't had any glitches in Office 2007 so I can't actually see what's wrong if I stick with it -- in any case I doubt whether businesses even in 20 years time (will long be retired) will not be able to handle office 2007 documents.

(I still have the "Terminal access" Enterprise key of Office 2007 i.e multiple activations so it actually ACTIVATED OK too !!).


Answer:Office 2007 How much different from Office 2010

Office 2007 is not "that" different from 2010. They moved a few things around and tweaked the ribbon in 2010. You can use this tool to get the menu back like Office 2003. Free for home users. I was so impressed I bought five licences.
UBit Schweiz: UBitMenu International Languages

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I'm not sure of the best way to describe this, so bear with me. My husband has a computer that he uses at a non-profit office (so no tech support available). It is Windows 7, with (he believes) Office 2007 products. He often needs to open multiple files at once, such as 2 or 3 Excel (for instance) documents. Although they open in their own window, the Task Bar on the desktop will only show one icon for Excel, regardless of the number of Excel documents open, rather than displaying each open file so he can either select by filename or scroll over the icon to quickly determine which file is which.

Hope I've explained this OK. Any advice will be helpful.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to make Office 2007 files open in separate tabs

It doesn't have anything to do with the Word program, it's how Windows 7 behaves, to change this setting do the following:

right click on the task bar > click "properties" > on the "task bar" tab > "taskbar buttons" > click the dropdown menu > it is likely set to "always combine, hide labels", so select "combine when taskbar is full" or "never combine" > click "Apply" then click "OK"

Each open document should now show on the taskbar.

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:wave If I have, and LOVE Open Office :drool, but run in to the occasional file that I can't open with it, not the new .xdoc or anything, but for instance, a friend of mine sent me a .doc that I couldn't open with OOrg, can they coexist on a machine? Can I still use OOrg for everything, and MSO for things that get emailed to me?

I am guessing I can, and this new CD is licensed for 3 machines, so I might use it on mine, if it's not going to mess up OOrg..

Thanks guys!

Both windows XP Machines.. my signature refers to a machine I have at home. lol

Answer:Open Office & Microsoft Office (2007)

Yes, you can run OOorg and MS Office on the same PC. You may run into occasional problems when the PC can't decide which program to use to open a certain document, but this is easily solved by right clicking on the document, and selecting Open With and then selecting the program you want to open it with.

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Office XP tries to Install when I start WORD/EXCEL in Office 2007.

I upgraded from Office XP Pro to Office 2007 Standard. Whenever I start WORD, EXCEL or POWERPOINT, Office XP is looking for PRORET.MSI to try to install. If I close it, Office 2007 apps open normally. This happens every time I open any of the three apps mentioned if a copy is not already open. BTW, this does not happen when I open OUTLOOK 2007.

Can anyone tell me how to stop this irritating occurrence? Thanks!!


Answer:MS Office XP trying to launch when I open Office 2007


Assuming you had Office XP installed at some point. You need to be sure it was uninstalled properly. Try OrkTools , it comes with an unistall wizard, if you can't uninstall from Programs and Features in Control Panel.

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It is possible to open a Word 2003/Excel 2003 document in Word 2007/Excel 2007. But some time we have to work with Word 2007/Excel 2007 files at a PC where Office 2003 is installed. Can it be possible?

Answer:Office 2007 files opening in Office 2003.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack

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Ok, well up until yesterday my father was using Office 2000 with Microsoft binder for work. He just got a new laptop for work and he's got Office 2007 installed. From the looks of Microsoft's site it states that 'Microsoft Unbind is not included with Office 2007.' Looks like what I really need is Microsoft Binder from Office 2000. Is there a place I can download it (legally) or purchase it? He literally has thousands of binder files (*.obd) that he needs to be able to access. I've tried searching with nothing turning up.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Answer:Microsoft Office Binder (*.obd files) with Office 2007?

So further searching turned up that Unbind for Office XP/2003 is just a waste of time for Office 2007 and no point in looking further into that.

So then I found this:

Which seems to me if I can track down a Office 2000 disc I should be able to install JUST Binder 2000. Results show that it works along side Office XP/2003 so I don't see why it wouldn't with Office 2007. It would only be used to unbind old files, not create new ones.

If anyone has any other thoughts that would be great.
I'll look into what I wrote above tomorrow and post back with the results if need be.

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This is a D630 newly formatted Dell laptop and the user has had it about a month. Yesterday she noted that opening any Office 2007 program (but particularly Word) was very slow. I checked it out, and noted that in the bottom left of the Word document, when first opening Word it said " Contacting C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office..... for information

Outlook said the same thing.

Other users that started at the same time as she did and using the same model of laptop (and same image on the laptop) are fine and not experiencing this problem.

I disabled antivirus and all add ons, no change.
I ran diagnostics, which found one issue (that it did not name) that it said it fixed, but no change
I took out the printer drivers, no change
I repaired office, no change
I checked for any recent updates, nothing since June 19th. She has the latest Office updates (inc SP2)
I checked she didn't have something strange in the TCP/IP bindings.

Anybody have some idea?

Answer:Solved: Office 2007 slow to open--says Contacting C:\Program Files\... for informatio

The Fix:
Run Regedit and navigate to the Word Data Key: whilst DATA is selected press
Delete. Word will create a new key when it is restarted.

Word Data Key


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Hi,I have a problem. I am trying to convert the files on my laptop, which were created in Microsoft Office XP, to the new .docx format. I recently purchased Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007. I have searched everywhere but cannot find an answer. I have downloaded the Office compatibility pack but nothing happens. I can open the documents through MS Word. When i try to open it from the desktop or any other location, it says to choose from a list of programs, but MS Word isn't there. I searched for MS Word and found it and clicked open...but nothing happened. BTW, i am running VIsta...any help???

Answer:converting office xp files to office 2007

click herethis may help...

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I am running Office 2003 on Windows 7. My PC is only 6 months old and everything has been running like butter. All of a sudden Office files open slowly when double-clicked from their respective locations (they would normally blink up). If I open Word or Excel and then open the files from there, they open quick. Outlook on the other hand, is just slow to load up...which it wasn't before.

I did a ton of research online and couldn't get a clear fix. My thoughts are:
Anti Virus? (I'm using AVG Free)
Ad-Aware Free? (Ad-Watch live is on...however it was on before)
Windows update or office update?

But obviously I'm here to get your thoughts. It's a pain in the ass when I bought a new PC so it could perform quick, and now spreadsheets and email take 20 seconds or more to open.


Answer:Office files open slowly (Office 2003 / Windows 7)

I just wanted to add that when I disconnect the PC from the internet, the problem seems to go away?

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Does anyone know if Open Office is compatible with Office 2007 file, or if they are building compatability?

I've check on the Open Office website, but can't find squat.


Answer:Open Office and Office 2007

In short, yes.

Google this: "office 2007" ""

and it's the fourth option, a PDF.

Or go here:,128079-c,officesuites/article.html

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Hi All,

I have Office 2007 installed in my PC...plan to install another office software which one shall i go for Open or Office 2007.

Which is better between this 2?Can open office such as Ms Word file can open all existing Word document for MS word 2003,2007 and 2010?

Answer:Open Office VS Office 2007

In order to answer that question we would need to know what you define as "better". For instance, if your main consideration is price then OpenOffice is better since it is free to download. However, if you need the ability to create and run VBA macros, then Office 2007 is better since OpenOffice doesn't support VBA.

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Just about to install office 2003, but want to check if it is possible to open Office 2003 files with Office 2000 with minimum loss.Any experience?

Answer:open office 2003 files with Office 2000?

you should have no problems as i run office 2003 and my co-workers run office 2000 and they can open fine.I think it is only if you start encryting them that causes a few problems

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At work I have Windows 2000 along with Office 2000. If I save a document to disk and take it home, will my home computer with Windows 95 and Office 97 be able to read the document??? If not, how can I change them to RTF files?

Answer:Office 97: Will it open Office 2000 Word files?

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Right so there is Vista and Microsoft Office on my mom's computer, I type out the document on that, send it to my PC, it doesn't open it, concerns are surronding a little theory that if I type out a document on Vista and send it to a company, they won't be able to open it...Even if I save document as a 95 or 98 word file, still won't recognise it...Can abybody suggest anything?P.S. Vista PC has the full version of Office, my XP one, has expired Office that can only view documents...Thanks!

Answer:XP office can't open Vista office Word files...

and you save a created document in an earlier Word version format, anyone with Microsoft Office will be able to open it.Vista has nothing to do with it.

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Today marks the official release date to retail stores for Office 2010 and with that Microsoft is launching a $80 Million Dollar Ad Campaign they are calling the Make it Great Campaign. The ad's will focus on selected people from the 9 million who Beta Tested Office 2010. Seventy percent of the ad's will be via online channels, with the rest spent on print ads and billboards.
With the ad's, Today, Microsoft is circulating a list of Reasons to Try Office 2010.
1. Outlook Social Connector, providing a ?people-centric view of e-mail?
2. Linked Notes in the OneNote note-taking program (enabling users to ?dock? OneNote to the side of the screen, take notes and map those notes in the presentation.
3. Sparklines in Excel which are charts that fit into a single cell to show a trend at a glance
4. Photo editing in Word
5. Video and broadcast capabilities in PowerPoint
6. Office Web Apps, which are the Webified versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Microsoft is beginning to roll out a new version of Hotmail today (Windows Live Wave 4 Hotmail) that allows users to share these Office Web Apps documents via Hotmail
7. A Ribbon you can personalize by adding often-used commands (or by collapsing it to take up less space)
With the release, Microsoft is focusing on getting users to upgrade from previous versions of Office including Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2007
Check out the Make it Great site Microsoft Office 2010: Make It Great with Office 2010
Office 2... Read more

Answer:Microsoft launches $80Million Office 2010 Ad Campaign With todays Office 2010 Release

this time surprisingly,no office 2010 ultimate version like earlier..only upto professional plus..

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We are wanting to up-grade our current Office suite Office 2003 to either Office 2010 or Office 2013.  Our PC's are running Windows 7
I would just like to know what peoples opinions and advice is on this?

Answer:Up-grade from Office 2003 to Office 2010 or Office 2013

 I can't speak to Office 2013, but I've done numerous upgrades to Office through 2010.  When you install the new version, you have the option to keep the old version or just replace it.  Starting with Office 2007 the familiar menu bar has been replaced with the ribbons which take a lot of getting used to for folks used to older versions.  There's a little program called UbitMenu that will add most of the menu bar functions back in the 2007 and 2010 versions that a lot of folks find helpful.  If you do opt to have two different versions installed at the same time, what happens is that when you switch from one to the other, it goes through a juggling act that takes a minute or so.  It's a bit of a pain, but if you need it, it could be a convenience.
Good luck.

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Windows 7 Dell Multimedia computer.
It has Office 2007 installed , which includes PowerPoint 2007.

We need to upgrade PP 2007 to PP 2010 to help run embedded You Tube videos.

I have an unused and unopened stand alone version of PowerPoint 2010 to install on The Dell Multimedia computer.

How is the best way to do this upgrade with the least amount of problems ??

Can I uninstall only the PP app of Office 2007?
What if I uninstall the 2007, and then have problems installing the 2010?

Thanks in advance.

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I was just thinking if it is possible to have both Office 2007 and 2010 in the same OS?

Windows 7 in the PC have Office 2007. Now I want to upgrade to Office 2010. Firstly, is there any way to do it free? I mean I am not sure if I'll be ok with Office 2010 as much as I had been with Office 2007. So, obviously I'll prefer if I'm allowed to try it before..... something like a test drive.....

I was thinking of Office 2010 Starter edition..... Is it possible to have it along with the 2007 version?

Also, a friend of mine has recently got the Office 2010 Home and Business edition. Can I try it before buying?

Answer:Is it possible to have both Office 2007 and 2010 in the same OS?

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i have a legit version of office 2007

i use mostly word

i know the office 2007 has a buggy installer ,indeed there is a cleaner

i have never installed office 2007

so i'm worried about install it or upgrade to 2010

as i said i use mostly word

i would like to read some feebacks

do you use office 2007 under w7 32bit ?
is worth to upgrade to 2010 ?
is office 2010 multi-language like w7 ultimate?
i know lots of questions


Answer:office 2007 or 2010?

There are a few advantages to 2010. You can copy from one document, paste to another, and have a choice of which formatting to retain. I actually installed the 64-bit version, which was of course a mistake. Certain plug-ins will not work, such as EndNote 4. You can take screen shots directly from Word, new word art effects. etc. Nothing really major that would warrant me, personally, from upgrading. But I am entitled to the latest software where I work, so it's a no brainer. If you have the money to blow, get 2010. If you are conserving cash, stay with 2007. If you are broke, go with OpenOffice (which has now changed its name).

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Installed MS-Office Power-Point 2010 over Power-Point 2007. Problems with PP 2010 compatibility caused me to un-install PP 2010. From research on the web, I tried to reinstall PP 2007 by "Repair/Reinstall" MS-Office from the Control Panel. Setup ran for a very long time (7+ hrs) and hanging up about 2/3 through, so stopped I the process. Now MS Outlook occasionally turns to a blank orange screen and Windows Installer launches, trying to install a "Hybrid" 2007. If I reboot, Outlooks comes up OK and is usable. What do I need to do to: 1. Get Power-Point 2007 back and resolve the Outlook issue. I cannot find a reference to this anywhere - thank you, any help would be most appreciated.

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It may seem like a silly question but there is debate in my office about the compatibility between office 2010 documents being opened in office 2007. Is there any known issue with this?

Answer:Office 2007 to 2010

Look here:

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Microsoft has accidentally posted details about a promotion it will be running for those who buy Office 2007 a few months before and after the release of Office 2010 in June 2010. It is called the "Microsoft Office 2010 Technology Guarantee Program," though Redmond is not yet ready to announce it. "Microsoft has not disclosed an Office 2010 Technology Guarantee," a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars. "We have no further comment at this time."

Source -
Buy Office 2007, get 2010 free? Microsoft posts, pulls deal

Answer:Buy Office 2007, get 2010 free?

Hi there
this is a NO BRAINER -- of course the deal will be re-instated at the appropriate time.

This was the same with people having VISTA on their machines after W7 was announced - free upgrade in a lot of cases.


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Can I get rid of Office 2010 and return to Office 2007?
If I uninstall Office 2010 and re install Office 2007 will 2007 be able to read the Excel, Word, and Outlook files. I don't use any of the other programs in Office.

It came on the machine and I have been using it but I don't like the way they changed the look and feel of things to make me think I have received value for my money. It only makes it harder for me to complete the very limited number of tasks I use it for. Now I have to hunt around to figure out what to do. And, now it is asking me to activate and I am thinking I don't want to pay them to make my life more difficult.

Anyway, Thank you for your consideration

Answer:Office 2010 rollback to 2007

You can certainly switch back to Office 2007 but as regards any documents created with any Office 2010 module, you won't get full backwards compatibility (except for Outlook).

In Word, Excel & PowerPoint, any docs created in the 2010 versions may not display or edit properly in the 2007 versions if, when those docs were created, you used any new features which the 2007 versions do not have.

If you didn't use any of the new features unique to the 2010 versions, you should have no problems with opening/reading those docs.

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Hello, my first post so be nice please!

I've been thinking of upgrading 2007 to 2010 but do not wish to do so if 2010 is only going to be slower. Speed is really the only thing that bothers me, will it load up quicker, save faster, load faster???

please help!

Answer:MS Office 2010 vs 2007 performance only!

Morning Techguy,

My problem is that whenever I try to open Microsoft Office 2010 lately, it comes with the message that tells that Microsoft Office Professional 2010 cannot verify the license for this product and I should repair it by using Control Panel. I tried that but it couldn't help so what must I do now?

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I'm curious if anyone else is experiencing the same issue that I'm having. When I go to upgrade users in my corporation, it take anywhere from 45 mins to an hour, just for the upgrade. We are installing the package over the network. If i copy the install files to my local system and run the setup, i really don't see much of a difference.

Any thoughts on this?


Answer:Office 2010 Upgrade from 2007

Quote: Originally Posted by wall23b


I'm curious if anyone else is experiencing the same issue that I'm having. When I go to upgrade users in my corporation, it take anywhere from 45 mins to an hour, just for the upgrade. We are installing the package over the network. If i copy the install files to my local system and run the setup, i really don't see much of a difference.

Any thoughts on this?


Hi there
sounds wrong to me -- 45 mins to install ANY version of office via a LAN or not sounds definitely wrong - upgrades though generally DO take longer than clean install due to the complexity of the process.

Might be better to uninstall office 2007 and install office 2010 from scratch. Standard company templates etc you've probably got on a LAN anyway for your users.

Installing Office 2010 (X-64) from scratch (admittedly on a W8 rather than W7 system - but that shouldn't make a difference - was trialling W8) using a small not very powerful Netbook took exactly 7 minutes -- that was the PRO version with OUTLOOK, ACCESS, EXCEL, WORD, POWERPOINT, PUBLISHER etc.

Something definitely sounds crazy with your installation.

(Note with mine that was the BASE install only -- it took a while to download and install SP1 together with all the fixes -- now if your install is updating these automatically then since is the longest part of the process the time will probably be the same - assuming you are getting the ... Read more

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My cousin in Wales teaches at a local college of Higher Education. He has MS Office 2007 on his home PC and has been informed by the college that their computer system is soon to be upgraded to Office 2010.
He has asked me if I know what are some of the principle differences between the two versions. I have no idea, but feel sure that some of you will know. Thanks for your help.

Answer:Differences between MS Office 2007 & 2010

Nothing worth shouting about. The changes are only minor and most people will not be bothered by them. The 'ribbon' has been changed and there are new tools like a screen capture app but other than that, the learning curve for using it will be minimal

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I have basic skills regarding problems and may need help if it goes wrong! I have bought a new computer and am setting it up.Internet and Antivirus all done OK.
I have original licensed discs of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 which I could load on this Compaq SG3 running Windows 7 Home Premium. I see other have had problems and am concerned that I am going to get glitches which eat into my time. Would it be better to buy (very reluctantly!) Windows 2010 or are the likely 2007 glitches easily resolved.
Thanks for reading this!

I should add it is 64 Bit version

Answer:Do I buy Office 2010 or try loading 2007?

I've put Office 2007 on almost 2 dozen Windows 7 machines, most of them are Win7 Home Premium 32bit, but I installed them on about 6 64bit machines and no one has reported any glitches or issues to me.

What kind of glitches have you read about?

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I just purchased a new laptop and have been moving my files from my old machine with VISTA and Office 2007 to the new machine with Windows 7 and Office 2010.

I installed Office 2010 and it all worked fine, when I moved my saved files over to the new machine I could not open Excel files. I finally got that fixed and everything opens fine on the new computer.

When I back up the new computer on an external drive I am unable to open the Excel files again on the external drive or even if I move them back on the new machine, the same files currently on the new machine [in a different folder] open fine.

How do I go about getting a backup copy on an external souce that can be read by another computer?


Answer:Office 2007 to 2010 problems

I wanted to add that I am able to open the files through an open Excel document by browsing for them, just not through windows explorer.

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I have windows 7 64 bit. I want to buy Office. What should I get 2007 or 2010? thanks, Frank

Answer:Solved: office 2007 OR 2010

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I've been a bit disappointed with Ms Office 2010 from a USER point of few -- I like the appearance etc but there are just TOO many bugs to consider running it on a Daily use Machine -- especially with the way Outlook 2010 seems to work (or not work correctly) when using IMAP.

I'll try things a few times but email is DEFINITELY ONE THING that should be 100% - even if it is a BETA product.

I can forgive the occasional glitch in say an EXCEL macro - or even some strange print problems with word but my email NEEDS to work as near correctly as the version I already have.

MS this is a SERIOUS error --

If you have 2 machines one running Outlook 2010 and the other 2007 - purged mail is INVISIBLE on 2010 -- fine that's what you would expect

However when you logon on to your other machine with outlook 2007 the email is still listed in the IMAP folders with a line through them -- and if you haven't purged your folder using Outlook 2007 then your IMAP mailbox can get full after a week or so..

It seems only outlook 2007 will purge these from the server if you set Outlook 2010 to "keep mail on the server".

If I delete without purge the mail just disappears from any folder in Outlook 2010.

This is NOT how email should behave.

I might be able to tinker around for obscure settings to make Outlook 2010 behave a bit like Outlook 2007 -- I haven't succeeded yet.

Now If I'm having trouble I think your average user won't have a hope.

BTW I suspect there ar... Read more

Answer:Office 2007 -- seems like an old friend after 2010

Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45

Hi all
I've been a bit disappointed with Ms Office 2010 from a USER point of few -- I like the appearance etc but there are just TOO many bugs to consider running it on a Daily use Machine -- especially with the way Outlook 2010 seems to work (or not work correctly) when using IMAP.

I'll try things a few times but email is DEFINITELY ONE THING that should be 100% - even if it is a BETA product.

I can forgive the occasional glitch in say an EXCEL macro - or even some strange print problems with word but my email NEEDS to work as near correctly as the version I already have.

MS this is a SERIOUS error --

If you have 2 machines one running Outlook 2010 and the other 2007 - purged mail is INVISIBLE on 2010 -- fine that's what you would expect

However when you logon on to your other machine with outlook 2007 the email is still listed in the IMAP folders with a line through them -- and if you haven't purged your folder using Outlook 2007 then your IMAP mailbox can get full after a week or so..

It seems only outlook 2007 will purge these from the server if you set Outlook 2010 to "keep mail on the server".

If I delete without purge the mail just disappears from any folder in Outlook 2010.

This is NOT how email should behave.

I might be able to tinker around for obscure settings to make Outlook 2010 behave a bit like Outlook 2007 -- I haven't succeeded yet.

Now If I'm having trou... Read more

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Hey, i've recently formatted my laptop , it is windows xp and i tried to install microsoft office 2010 at first, but there was an error saying ''microsoft office enterprise 2010 encountered an error during setup'' so then i tried to install microsoft office 2007 and the same error appeared, could somebody tell me what causes this error? i have installed this on many over computers and there was no problem so there is nothing wrong with the installer.

Answer:Microsoft office 2007 and 2010

For Office 2007, Windows XP must have Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed.

For Office 2010, Windows XP must have Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed.

If you are sure your laptop already meets those requirements, go here:

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I have made the point in a previous post that each time developers introduce a new more glitzy version of a mature piece of software / application, as often as not basic functionality suffers as the price for the addition of new gizmos.  Such in my view is the case with Outlook.  I have Office 2003 on my home  PC, 2007 on an old XP office PC (quite serviceable), but 2010 on a new office PC which I will be obliged to adopt.  The later Outlook is in basic operational terms (as set up at present at least) 'orrible.
Is it possible to retro "configure" it so that it has the appearance and feel of Outlook 2007 even if to revert to an earlier version would be asking too much?

Answer:Can I get MS Office 2010 to clone 2007?

Here's an article that you may find interesting

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I have read there is a way to do this but I cannot find a way?
Do I have to buy a new copy of 2010?

Has anyone done this process?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to upgrade Office 2007 to 2010?

Quote: Originally Posted by jonesnewton

I have read there is a way to do this but I cannot find a way?
Do I have to buy a new copy of 2010?

Has anyone done this process?

Thanks in advance.

Sorry Jonesnewton, The process to upgrade to office 2010 is to buy a new copy of Office 2010. I don't believe that MS has a cheap upgrade.

You can upgrade if your a student or teacher with the special version for students/teachers. Or they also have a military version that is only sold in military exchanges.


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hello, if i upgrade to win10, will i lose office 2010? is it possible to reclaim license on new platform or do i have to buy new version of office? thanks

Answer:win 10 upgrade from 2007 and office 2010

If you are doing an in-place upgrade from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 you won't lose any applications. If an application is not compatible with Windows 10 you'll be notified. Office will be fine.

As with any upgrade, backup any important data first.

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hi all i have a genuine 07 office pro that i am trying to install, i have previously tried a beta version and have also had office pro 2003 version on my laptop

when i start the cd it starts to initialize then says office 07 cannot install as previous version of 07 have been found uninstall before continuing

i have gotten rid of all traces that i can find through the registry in safe mode with uninstaller pro but i still get the same error

i am running media center with an upgrade to vista premium

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How can I open 2 excel files side by side in Office 2010?

Answer:How to open 2 excel files side by side in Office 2010?

See if this helps: Comparing Two Excel 2010 Worksheets Side by Side - For Dummies

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I'm still using my copy of Office 2000(bought as student edition and includes Publisher.)I've installed it in successive PCs (Me; XP) & my current OS is VistaGenerally everything is fine, but in the last 6 months or so I've noticed Excel in particular often wants to send an error report on shutdown of the program. Today I also experienced a "bluescreen unexpected shutdown" of my entire system; don't know whether this is connected in any way.I like MS Office and I use Publisher a lot, so what do people advise that I do?I don't really want to change to Open Office.Is there a cheaper way to upgrade Office 2000 than to buy the entire new 2007 version?

Answer:upgrade office 2000 to 2007 (or 2010)

There could be a software issue, that's why sometimes u can get a blue screen. What you can do is to put in the office CD and try a repair, or you can delete and do a clean install. If you are a student as u mentioned student, then you might be able to get a cheaper copy from here but you have to be a student.Have you made sure that all the security & spftware updates are completed for office?? click here

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Hi all,
I'm new to this forum and would lik anyone that can help me with the problem here. I've tried most of the ways i could find to uninstall the built in office 2007 in my laptop (Windows 7 64 bit).
Currently, i purchased the office 2010 64 bit but it a message saying that i cant install it due to my computer is still installed with office 2007. The message is this:
You cannot install the 64-bit version of Office 2010 because you have 32-bit Office products installed. These 32-bit products are not supported with 64-bit installations:
Microsoft Office Professional Hybrid 2007
If you want to install 64-bit Office 2010, you must uninstall all 32-bit Office products first, and then run setup.exe in the x64 folder. If you want to install 32-bit Office 2010, close this Setup program. and then either go to the x86 folder at the root of your Cd or DVD and run setup.exe, or get the 32-bit Office 2010 from the same place you purchased 64-bit Office 2010.
(I've tried using RipoutOffice2007 and Microsoft Fix it)
Thanks for the help everyone

Answer:Uninstalling Office 2007 to install 2010 HELP!!

This is a common issue and there is a tool out there but I like Revo Uninstaller. Download and install Revo Uninstaller free version. Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems
When you run Revo Uninstaller, click on the Office 2007 installation and choose the advanced option and click next.
Revo Uninstaller will start the built in office uninstaller. Go through the normal steps for that and let it fail (I assume this is your issue. It was for me).
After the office built in uninstall application has failed and is closed click next on the Revo Uninstaller window. It will do a safe scan of your computer for registry keys written to your computer during the office installation.
Keep clicking next until a list of left over registry keys comes up (there may literally be thousands of them but don't panic). Click select all and select delete. Click next when it is done.
It will now scan your computer for left over files and folders. Keep clicking next until a list of files and folders comes up. Click select all and select delete.
Click next when it is done and click finish. It may tell you not all files files will be deleted until the next reboot, in which case, do a reboot and office will be completely uninstalled.
This is the way I uninstall everything on my PC.

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I have two clients one with:

Office 2007 on XP

and one with:

Office 2010 on 7

both cannot search emails in outlook, it just says no items found or awaiting index.

I've tried system restore, reinstalling office, insalling windows search. nothing has worked so far, searching through google or microsoft kb, I find no solution to this issue.

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Hi all,

I'm in the process of testing the rollout of Office 2010.
It's going good so far, as to say, the installer launches and the serial/licence key enters in nicely...
But: i can't seem to find the syntax/string that tells the installer to automatically upgrade previous versions.

For example, using unattended "silent" installs, nothing appears to happen, even after an hour. So i set the installer to display the progress ("full") and it sits at 'upgrade or custom' install. So i guess i need to add 'automatically upgrade' but i can't find where that is!

Can anybody help?


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Microsoft Office 2010/ Replace Office 2007
I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 and Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business. I will be receiving Office 2010 Professional Plus. Do I have to uninstall Office 2007 Small Business or can I install Office 2010 over it. Can Office 2010 be installed over Office 2007. Is it better to uninstall Office 2007 and then install 2010. Which would be the best way to go about this.
I have a lot of files and documents in Word and Excel 2007 will they carry over. How do I do this.
Please let me know the best way to go about this. What is the best way to handle the upgrade. I have a lot of files on word and excell. Will they transfer over.
Please tell me the easiest way to change from Office 2007 to Office 2010. It is improtant that all my documents and excell files are brought over.
Thanks in advance for all your help and cooperation.


Answer:How to replace microsoft office 2007 / with 2010

I would uninstall Office 2007 and then install 2010, but they can probablly both be installed on one computer. Also 2007 Word/Excel documents will both work in 2010 the same exact way.

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When I bought my new desktop last June I also purchased a copy of Microsoft 2007 Student & Home.This is working fine but I have recently been told by a friend that I should have been upgraded to 2010 by Microsoft. I cannot find any reference to this online and all my automatic updates are up to date.Am I being led up the garden or is there such an upgrade available?

Answer:Is there free upgrade from Office 2007 to 2010

click herenot any more...

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