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how to transfer existing office 365 install on windows PC to another office 365 account

Question: how to transfer existing office 365 install on windows PC to another office 365 account

I have several client PC's using my personal office 365 account that I want to move to their own separate office 365 account so that they are not in my account any longer. I have already logged into my account & deactivated them but need to give my client instructions on how to reactivate them with their own office 365 account.

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Preferred Solution: how to transfer existing office 365 install on windows PC to another office 365 account

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Can anyone tell me how to re-install Microsoft Office? I've just had to do a complete re-install of Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition (as a parallel, repair function was not working on the original version) after a blue screen error nightmare followed by issues with the keyboard and mouse not being recognized. Those issues are now resolved and I was able to keep my data. I see everything in the system has been restored except Microsoft Office 2007. I can see the files but cannot access the actual program. My word and excel files are there but I cannot open them without the program. I do have the Application and Drivers & Utilities CD's (DELL Dimension E520). Any advice would be appreciated.


Answer:[SOLVED] Need to re-install MS Office 2007 in Windows XP - (actually Office 2003)

You need the Office 2007 installation cd . . If it came with the PC, Dell should have included it in the package of cd's with the system

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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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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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I have read various threads relating to this and I just cannot get it to work. I have done it many times before in Win XP. One of the threads says that you need to paste the old Normal file into Document Building blocks-1033 however 1033 contains a folder 14, if i open 14 it contains Files Building Blocks and Built-In Building Blocks.

I have tried pasting it into both folders 1033 and 14 but it does not work.
None of the Auto text or any of the other items that I would normally expect to add in work. Also in the past this process would also bring in my Macros however from what I have read this does not apply now? Is this the case?

With regard to Macros as the computer I am using was the victim of HDD failure I don't have the option of exporting now as is recomended. I have never had to do that before as they came in with Normal.Dot

I should be very grateful if someone could point out where I am going wrong as this is driving me bonkers.

Thanks in anticipation


Answer:Normal.Dot transfer from Office XP into Office 2010 under Win 7

See if this thread might help you figure it out:

Word 2003 to Word 2010 -- AutoCorrect, Macros, etc.

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Hey there...I just installed Windows XP on my dads old HP works fine but I wonder if it would make any spedd/performance difference if I installed either Office 2000 or Office XP...they both require 128MB of memory on an XP dad only HAS 128MB in his computer...I have an extra 64MB that I might put in there if I get over being lazy about it...that extra MB's should help right??? Any suggestions??? What this I hear about virtual memory...What increasing that a bunch help???THANX
C'YA ?:-D

Answer:Have Windows XP on an old PC...should I install Office 200 or Office XP???

Give it as much ram as you can!

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My Ipod is dying so I wanted to transfer my account from my Ipod to the PC (Windows 7. Can this be done and if so I'd appreciate some support. Don't want to have to start the game again.

Answer:How to transfer existing account to PC?

Can you elaborate on 'transfer existing account'? Also is it an old old old iPod or iPod Touch with Wifi? I'm assuming it's an iPod Touch with Wifi. Your iPod has no 'account' per se, just data. Unless it's an iPod Touch with Wifi that you've used to purchase content from iTunes. Which, would mean you've used an Apple online account (iTunes, Me, Mac, iCloud, etc...) that consists of an email address (username) and password. That online account is omnipresent. You can log into it from any device really as long as it has internet. Open a web browser and go to Log into your Apple account.'re referring to your music, pics, etc... on the iPod itself.
PICS: You can connect the USB charging/data cable from the iPod to the computer. It should auto install the necessary drivers for the iPod. You can then 'import' your images. Music and other data is another matter. You may need to install iTunes for the drivers.
MUSIC/DATA: It's best if you enable iCloud backup on the iPod/Touch. It 'should' back up all your purchased stuff, including app data, to your personal iCloud storage space, provided that you purchased enough storage space. 5GB is free. Your mileage may vary. It will take a while (weeks) to do one complete full backup to iCloud depending on how much data you have. You can purchase 3rd party software to transfer music from the iPod/Touch to the computer. Apple has a strict DRM policy to not allow that to happen. But 3rd party software is your bes... Read more

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I have Microsoft Works docs saved on my new PC (copied from old PC via flash drive). My new PC (OS Windows 7) does not have MS Works so I downloaded Open Office to use as my word processor. My question-how can I transfer the MS Works docs from their location on my PC into the Open Office software.

Any input appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Open Office software-how do I transfer MS works docs into Open Office applica

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windows live mail email account for - not Office 365 account

Opereting system - Windows 7 Home Premium.

I use windows live mail version 9.

The account on there at the moment is an Office 365 account for,

I wish to set up two other email accounts which must not be Office 365 accounts but still using btconnect settings.

Can you provide full setup details including server details and details of port settings.

Any help would be much appreciated .



Answer:windows live mail email account for - not Office 365 account

Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server field, enter

Outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name field, enter

User name: from your btconnect account Just use the part of the email before the
Check the Outgoing server requires authentication box.

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Hi all. I hope i'm on a correct thread as this is for IdeaPad S serier netbook. Currently on Windows 7 Starter (netbook) that comes preloaded with MS Office Starter 2010. I do have a genuine MS Office 2003 which previous comes with my PC i bought many years ago. I'm wondering can i install it on top of the current MS Office Starter 2010 OR do i need to uninstall the preloaded MS Office Starter 2010 first? What if i would need the MS Office Starter 2010 again next time? I dare not to do it because i worry i will crash all the MS Office apps... Any idea? Thank you... 

Answer:Can install lower version of MS Office ontop of the preloaded MS Office Starter 2010?

Relating to the old version.  Do you have an Office cd or is it a part of a restore cd?  If the former you might be in luck, if the latter, probably not. Secondly, you may or may not be able to do what you want.  I would uninstall the starter first then install the older.  Even this you may be in for a problem.  I did a beta of 2010, then installed an older version and it took MS two days over the phone to get things straightened out and they did that by having me restore windows and that only worked for a few months.  in the process of this mess I found dozens of forums filled with people with the same problem I was having. For some reason the first newer install leaves something in the registry that - even though the older one installs right - makes the system think it needs to reinstall one of them and it will go through a long process of configuring etc. As to whether you can reinstall the 2010, again you would have to have a separate cd to do so unless you wanted to restore your entire drive and lose all yoiur stuff plus the older office. Others, my wife included on her computer, have had no problem going from one version to the other. One other fact.  If youi have an older version and install a 2010 version they can install as separate installs and work together or on ours it gave us the option of uninstalling the older portions of office that came on the new office.  (Wife had office pro older version, in... Read more

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I am getting the following error when I try to reinstall a custom setup office XP install on a windows 2000 machine.

"OFFXP: Setup Detects Office XP Running When You Attempt to Install Office XP"

I had the uninstall the office xp on this machine through add/remove programs because it was crashing alot. The custom install works fine on all other windows 2000 and xp machines.

I found the following error in MS knowledgebase
article 292497 (I can't post the link because I'm a new member)

It says to to hit ignore. If I hit ignore it does install but it doesn't install with the correct options for the custom install. (I have it set to not install outlook and it installs outlook, etc.) Obviously its not following the custom install.

Any ideas? I believe something is left on the pc from office when it was installed. I even ran the Removal Wizard on the Office XP Resource kit. It is supposed to remove everything left from previous versions. However, it must be missing something because I am still getting that error when I try to reinstall Office XP that is described above.


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I am new to the site so please forgive any posts I put in the wrong place until I get used to things.

I have just purchased my first laptop and have loaded Microsoft Office 2003 onto it. it is the L300 series.
My problem is that , although I have only loaded Word and Powerpoint sections of the Word suite, it looks like I am out of memory to install the various office assisstants in Word.

When I try to install any other assistants rather than the paper clip, I get a little box that says' you do not have enough memory to install any other assistants'

The laptop details are
Intel celeron t1600
3gb Ram
160GB hard Drive
Wndows Vista Home Premium

Any ideas greatfully received as I am a bit confused as to why I cannot install the other assistants.
I have very little on the laptop at present.

Answer:Satellite L300 - Can't install various office assistans for Office 2003

I googled and found this solution;

1 ) Download the MSAgent technology

2)Download the MSAgent2.exe file from
Run the download, accepting the UAC prompt (the security prompt) and select the option "This program installed correctly"

3) Start the console (command prompt) (type in RUN cmd)

4) type the following commands into the prompt
+copy c:\windows\msagent\agentdpv.dll c:\windows\system32+
+regsvr32 c:\windows\msagent\agentdpv.dll+

I found this advice here:

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Current Office Pro 2003 user. Saved .pst files and used registered MS disc to load Office 2007 SB. Sucess except for Outlook with message "The operation failed due to an installation problem. Reinstall Outlook and try again. If problem persists, please reinstall".
Tried all disc options of reinstall, repair, add, etc. to no avail. (Outlook is displayed on Add/Delete with red cross!) Aware MS Technet states "Office Outlook 2007 cannot coexist with previous version of Outlook on the same computer". Removed outlook.exe (2003) but still no advance. Cannot see how to remove Outlook 2003 in totality.
Reason for buying Office 2007 was to try and avoid frequent crashes of Outlook 2003.

Before I delete Office Pro 2003 and try a virgin installation, of Office 2007 SB, your advice, please, Bellini.

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Hi Folks,

The title of the thread says it all really.

I have legitimate copy of Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate on my PC. I have just bought a copy of Office 2016 Professional Plus through the HUP.

I haven't installed Office 2016 yet - I use Office 2010 at work and find using Custom Animations in PowerPoint tricky compared to Office 2007.

I'd like to install Office 2016 alongside Office 2007 until I have tried Office 2016 to see if the Custom Animations in PP are easier than the 2010 version before switching completely.

My question is, can I install Office 2016 alongside Office 2007 without conflicts - switching between versions without a problem or will installing Office 2016 screw Office 2007 or worse FUBAR both Office installations or my PC.

Any help gratefully received.



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Hi, I am at the moment finalizing all my contents and nearly ready to build a new website for the first time.When I am ready to place the contents onto my website, can I transfer everything that I have written etc; that I have placed in my Microsoft office suite 2003 into my home page and other pages I will be linking from my home page? or will I have to write or shall I say copy all the contents again? thanks for any help.

Answer:windows office transfer

just paste your text from your Microsoft Word files straight into your html pages. You'll probably need to change the font first - my favourite for body text on websites is Verdana.

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This isn't an upgrade. I bought the full version Office Professional 2003 and would like to install it over what I have now. I had Office 97 and an upgrade CD to Office 2000. Will I lose anything to install Office 2003 over Office 2000? I have WinXP home if that makes a difference.

Answer:Can you install Office 2003 Professional over Office 2000

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I have Excel 2000 installed, but need to install Excel 2007 also. Is it possible for me to have both of them installed, but keep 2000 as my default?

Answer:Solved: Install Office 2007 with Office 2000

I followed the instructions here and it workred:

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I want to install office 2016 over office 2013. what will be the correct procedure. please note that I am also using outlook 2013.
Please suggest..

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On a different computer, I had a trial version of Office 365 installed. I purchased Office 2016 and uninstalled the trial 365 and installed Office 2016. However, Office 365 "remnants" mingled in with the Office 2016 installation and it was a mess getting it straightened out. Perhaps some profile type files, registry entries and who knows what else remain after the uninstall and found their way into the new installation.

Is there a way to absolutely remove everything associated with Office 2010 before I install Office 365.

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I had the beta installed (32 bit). Now I am installing the 64 bit version. When I ran setup it says that i have to uninstall all 32 bit versions of office. I went to the control panel and tried to uninstall, I select "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010" and click the "uninstall" button but nothing at all happens. So I downloaded "RevoUninstallerpro" to force the uninstall. I did that, uninstalled everything and all of the regestry files. THen i gave the computer the old restart. Went to install it again but same problem. Here is a screen shot of whats going on.

Here is a screen shot of the message....

Here is the installed programs on my comp... as you can see there is not office products on here..

Answer:cant install office 2010 x64. says I have 32 bit office but i dont

There are still remnants use CCleaner.

What is your OS 32 or 64? If 32 you should use 32 office; not mix and match.

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We've done some new Office 365 setups. But I have one client that's been on SBS03...and I'd like to take them and do the "hybrid with O365"....basically put in a new Server 08 box...join the SBS08 domain. And then take their Exchange...and Sharepoint..and shove that up to Office 365 E3 plan. Migrate data/apps/roles over to the 08r2 server...and kill SBS03. Office 365, so I'm told, has a hybrid role where it can tie in with AD on your LAN.

Answer:Has anyone taken an existing client from SBS03 to Office 365?

No one? I know it has local AD integration but I'm interested in actual experience with that as well.

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Just started at a new company and to call the networking situation a nightmare would be putting it easy. Small Company less than 15 employees with 10 of those utilizing VOIP aastra phones.

Office building is divided into 3 area's. When I walked in they were using a Netgear FSV318v1(with a 10mb/wan port) that spanned out into a cluster fuck of wires and cascading netgear unmanaged FS116 switches. The office is littered with cables running all over the place.

As this is a small internet sales company they do not have a large IT budget. I was able to get a great deal on a Juniper SSG-5 which has greatly improved quality of life. I have a couple of questions on how best to move forward.

1. Is it possible to just run a single cat6 line to each office from the SSG-5 and than toss HP V1905-24 in each area for the local computers/voip phones.

2. Would it pay to put a gigE switch between the SSG-5 and the network so that lines running to and from said switch would be GigE.


ISP ->Juniper SSG-5----GigE Switch------HP V1905-24---clients
|----- HP V1905-24---clients
|----- HP V1905-24---clients
All client machines have GigE network interface cards.

Answer:Existing office networking advice

Are you able to run all drops to one spot? You'd only need one switch then (unless you have more than 24 devices.)

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here at my work we are win 7 enterprise with office 2007. We have to use a cac card to login. We are now required to image our customers systems with win 7 enterprise and office 2010. The easy transfer wizard hoses the customers email certificates from thier cac if we use the easy transfer wizard. From office 2007 to office 2007 it is not an issue. Has anyone else had this kind of issue?

Answer:windows easy transfer wizard problems with office 2010


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A friend of mine recently bought a new laptop with windows 8.1. He also bought a copy of office 2013 home and student edition. Herein lies the problem. It appears you now have to setup an Ms account from which you download the software. He tried to do this but failed, he then forgot the password and had numerous tries to login and failed. He then made a few trips to PC world, where he had bought the PC from to ask them for help. They set up a new MS account for him. He again failed to load the software because the software was now associated with his first MS account which he could not login to! At this point I got the laptop, just before he threw it ou the window, I worked out what he original password was, he was omitting a capital letter at the start. However the account has been blocked because too many attempts have been made to login with the wrong password. The next step was to request a password reset to unlock the account. To do this you have to have lots of information DOB, names, postcode etc. so I applied to have the password reset using the supplied form only to be told I had not supplied enough information, they also ask for email addresses to which you have sent emails recently amongst other things (you don't have to fill in all the requests for information, one of them requests Xbox info and if you don't have one then you can't supply it,) I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to try next.. Any pointers gratefully received. Thanks Al

Answer:Windows Ms office association account

Speak to them, on the phone, with the original Owner in the room

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I am trying to upgrade machines that have a office 2007 STD installed using a custom MSP file and SCCM. All of our machines have Office 2007 STD on them but some users require the pro version. In order to do this I have created a new MSP for the office 2007 Pro and placed it in the update folder. When I run the Setup.exe from SCCM I am presented with the Office splash screen and then nothing. If I remove the customer MSP file and run Setup.exe manually I am prompted for the serial number and then the install proceeds as normal. I have read in other forums about an XML file that can be edited to do reinstalls but I have no experience with XML. Is there a GUI driven utility I can use to edit this?

Any suggestions would be appreciated


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can i connect cortana on windows 10 to my office 365 home account?

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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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can i connect conrtana on windows 10 to my office 365 home account?

Answer:Can I connect Conrtana on Windows 10 with Office 365 to my home account?

can i connect conrtana on windows 10 to my office 365 home account?

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i remember with windows xp and office, you could go to a different part of the microsoft windows update website in Internet Explorer, and it would prompt you with ActiveX to allow updates for Office, and after you did that then when you went to the normal windows (xp) update site there would be a whole other section of updates for microsoft office available. That was with office 2007 anyway.

i use a dell restore cd for windows 7 professional, on a dell pc obviously, to install win7 from scratch.
I can do windows updates no problem.
I have microsoft office 2010 professional plus with a valid license key, these are provided by my IT dept.
Office installs fine, during the install i can go through the options and install excel, powerpoint, all shared tools, and so on. Once installed, it works fine. There is no service pack installed at this point.

From here if I go windows update, I never see anything for office.
From within office, Microsoft Word file menu help for example, it shows office is activated and if i click on check for updates there it then opens an IE window which says updates can be done from start menu - programs - windows update. If i do that, it's a normal windows operating system update and I get nothing for office.

I have manually downloaded from microsoft, Office 2010 SP1 and SP2, and have installed either one.
When i go to the help menu it then shows office 2010 SP # so the service pack seems to have installed no problem. But I still never see any upd... Read more

Answer:not showing office updates thru windows update for office 2010 win7

You mean what's called Microsoft Update. If you go in to the settings in Windows Update, do you have this checked:

I have Office 2013 Pro Plus, but the click-to-run version which updates itself and is not part of Windows Update. But I don't think there's a click-to-run version for 2010 Pro Plus so that is probably not the issue here.

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For those still using Legacy Office (97-2003) on Windows 7, any time you try to activate the animated Office Assistant, you receive a message that "The Office Assistant Requires Microsoft Agent 2.0 or better. The product is available in the Office System Pack." Read the following before installing:

1.) MS removed the MS Agent, which controls the Office Assistant on Windows 7 and above. The Hot Fix below, is contained in a zip file which restores the Office Assistant functionality to legacy Office users on Windows 7. The following link below will show you how to download the instructions to get the Hot Fix back. Note, if you are running Windows XP or below, you already have this installed and need not run it. See the separate Help documentation in MS Office, if your Office Assistant fails to appear in Windows XP or below.

2.) Furthermore, this fix is for Windows 7 only! Not Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or the Windows 10 Preview. You also will need to make sure you know the correct version of Windows 7 on your computer For example 32 or 64 bit. MS should sense the version of Windows 7 you are running, when they email you the instructions for downloading the Hotfix.

3.) The instructions say that this Fix only restores Merlin the Wizard, but it gave me "Clippy" which is the default Office 97-2003 animation.

4.) I was not able to get the Zip file to extract in the C directory or able to find the default file location the first time. But by clicking "Browse&... Read more

Answer:Solved: Solution for Loss of MS Office Assistant in Windows 7 (MS Office 97-2003)

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 I have lost access to the file because of the change in file formats, it was in windows old but how do I recover it and then change the file formats? It strikes me this may be a problem in a business or a charity who just didn't have
the money or just didn't see the need to upgrade to windows 10. 

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Hello all,
i am in desperate need of your help , Actually i was using XP with office 2003 and was using outlook express as my E-Mail. i use to create word file and there was icon that i use to just send E-Mail ( it went through outlook express). now i have windows 7 and it dosent have out look express i have to use office outlook. now when i create word file and send it it says there is an error. i just want my old world files to go into out box of Microsoft office outllook. please remember i use old files. the new file are going through but the old one dosent go. Please help.
Thank u in Advance

Answer:Help with Office 2003, Office 2007, Outlook Express, Windows 7

Outlook Express is not available in Windows 7. Try and use Windows Live Mail instead. It works with most e‑mail accounts, and you can import your e‑mail, contacts, and calendar from Outlook Express into Windows Live Mail. Windows Live Mail puts all of your e‑mail in one place.

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Microsoft is giving away Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365 eBooks for free.
The collection includes FREE Microsoft eBooks, User Guides, Deployment Guides, Step-By-Steps, and so on for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, etc.
Go get your free copied here at MSDN. This is truly a huge list of eBooks!

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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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My PC OS is Windows 7 Pro and I am using Office 2003
I want to install Office 2010 on it.
I don't want two Office programs but I do want to keep My Doc's etc in the new Office 2010.
What is the procedure? 

Answer:Installing Office 2010 on a PC that is running Windows 7 and Office 2003

Hi fred93 The documents you created with Office programs aren't related to it. You can simply uninstall Microsoft Office 2003, and install Office 2010 and you'll be able to use them again. Simple as that.

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Hi, I searched before asking this and it's probably a very simple answer. I have removed Windows Office from my laptop. Now using Open Office. Am I correct in thinking that it is safe to ignore all Windows Updates for any Office application? Plus, is it safe to remove any that were installed prior to my switch to OO. Although, I would think they went with Office when it was uninstalled.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Windows Office has been removed. Safe to ignore updates for Office?

short answer? yes

Long Answer? Indubitubly

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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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I don't even have MS Office Suite installed ... do I need to install the security 'patches' ?

What is confusing is that IE security updates are necessary for Windows even though I don't use IE.

Answer:Windows Security Updates For Office Needed If Don't Use Office?

IE is part of Windows, so you will see updates for it whether you use it or not. If you are seeing updates specifically dealing with Office, then you have it or some part of it installed. You don't get updates for a product that isn't there.

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Just wondering if some of you guys can list some of the problems you guys encountered working with Windows/Mac Office files.. Such as PPT, DOC, XLS etc

Im created a excel sheet with problems that users might encounter when opening files on a Mac office that was created on Windows Office..... Or vise versa..

Thanks guys!!

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Are there any differences between office 365 home and office 2016 pro when you compared their installations of word, excel, power point and publisher?
For example, is Word from O365 the same as Word in Office 2016? Or does one have more options/features than the other?

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Ok, so i want everyones impressions on the various Office Suites.

I personally if i had hte money would go for the Microsoft Office Pro series. I for one, think MS Word is one of the most refined word processing applications avalible. And coming a very close second is Open Office. I find my self having many problems trying to do somthing in Word, or Word crashing, so i switch over to my trusty free Open Office.

As for Corel and WordPerfect, my experiance is that it is way over priced, and is basically on the level of "word pad".

I am attempting to have the company i work for tranition from MS Office to Open Office, but just for a control i thought i might throw in Corel.

So what are your guy's and gal's thoughts on the various office apps?

Answer:MS Office vs. Open Office vs. Corel WordPerfect Office

Openoffice is an extemely close second to MS-office and that is for one thing

Calc's graphing wizzard: It is horrendous. As an engineer I need to admend graphas add new plots... and it is soo hard with openoffice

There is suppose to be a more MS-wizzard with OO-2.1 so until then Openofffice is 2nd
When the new wizzard is shipped it takes first place very quickly and by a signifcant margin

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I understand that if a user installs Open Office on a machine with conventional Office 97-2003 that Open Office will use its own suite of products for each application. (Unless the user ops to use Office to open the applications by unchecking the corresponding application boxes during Open Office's installation.) But if a user chooses Open Office as the default for applications on a system that also has Office 2007 on it, how does Open Office deal with this if the OO applications remain checked as the default?

Does the current version of OO even understand how to DEAL with the new Office 2007? I understand that OO can not read docx documents, which is the default for Word 2007, (although this can be easily changed back to doc.) I found out that Open Office 3.0, scheduled for release this fall, will be able to read docx documents. What's so great about docx docs anyway?

Using my example, assume this situation on a new Windows Vista machine. (fresh installs of each program or Office 2007 OEM (factory installed.) What behavior would be expected here?


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I used to have office 2016 on my pc but at some point I had to do a reset. When I went to install office again, it picked my office 365 license and not the license key I had. I didn't notice this until last week when I started getting notifications that it was expiring.
I tried with tech support to get the original license key installed and not the O365 license but it didn't work.
So does anyone have the proper steps I need to take to install the one time license key?
Thank you

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We currently use Office 2007 and Office 2010 on our about 20 workstations. I'm looking to move to MS office 365 for hosted exchange. I found out that as of the first of this year, Microsoft no longer support Outlook 2007 or 2010 for hosted exchange. It seems to be working just fine so far at another site I'm involved with. The issue is that if you ever contact support, they will blame the version of Outlook you're on. So, I'm looking at options for upgrading.

Do you guys that are on office 365 for email using the premium version that includes the office subscription or buy Office 2016?

For the most part, we just need outlook, word and excel. We do have 6 people that will need powerpoint also.

Just looking for a recommendation from you guys on what makes the most sense.


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I don't use text documents that often but did download Open Office and I like it. But I shouldn't need both OOo and Windows, should I? I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and it came with Windows Office Powerpoint Viewer 2007. Can I just uninstall that program?

I LIKE being able to uninstall Windows stuff because--as I understand--they tend to take up a lot of space. But OOo is 374 MB and Windows is only 133 MB. The "Viewer" looks like it may be an introductory abridged version of the real thing and I suspect I don't need it. I think it's what it is--only a viewer--as I see nowhere I can compose a doc.

Can I dump it?

Thanks, as always for your generous help.

Answer:Can Open Office let me remove Windows Office?

Powerpoint Viewer is independent of MS Office. It was designed for people, who don't have Office, but wanted to open Power Point presentations.
It's up to you. You can keep it just for that purpose, or use OO to open pps files.

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I want to install Windows 7 however my used computer has Windows 7 Office on it. Where can I purchase a CD for Windows 7?
I do not know how to use the office  version and want to go back to the version that I know how to use.

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A bit of background for my issue/question:

In order to sync my Windows Mobile phone to my computer I have to have Microsoft Outlook installed. However, my version is Office 2000. I cannot use Virtual XP on this particular computer (it's just a netbook) to use Office 2000 that way, but I did try that on my other computer, which runs Virtual XP beautifully. Unfortunately, it would not allow the syncing of the phone via the Virtual Machine. The more research I do on this issue, it seems Office 2000 is not really compatible with Win7, thus why I tried the Virtual XP thing in the first place.

So, my actual question is:

Does anyone have experience with Office 2003 and Win7? Are there issues running that? I'm sure Office 2007 is recommended, but I'm just looking for any insight anyone might have to offer from your own personal experience with running Office 2003 and Windows 7.

Just some additional information I thought I would put out there and if any one has any insight/solutions into these, that is welcome as well!

Windows 7 does install and run Office 2000, there are just some annoying quirks:

1. I had to copy over wab32.dll and wab32res.dll from C:\Program Files\Common Files\System into C:\Windows\System32 to get the address book to work in order to send messages or really do anything useful in Outlook.

2. I cannot select Microsoft Outlook as the default mail program. It doesn't even come up in the default programs list. That is why I cannot sync my phone up, because it... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Vs. Office 2000 Vs. Office 2003

Look here:

- Google Search

I know Office XP is mostly compatible with Win 7, but I think the Outlook component is not.

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Question: office transfer

Hi hope this the right place? I need to move office program from old pc to new pc . Any help or hints would be great. no disk. Thank you

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I have just bought a new PC and want to transfer my Office 2000 Pro licence across (I have one desktop and one laptop already registered on the software). When I try to install office, it tells me that the PID key is wrong - I checked and it isn't. I seem to recollect that the licence allows only 2 installations. The Microsoft web site is no help at all.

Does anyone know how I can transfer it across please. I don't mind uninstalling it from the old PC to release one unit from the licence


Answer:Transfer of Office to another PC

I can personally attest that there is no limitation in installing Office Pro 2000 on more than 1 desktop and 1 laptop. It is an infringement on MS licensing to do so, but MS did not build the limitation into their CD.

You must have the wrong number down. The Product Key will be located on the Cd case or box that came with the CDs. It is not the same as the Product ID, which can be found in the registry, as well as in each program.

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I have a space problem in my C. The computer is running slower than it should. I want to transfer Office XP from C to D. Is there a way to do it without uninstall/reinstall process?

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:How to transfer Office XP?

Uninstall it from C and reinstall it to D. There really is no way to move it to another drive.

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Question: Transfer MS-Office

I recently bough a new PC, and have installed (more or less successfully) Windows xp home and everything seems to be running fine. Unfortunately when i tried to install MS office it seems my install disk is damaged and I am unable to install this on my new hard disk. Is there anyway I can get the ms ofice off my old hard drive onto the new hard drive without running the traditional install. Any help will be appreciated as MS is not the most helpfull when in need and I don't want to have to write to them and return my disk & wait for new one (that is if they provide this service at all). thanks in advance.

Answer:Transfer MS-Office

Ordering a replacement Office installation disc may be your best option:

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Question: transfer MS office

If in case that an old laptop wit MS office on it is no longer function but the HDD is ok, is it possible to transfer the MS office on it to a new laptop without it? MS office is bit costly to download so it would be nice if we could transfer it easily.

Answer:transfer MS office

yes , if the new windows on the new laptop supports the version you have

what version did you have
you should have used a MS account to register the office program and so you can re-assign to the new laptop

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Hi there,I currently have MS Office on my PC, which I bought and which came pre-installed when I got the machine.I am about to but a new PC. Is there an easy way to transfer MS Office from my old to my new PC, or will I have to buy the software again?Many thanks.Dave

Answer:Transfer MS Office to new PC?

Don'T think you can transfer the office program over, you will need the disk.You can transfer the files from PC to PC of MS Offices.

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Hi guys...I bought a HP lap top year back. Guarantee ended. I then installed windows 8.1. But Not satisfied as it gives problems. So again I want to re install Windows 10 . Also Ms office and a anti virus.. Can I do all these if I go to a HP store in London ? Pl advise

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Hi, I am trying to install Windows Office 2003 on my computer, but it never finishes. Before this, I downloaded the trial version of Windows 2007, so I think that may have something to do with it not working. After I deleted the trial, I got an Office 2003 CD. When I try to install it, it says: Installation Error: File not FoundA required installation file X2561401.CAB could not be found. I need help please.

Answer:Windows Office Won't Install

How did you "Delete" the Office 2007 trial?id10t

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How do I get Office for windows 95 to install on my Asus Vista operating system. I had it at one time and my computer crashed and I let the repair people reinstall my software. I have office 2007 installed. I have used the old office since it was new and I feel comfortable using it. I use the 2007 office when I need to open something from a newer application. Each time I try to install it hangs up looking for already installed componets.

Answer:install Office for windows 95

Hello forest and welcome to the forums

Here are the requirements for Office 95:

Microsoft Office 95 requires a 386DX or higher CPU, and either Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows NT 3.51. 8 MB of RAM is the minimum for a Windows 95 installation. 28 MB of hard disk space is required for the compact installation, 55 MB for the 'typical' and 88 MB for the full install.

Source: Microsoft Office 95 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The only criteria that you don't meet is the OS - there is a max of Windows 95 whereas you have Vista. Luckily for you, Vista has a compatibility mode to allow programs designed for previous versions of Windows to be executed

Right-click on the installer, click Properties, click on the Compatibility tab, check the box Run this program in compatibility mode for:, then on the drop down menu, click on Windows 95, click Apply then OK.


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I have built computers and installed windows lots of times but I have always had 1 problem. How do I save all my contacts, calender and emails from outlook so that I can put them on my new pc, in the same order as the old 1 ???

Answer:Windows re install. + office

Outlook or Outlook express?

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my documents created in Works Suite which are mainly Works Spreadsheet v8 to open in Office 2003 Pro.I have the files on the new machine with Office 2003 but they want to look on the web to open them. I was hoping to use Excel to work with these Spreadsheet documents.Would this be correct;- if I select the programme from a list "Excel" and always open this file with this programme ?Or is there a official converter tool I need.

Answer:have now got Office 2003 Pro and need to transfer

Welcome to the wacky world of Microsoft click here while a works spreadsheet converter would be a nice idea, I don't think there is one.

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I bought a system in 2007 which had OEM office basic 2007 installed and was medialess, so no install disc just the product key. I am wanting to upgrade from vista to windows 7 on a clean install, and was just wondering was there anyway to get Office instaled back onto my system?

would downloading the trial off microsoft and using the product key i have work? or would i have to get a new Office all-together.

Answer:Medialess OEM Office transfer

That won't work. However, if you can find someone with the same version of Office has a CD, you can install using their media and your product key. (this doesn't violate your license)

You might hunt around on the system and see if they had the Office bits stashed in a folder somewhere. That's common in medialess systems.

Sometimes the OEM would have media that they would sell you for a good price, and sometimes there's a System Restore kit you can buy.


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Hello there,

My current office computer is slowly dying, so I'm going to get a fresh one - probably one of the valuve range from Anyway, this current computer (a Dell *shudders*) is loaded with MS Office Small Business 2007. This copy of office, I wish to transfer to the new computer when this one is decomissioned. Thing is, I can't find the office disk anywhere (maybe didn't even have one in the first place?), so I'm wondering how I go about installing office on the new system.

I've liberated the CD Key from registry, so that's fine, but how do I actually get the files? Is there any alternative to torrenting a copy of office, and activating it with my legit key?

I was going to ask Microsoft this, but they wanted to charge me 199.99 for the pleasure of an e-mail :S

Many thanks

Answer:Transfer office from old PC to new without disk

IF you have a retail copy and not a OEM that came with your computer you can try and download it from

Some people have used this download site for their OEM copy when they had to rebuild their machines, but not for a New machine and trying to MOVE their OEM copy.

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I bought a Laptop (HP) 2 months ago and it has windows 8 in it. I'm having problems with the laptop and I want to buy a new one but I installed office 2010 to it. Now I want to know if you can please help me transfer that to another laptop. Is there any way to do It???? Microsoft Office has a CD but I installed it through the code Because my Laptop doesn't have CD-Rom.
Please help me

Answer:transfer office to another computer

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I am sure this has been asked before so if it has, please steer me in the right direction. I am looking for a simple way (if there is one) to transfer my MS Office Pro 2007 license to my new computer. My old computer is on the fritz and is about to die out. Just got a new computer and would like to transfer my license to the new computer. Thanks.


Answer:How do you Transfer MS Office License

Just reinstall Office.The license is not tied to the system, it's tied to installation of the suite.FWiWLouis

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Excuse my obvious ineptitude. I have an XP PC that has almost died on me (freezes within minutes of booting up)I have subsequently bought a new PC preloaded with Vista premium and would like to transfer MS Office Word 2003, which was also preloaded on my old PC to my new PC. How does one go about this?

Answer:transfer MS Office '03 to Vista

With impossibility unless you have the installation cd for office 2003

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I've got a Dell XP laptop and a Dell XP desktop (purchased separately). MS Office got clobbered on the desktop, and I can't find the install disks. So I'd like to remove or uninstall MS Office from the laptop and install it on the desktop. I have the laptop install disks.

Can someone direct me to an accurate description of how to do this? I rarely use the laptop anymore.

Answer:How to transfer MS Office from 1 machine to another?

If I'm understanding you...

Each install of MS Office has its own license key.

If both versions of Office are the same exactly (e.g., Office XP, Office 2007, etc.) can use the install CDs from either to do both installs. It's the license used that will be different.

If the versions are can do without the install CDs.


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Hi Everyone,
Noob here!
My old laptop broke for the 3rd time and so I bought a new one.
I've got access to the old HDD via a USB enclosure - so its now an external HDD.
I cannot find th eoriginal install discs with key, but my key must be prersent on the old HDD along with the software.
How do I copy the software across to my new laptop with the key intact (or extract the key first) and then transfer?
Or is this an impossibility?
If anyone has MS office 2007 discs and there's a way to extract my key - perhaps that is the way to go? I loved having all the office stuff and outlook etc but without buying new software (which I feel reluctant to do as I already own what I need), I can't see a way of doing this
Can anyone please help.

Answer:Transfer MS Office from old HDD to new laptop

You should be able to retrieve the key with magical jelly bean. However, it is not possible to transfer the software - you have to use a disk. The other problem, I believe, is that if Office has not been uninstalled while online, MS will not allow it to be activated on the new machine.
The alternative is to download the free Libre Office which is compatible with MS Office.

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I am rebuilding my system (Dell vostro 410 desktop) after a hard drive crash and installation of a new hard drive. Did a clean install of windows 7 professional 32 bit. Office 2007 will not fully install, excel and power point install cleanly, word will not install properly. I get a notice that installation was successful but when I attempt to open word the program hangs up at the word logo. I can get out by using task manager. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall using control panel. I have used revo uninstall to try a more complete uninstall. I have tried uninstall on the office installation disc. Nothing works. I suspect a corrupted fragment in registry but do not know how to deal with that. I do not feel comfortable mucking about in registry myself.

Answer:office 2007 will not install on windows 7 32 bit

Are you installing from a disk, or external media such as flash drive, ext. hard drive etc?

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Downloaded MS Office 2010 Home & Business onto my Dell laptop that came loaded with Win 8 and Office 2013. I upgraded to Win 8.1 and uninstalled Office 2013 using CCCleaner. Then attempted to install 2010 but received the following error inside a small window "The installation of this package failed". 
I have also uninstalled the McAfee Antivirus software that came preloaded, which I am replacing later with something else. 
Any ideas out there to get 2010 installed?

Answer:Windows 8.1 and Office 2010 install

Download and run this utility to ensure that all remnants of Office 2013 have been removed.
Download and run this utility to remove any elements of the failed Office 2010 installation.
Now try re-installing Office 2010.

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Hello all,

I would like to know if I can install the latest version of Open Office on my system, without running into problems.

I also would like to know if I should download and install java jre at the same time.

I am currently using Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

Thanks a lot in advance!


Answer:Install Open Office Windows 7 x64 possible?

I installed it without any problems.

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Hi, I want to install office 2003 in windows 8 pro. I received an error message. Is is possible to install?

Answer:install office 2003 in windows 8 pro

What is the error message ? ?...Where is this Office from ? ?

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I have just assembled the following system:

Foxconn P35A-S motherboard
2 x 1GB OCZ OCZ2G8002GK [email protected] RAM
GIGABYTE GV-NX86T256H 8600 GT video adapter
320 GB WD3200AAKS SATA2 hard drive

I have not been able to successfully install a stable version of Windows XP. I have installed three times, most recently after doing a full reformat of the hard drive. The first two times, I kept getting blue screens or key services would end as soon as Windows came up. The SM Bus would not install and the Realtek Ethernet port would either not install or would show uninstalled after rebooting. After the re-format things looked better. I also reset the BIOS to “failsafe defaults.” However, now a few minutes after booting I get an error message saying that the “Generic Host for Win32 services” had to close. I changed the BIOS options to “Optimal defaults” and it booted without that error message, but Windows Office for some reason will not install. It ends immediately after accepting my license number. Any idea why this would happen? Do I need to reinstall Windows again?

PS: I have since updated the BIOS to the most recent version, but I still get the "Generic Host" error message. I notice that after this, there are still instances of svchost.exe running, so I presume the error message means only that one instance of the program was shut down.

The central part (I think) of the last failed install follows. There is a... Read more

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Trying to install my purchased copy of Office 2013 on new PC;  Get error message: "this key not valid possibly due to other Office 2013 trials installed".  Tried deleting the app for the Office 2015 trial.  Same error message.  Can't find where to uninstall Office from the PC.

Answer:Install Office 2013 on my PC 550-110 Windows 10

cpcc Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about problems removing MS Office from your PC and wanted to help. This thread from MS has the instructions you need: LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information.

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A few days ago I bought an ASUS notebook with Win 7 Home Premium and Office 2010 Starter preinstalled, after my old laptop had gone to hell.

When I tried to install the Office 2010 from the dvd that I had used before with XP home, I got a message that I had to uninstall the preinstalled Office 2010 Starter. So I did uninstall the two Office programms that where preinstalled and tried again.
The installation started fine and appeared to go all the way through but then ended with the message that "an error was detected during the installation", but no details which error. So I thought maybe the uninstall was not complete and after some search found the fixit tool 50450 for uninstalling Office 2010. No change. Downloaded another older tool, but both tell me there is nothing to uninstall, except for some "Office legacy files" which would not be unistalled, I have no idea what that means.
Then I read advice to eliminate manually all entries of "Office" in the registry and so I eliminated the one in CURRENT_USER but could not eliminate the one in LOCAL_MACHINE, it is blocked.
No change.
A friend gave me a disk for trial of a corporate version of Office pro plus and this one installed fine but as it lacks a key this was not useful because I needed to uninstall it again.
So what blocks one office 2010 pro (which had worked perfectly in my XP laptop) but accepts another XP (which I cannot use becauuse of the lack of the key)?
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Answer:Cannot install Office 2010 in Windows 7

Using info from these two articles please find and post a OFFICE setup log file.

Error codes for Office 2010 installations
How to use a setup log file to troubleshoot setup problems in Office

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Hi Tom:Okay, I've tried to install Office 2000 on Win 7, as done on XP. As usual, it ask's for an earlier version for verification, as does 7, but always worked. However, when attempting to do the same on 7, it says it needs the (CTL3D32.DLL) even though I'm using a 64bit. No matter the many combinations I've tried, it continues to repeat the 1608 error. I'm also unable to apprehend the CTL3D32.DLL, as I'm sure you already know it's nearly impossible to acquire.Please tell me I don't need a new Office...

Answer:can't install office 2000 on windows 7

According to the Win 7 Compatibility site Office 2000 is not supported by Win 7, see here: ADDED:For the ctl3d32.dll see here:Another EDIT:You are loading it as a 32 bit program, not a 64 bit, correct?

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We are going to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 on our laptop. What do we do about out Microsoft Office? Is there something we should do prior to re-installing the O.S.?

Many thanks,


Answer:Windows 7 Install and Microsoft Office Key?

Back up the Product key. If needed audit the key along with all other software/hardware using Belarc Advisor.

This is included along with other steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Is there any way to install Microsoft Office 2007 on a Windows 2000 Professional operating system? If I have to upgrade what type of operating system should I install? Thanks!

Answer:Office Pro install on Windows 2000 OS

On Microsofts website, it states that Operating systems that are compatible with Office 2007 are as follows:

"Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, or later operating system"

So your best bet would be to go with Windows XP. Unless you want to go for Vista. I don't recommend it. Save yourself the headache ;-)

Info came from this link

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What is the best method for storing, and installing the following:

Windows XP Home
Windows XP Pro
Windows XP Home Dell
Windows XP Home Gateway

Windows Vista Home Premium OEM 32-bit
Windows Vista Home Premium OEM 64-bit
Windows VIsta Home Premium Dell
Windows Vista Home Premium Gateway

Windows Vista Business OEM

Microsoft Office (all flavors from XP to 2007)

Norton 360
Norton 360 2
Norton AV 2008
Norton AV 2009
Norton IS 2008
Norton IS 2009
Norton Endpoint Protection


I do have licenses and discs for everything, I just wanna keep it all in one super-conveinent place to install from.

A 32GB drive should be sufficient?

When booting to USB, how would I tell it which OS to install, being as each one will be in its own folder?

Answer:Install Windows/Office from USB drive?

32 should be plenty.

Depending on your target hardware and which OSes, saving working images of installed systems to the drive might be the easiest thing. A USB hard drive with Parted Magic is very convenient for that type of thing.

For the remainder, maybe a setup involving separate partitions, each set up to be an independent HDD windows install spot. You could choose between them by using Grub or some other boot manager installed straight to the USB drive. You might want a copy of Ubuntu 8.10 on the drive too, just in case you need to do maintenance or alterations to the drive.

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I have a new computer with Windows 8 and want to use my old Open Office files. I have tried to download Open Office but it does not seem to work

Answer:Can I install Open office in windows 8

Did you try from their site: should install with no problems.MIKE

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Hi All,

I'm a newbie, i managed to do a clean install of Windows 7. When i install my Office 2007, it throws me with the error "You must be an administrator to install Office 2007" . I have tried using 'run as admin' option. still the same ...

Is there any Guru can help me solve my problem, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee ....

Answer:Not able to install Office 2007 in Windows 7

Welcome sazzhameed,
I don't know why yours isn't installing, but you might want to try what worked for this person in this thread.
Office 2007 not installing on W7

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Got Microsoft Office 2003 new in the box and it will not install..........

It says one of the cab. files are missing.................................

Browsed the install cd and I see the file that it says is missing................ CP461401

Is this a problem with my Windows XP home or the CD???

Answer:Can't install Windows Office 2003

maybe your cd drive.......

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Hi everyone! Well, I?ve just installed my Windows 7. Everything looks fine and cool, BUT now i cannot install Office 2007.

When I try to open the DVD it displays a dialog box stating "You must be an administrator to install Office 2007" What the bloody hell?. BUT I AM the administrator and, curiously, I haven?t any problems installing other programs, ONLY WITH Office 2007.

Please, if someone could help, I?d be really thankfull to him/her. Thank you so much in advance.

Answer:Cannot install Office 2007 on Windows 7

You're not an administrator or it would not be giving that error message. Right click on the setup.exe, properties, compatibility tab - run as admin.

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I want to install office 2013 ime only on windows 8.1.

I've installed office 2013 but there isn't IME.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Install office 2013 ime only on windows 8.1

Have a look at this, Download Microsoft Office IME 2010 from Official Microsoft Download Center

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Windows 8 will not allow me to install Libre Office 4. It produces the following error when I try to do so:

The installation package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer package.

I have never had a problem with Libre Office before. I'm not sure how to proceed here...
Thanks for your help!

Answer:Install Libre Office 4 on Windows 8

I've installed Libre on several Windows 8 instances. (Thoroughly testing it here for possible deployment) I've never had an issue with it.
Just a thought; Did you get the installer directly from Libre or from a third party ??

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Ok guys, here's the scenario:

On one of my computers in my dept at work, one of my coworkers decided to install a version of Office XP Pro onto a Windows 98 machine.

Well, all that they installed was the Frontpage 2002 program, they did not install the entire office package. Now Windows 98 will not boot up. It stops dead in it's tracks after the splash screen. It will come up in Safe Mode. So i booted it into safe mode and uninstalled the Office Software and resource package and guess what? It didn't change a thing.

I've thought of everything i can and scoured the net for info. If anyone can help me here, I believe it's this forum.

The only sense that's been made so far:
A friend told me that Office XP will try to make entries into the registry and will corrupt a Win98 registry trying to do so. He suggested getting a Win98 II CD and doing a reinstallation right on top of what's there. I have a Win98 cd coming today or tomorrow from another friend to try this.

Someone else has brought it to my attention that perhaps the key has become known to microsoft as one that's been passed around the net or previously registered, and maybe it tried to contact Micro. for registration and they "zapped" my computer.

If anyone has any suggestions, PLEASE DEAR GOD HELP ME. I have to get this computer up and running PRONTO.


Answer:Windows 98 won't boot up after Office XP install

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Hi, I want to install office 2003 in windows 8 pro. I received an error message. Is is possible to install?

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I'm new to this, it's taken me ages to find somewhere where I can write something! I'm too old for all this! All I want to know (please) is the answer to this....
My laptop is great, i've got xp pro on it, as i have on my pc. I want to transfer office 2003 from my laptop to the pc (was a friends), but don't know how! I've stored office 2003 on an external hard drive (I haven't got the ID number or disc, just moved house and lost loads, don't get me started on photographs!), but that's as far as I've got. I've heard about creating networks etc, but I really have no idea, I'm OK at b asic software skills (In office), but other than that I get as far as the on button! As I said, I'm getting too old! Any ideas more than welcome (if I manage to post this!)

Answer:I want to transfer office 2003 from my laptop to the pc

First of all, Welcome to TechSpot! I hope you'll love this place as much as I do.

You'll need to locate the Office 2003 install CDs and do a fresh install on your PC.

Now (this may sound confusing) if you don't have them, you could probably try copying the folder containing the office applications from your laptop to your PC, but I doubt it would work without also copying some files from "%programfiles%\common files\microsoft shared" and copying Office's registry entries in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Microsoft\Office" from the laptop to the PC, but even with that it still might not work. (substitute %programfiles% with the correct directory on your computer, most likely "C:\Program Files".)

If you don't know how to do the above and you also don't have the original install CDs and a serial-number for Office, then I would advise you to either buy a new copy of Office or start using

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Can I take the Microsoft office from another computer that is not working and put it on this computer?

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I have MS Office 2000 installed on a laptop that I do not intend to use anymore, unless of course the new one goes bellyup.If I uninstall the components on the old laptop is it OK for me to then install MS Office on my new machine and to register it in the normal way.

Answer:Transfer MS Office to new laptop. Is it legal?

click hereI have a Retail Copy Of Office, and I replaced my existing PC. Can I install my copy of Office on my new replacement PC?Yes. As long as Office was completely and entirely removed from the old PC, you can install your Office on your replacement computer. I bought a Retail Copy of Office and installed it on my PC. Can I install it on my laptop, too?Yes. You can install Office on your laptop as long as you are the exclusive user of the laptop. This means that you can install it on your laptop, but not your wife's laptop. It is important to understand that the EULA allows you to install the second copy of Office on a portable device like a laptop, not just some any other PC. In summary, you can install a retail copy on your desktop PC and your laptop. It does not mean that you can install it on two desktop PCs. You don't have the right to install it on two PCs. You have the right to install it on one desktop PC and one of your own laptops. Any other combination is not allowed.

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I want to sell my old laptop with the OS and all of the software installed.  However, my name comes up when opening many of the applications.  Is it possible to transfer the registration to the new owner (change the name) and/or hide my name somehow?  Thanks

Answer:Transfer Registration Name on MS Office & Comp

if you sell/transfer a pc with a system on it......its up to the person to seek a licence for it from M$oft......ok is the progam embeded with the o/s?? if not just install it?just reformat the drive and give the disks to whoever purchases the pc

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