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Free Office 2007 To Office 2010 Upgrade Period Starts Today

Question: Free Office 2007 To Office 2010 Upgrade Period Starts Today

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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Preferred Solution: Free Office 2007 To Office 2010 Upgrade Period Starts Today

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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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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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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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If you've been using the 30-day version of Microsoft Office 2010, here's a nice tip for you: the testing period can be extended for up to six months. Much like Windows, the popular productivity suite contains a so called rearm function that gives you 30 extra days to activate the program. The command can be used up to five times, and if used at the end of each 30-day grace period, you can run Office 2010 for up to 180 days without entering an activation key.

Source - Extend Microsoft Office 2010's free trial period to 180 days - TechSpot News

Answer:Extend MS Office 2010's free trial period to 180 days.

Thanks, good information to have.

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Any idea when Office 2013 will be available for download / upgrade?


Answer:Purchased Office 2010 w/ free upgrade to Office 2013

Hi there
it's in the Ms store already -- although IMO I'd stick to Office 2010 if I were you.
Anyway YMMV so here's the link (UK store) .

Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store - Office Suites

What you'd do to get the upgrade price I don't know but Office 2013 IS available for download. Try phoning / emailing -- actually a better option these days is to use a FAX believe it or not for this type of question. Emails tend to get lost as people have 100'000's to deal with, phone calls are diabolical --endless menu systems, loads of waiting and people on the other side of the planet who are incredibly difficult to understand.

The lowly fax machine when it chatters into life usually gets INSTANT attention these days . !!


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Hello, today the automatic update performed
Cumulative update 1703 and
MS Office 2007 update, the KB numbers follow

on a machine with CZECH Windows, Office 2007 installation was also Czech.

After the update, my Outlook 2007 started to speak half Czech and half Swedish or what
(see image). Can that be fixed?

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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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Download Free Chemistry Add-in for Office Word 2010 and 2007.

Citing the need to support the ability of chemists to communicate in their discipline-specific language as essential to scientific research, Microsoft has made available for download a free add-in for the 2010 and 2007 flavors of Office Word. Dubbed informally Chem4Word, the add-in was developed by Microsoft Research and the Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics at the University of Cambridge, and was released at the American Chemical Society?s Spring 2010 National Meeting & Exposition. Alex Wade, director for Scholarly Communication, Microsoft Research, explained that the Word extension was capable of supporting specific symbols across technologies and file formats, and streamlining authoring and semantic annotation.

Source -
Download Free Chemistry Add-in for Office Word 2010 and 2007 - But not for Word 2010 Beta - Softpedia

Answer:Download Free Add-in for Office Word 2010 and 2007.

Thanks... to our resident, on the scene, reporter!
+1 comin your way!

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Like many licensed Microsoft products, Office 2010 has a rearm function built-in to extend your trial period an extra 30 days. You can do it in Windows 7 and also in Office 2010 using Office 2010 Trial Extender easily.
The process can be repeated 5 times, giving you a trial length of up to 180 days. But be careful. Click the button once, and the trial length will become 30 days.
Is this legal? Yes. Office 2010 Trial Extender isn't "hacking" Office, it's actually using a standard feature that Microsoft have built into the product. Download Office 2010 Trial Extender. UPDATE: Now supports Office 2013 too.

Answer:Office 2010 & 2013 Trial Extender: Rearm Office & extend its Trial period to 180 days

Download ???
Why ?
You don?t have to download anything...
Just open a Command-prompt (start CMD.exe)
On a 32-bit O/S Enter: "CD \Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\"
On a 64-bit O/S Enter: "CD \Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\"
here is a bat-file that runs on both 32 & 64-bit versions of W7 & WS2008-R2: OFFICE 2010_REARM.BAT --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SET P=\Program Files
IF DEFINED ProgramW6432 SET P=%P% (x86)
CD %P%\Common Files\microsoft shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\

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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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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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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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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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i bought office H&S 2007 in feb, installed & activated it about the 20th of feb and now MS has a free upgrade to those who activated from 5th march onwards

not too happy

i wonder if i could pleed with MS for a free upgrade

Answer:Office 2010 free upgrade

Bad luck mate.

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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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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 just upgraded my Office 2007 installation to Office 2010 H & S edition, intending to retain Outlook 2007. After the installation, however, I was dismayed to see that the installation had destroyed my Outlook 2007, including the outlook.pst file. Any suggestions?

Answer:Outlook 2007 lost when upgrade to Office 2010

If I remember correctly that happened to me awhile back going from Office 2000 to 2003. I feintly remember uninstally the 2003 outlook and it reverted back to the 2000 version. Other than that, I may have done a system restore back to before the 2003 installation I'm not quite sure anymore, it was so long ago. All I can say is that now when I install a new version of M$ office I do a custom install and don't install the newest Outlook...or I save the outlook files first and then do a new installation.Sorry, that's about all I remember and hopefully some other posters will have more input on that.Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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hi guys,

well i just installed office 2010 and during install you get the option to click for the free Office 2013 download.

Office 2013 is far more interesting dan 2007 or 2010.


Answer:just installed Office 2010 X64 to get Office 2013 free

You've just installed or just boght and installed?

As you can see, are 2 different things.

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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 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 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 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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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 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 did an upgrade installation from Office 2003 PRO to Office 2010 PRO. I had several issues with Access denied on C:\Config.msi. I usually select retry and all is well. I think I may have missed one of the retries before I did the system restart.
Now I get an error 2203 whenever I reboot, and the Office 2003 installer keeps popping up anytime I try to do anything.
I tried uninstalling Office 2003 and was told that I had a corrupted install. I tried re-installing it and it seems to just hang.
I also tried to uninstall and repair Office 2010.

I'm at a loss at this point.


Answer:Problems after Upgrade Installation from Office 2003 to Office 2010

Do a restore point to before you installed office 2010. then uninstall the office 2003 and do not upgrade.

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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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Does anyone know if I can easily upgrade my Office 2003 Student version to Office Basic or Standard upgrade versions2007?

Answer:Upgrade Office 2003 Student to Office Basic 2007

Yes, the 2007 Home and Student version of Office 2007 will do it. There's no upgrade for it, just the CD with Word, Excel, Power Point and One Note, stick it in and follow the install instructions. However, if you're going to be using Office 2007 and transferring files between versions i.e. Office 2007 at home and Office 2003 somewhere else, it's worth knowing that Office 2007 uses a new file format that isn't recognised by earlier versions of Office. For Word its .docx, for Excel its .xlsx, and Powerpoint .pptx.You can download software for earlier versions to read the new format, or alternatively, anything you may transfer can be saved in the old format. Thought I'd point it out as you mention a student version of Office 2003, and not all institutions will be using Office 2007 yet.

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I have 2 different Windows 7 systems that have this problem. When I install Office 2007 using the "Upgrade" option it does not remove Office 2003 and leaves the system in a confused state, especially in regards to Outlook. When I initially start Outlook it will say it is configuring Outlook 2007, but subsequent screens indicate an Outlook 2003 utility is being used.

With great pain I can manually set the default email client and do other pieces of the configuration and get Outlook 2007 running, but as soon as I reboot the system, it reverts to a confused state. I have tried all four methods Microsoft prescribes in KB2639197 to remove Office 2003. I have also used 3rd party uninstallers?specifically Revo and CCleaner. It still comes back after a reboot. I have removed BOTH Office 2007 and Office 2003 and I can reboot any number of times and it stays uninstalled, but as soon as I insert the Office 2007 install disc it ONLY gives me the upgrade option and returns to this state where both 2003 and 2007 products appear installed in a confused state.

Answer:Office 2007 Upgrade - Office 2003 Remains and won't go away

You could do a System Restore, if the restore point is there from when Office 2k3 was installed. You can also try Microsoft's Fix It tool at but you need the original install disc and the key for Office 2003. Or the Office Removal Wizard

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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 thought I read on a Microsoft blog that Office 2010 could go RTM as early as today, and be available on MDSN and TechNet as well.

Answer:Office 2010 RTM today?

May 12th release, so it should be soon for RTM...

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I bought the 3x family pack for office 2010 but not sure how to install is it just an upgrade or a new install and do I need to uninstall office 2003 first Thank you for any help.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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Answer:office 2003 upgrade to office 2010

There's no upgrade license for Office 2010. It should install just fine over whatever version you have, and it will install just fine on a computer without any previous version installed.

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I've been thinking about upgrading and have a few questions about doing so.1. Will office 2007 install over 2003?2. If not and I have to un-install 2003, do I have to backup all my contacts and email?3. I have noticed that 2007 has an instant search facility, do I really need that in a home environment?4. This might sound like a repeat,but, if 2007 installs over 2003 will the new program keep all my contacts and email?Thats all I can think of for the present, but if anyone who answers this epistle could tell me how they are getting along with 2007 and what are the pitfalls if any to the program itself. Thanks for listening. J.B.

Answer:Upgrade Office 2003 to Office 2007

What edition of Office 2007 are you looking at buying and more importantly WHAT do you expect out of your Office 2007 experience. Yes the interface is different, there are new file formats and wizards - but if you are happy with Office 2003 then you may not find 2007 much different.That said - I used both and I prefer 2007. As a student, the obvious choice for me was Home & Student 2007 - I only upgraded to make use of the new reviewing tools in Word, such as the tri-pane review feature - which has greatly helped in writing my thesis. That said, the Home version can be installed on 3 PC's, but doesn't include Outlook - so your contact an e-mail question is moot if you want this version. (You get a useless copy of Onenote instead, why not Access?!) So you will need Office Standard and up for Outlook...If you purchase a non-upgrade edition then you can install Office 2007 alongside 2003 - the only problem here is that Outlook must either be 2003 OR 2007, can't be both. I found that my installation of Office was installed in the same place as my previous Office XP installation and the programmes were removed automatically (except for the ones that aren't included in my 2007 version.)Can't comment specifically with Outlook as I have a uni account with e-mail facilities so I don't use the software...You ask about pitfalls - well be aware that Office 2007 saves all files in a new XML format, whilst you can read older formats from previous versions, the older versions CANNOT by defa... Read more

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I've been considering upgrading my Office 2003 installations, since support has run out, and, well, the program is 11 years old.

I primarily use Word, Excel, and Project. Occasionally PowerPoint. So it seems obvious that a Home & Student version would be fine for me, since MS Project does not come bundled in any Office product.

My initial criteria are these:
I do not want to rent the software. I want to pay for it once and own it.
Can't be tied to one PC. I want to be able to install it on my newest PCs as I replace my old one with a new one.
I want a physical or file copy - DVD or Download.
I want the program installed on my hard drive. I do not want to access business software over the internet.
I want to install the same version on 2 desktops and 1 laptop. Obviously looking for the least expensive (legal) way to do this. This might include keeping Office 2003 on one or more machines.
Base on my criteria it looks like I am best off with MS Office 2010 Home & Student 3x Family Pack.
Amazon US is selling this for $280. EDIT: $260.

I'm looking for feedback, constructive criticism, warnings, and advice. My criteria is not set in stone, but it is what I am comfortable with. This is a business decision, so the long term cost is going to be the main deciding factor.

TIA for any comments.

Answer:Does it make sense for me to buy Office 2010 today?

It is a good product. I bought it too a while ago when it was a lot cheaper ($149). At Newegg it is currently slightly cheaper than at Amazon. Sometimes it goes on sale at Newegg. You might want to subscribe to their daily feed.

Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Student 3-User Software -

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Manufacture Date: 12/29/2010
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
Processor: 2x AMD Phenom II X2 B55 Processor
Memory: 4GB, Non-ECC, 1333MHz DDR3 (2x2GB)
BIOS: Version A05
Hard Disk: 250GB SATA 3.0BG/s and 8MB Data Burst Cache
Display Adapters: 256MB ATI Raedeon HD 3450
DVD/CD-ROM Drives: DVD+/-RW 16x
Network Adapters: Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
Sound/Video/Game Controllers: Realtek High Definition Audio

I have been tooling around on this Dell OptiPlex 580 off and on for about 12 months. It has crashed about every two weeks since it has come out of the box. After much pleading from the owner, I reluctantly agreed to reinstall the OS today (I have always suspected third-party software issues, so I did not wholeheartedly believe this would solve the problem). After reinstalling the OS, I got started on applying updates (currently UTD from Windows Update), installing antivirus, and the like. The PC came with Office 2010 Professional installed, but since I could not find a disk for it, I downloaded a free trial. After entering the product key, the PC seemed to be chugging through the normal installation when, BAM! BSOD! I am not sure whether an actual problem with the installation process caused this, or if this is just more of the same old story, and we should expect these crashes to continue as always. Below I have listed the BugCheck info from the crash:

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Answer:BSOD While Installing Office 2010, Reinstalled 7 Pro Earlier Today

Ran Memtest overnight and did a HDD diagnostic this morning. No errors found. I am going to continue to work on this rebuild and see if I can't get to a solution for this crash. Pictures attached.

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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
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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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Answer:System Upgrade Utilities 2010 for free (only today)

Thanks for the link Kari... This should help a lot of people!!

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This has been going for a few weeks and I've tried everything short of paying Microsoft to sort it out.
Has anyone solved the problem?

Answer:Excel in Office 2010 Professional Plan configures itself each time it starts.

Does this only happen with Excel and not ie with Word? Have you tried uninstalling, rebooting and reinstalling?

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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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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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After searching through google and the forums for a solution, I thought i'd come here and ask. First off, is Microsoft Office 2007 compatible with Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002? I know it is for regular XP but for whatever reason, Microsoft made that horrible version. Anyways, I go to install it, enter my key, click install and it goes to the install screen. The bar doesn't fill at all. After a few seconds.. i hear the HDD click a bit and then it says it encountered an error during setup. I've tried many google suggestions. No other version of office installed. Tried installing to a different folder, and even to a different HDD. Any suggestions? Like I said, it doesn't even start the installation...

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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Hello and thank you for your time,
I was wondering is there a way to get office 2010 for free legally, I am a new user of Windows 7, and I would ecstatic for the use of.

Answer:Is there free office 2010 for 7

No there is not a free version of anything that Microsoft sells in a store such as Windows and Office.

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I upgraded Outlook 2007 to 2010. I did this via purchasing a new seat of 2007 to get the upgrade last week for free.

Please bear with me but with Office Pro 2007, inclusive of Outlook already installed, I found the only way to activate the upgradable new seat of Outlook 2007 (required of course for the upgrade to 2010) was to remove Office Pro 2007 (and its Outlook 2007), then install and activate the new upgradable seat of Outlook 2007.

Anyway, Outlook 2010 is up and running, but I of course need the other 2007 applications back

My question Lord willing is simple, when I put the Office Pro 2007 disk in, will it ask me if I want to install it's 2007 version of Outlook over Outlook 2010, or will it just do it(!)...?

Answer:Install Office Pro 2007 over Outlook 2010

Quote: Originally Posted by daledrums

I upgraded Outlook 2007 to 2010. I did this via purchasing a new seat of 2007 to get the upgrade last week for free.

Please bear with me but with Office Pro 2007, inclusive of Outlook already installed, I found the only way to activate the upgradable new seat of Outlook 2007 (required of course for the upgrade to 2010) was to remove Office Pro 2007 (and its Outlook 2007), then install and activate the new upgradable seat of Outlook 2007.

Anyway, Outlook 2010 is up and running, but I of course need the other 2007 applications back

My question Lord willing is simple, when I put the Office Pro 2007 disk in, will it ask me if I want to install it's 2007 version of Outlook over Outlook 2010, or will it just do it(!)...?

You want to do a "custom" install of office 2007, just uncheck "outlook" and install whatever else you want. You can only have one installed copy of outlook at a time.

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What's the difference between the 3? Or is there any difference? I was thinking about upgrading down the road sometime but not sure I will.

Currently I'm very happy with my Office 2003. It works well for me.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 vs. 2007 vs. 2003

There is a bit of information here:

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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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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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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 got loads of files that I have created in Office 2007, but I now have 2010 installed on my PC but I can't seem to get 2010 to print 2007 files as it is saying that I don't have permission. How do I get 2010 to have full functionality for 2007 files?

Answer:Can't get office 2010 to work with 2007 documents?

Check the Information Rights Management of Office 2010. I have 2010 and have never had problems printing 2007 files.

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Hi guys,
I was just wondering if someone was able to lend a hand in helping me set up microsoft office 2007 or 2010 for multiple languages at once. You see, I'm taking a Spanish class in college, and I want to be able to write accent marks correctly but easily. I figured that the easiest way to do this would be to switch the keyboard layout so that office will automatically respond to the change in language and I won't have to make wide stretches with my fingers or memorize hundreds of unicode characters. All through high school, the only way I was ever able to do accents in Spanish was by typing in the unicode characters. Please let me know what I can do to solve this problem. Thanks.


Answer:how to set up office 2007/2010 for multiple languages at once

Microsoft Office Language Pack 2007Scroll down to the bootom to supported languages for the correct file to downloadOfficeLP2007SP1-kb936982-fullfile-es-es.exe

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Is it possible to install the 3 different version of Microsoft Office within the same PC? If so, in which sequence? ascending or decending order?

Answer:Microsoft Office (2003 + 2007 + 2010)

In short, NO, not without a bit of hassle at least.
But why would you like to do so in the first place if I may ask?


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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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I bought a new compuiter.On my former computer, I had many desk top icons of documents that I prepared using Microsoft Office 2007. Prior to changing computers,I downloaded all of my desktop icons dto my thumb ddrive.Now with the new compjuter, I downloaded the new Microsoft Offie Professional 2010. Previouisly I was told by Best Buythat when I downloaded the new Microsoft Office Professional 2010, the word documents, that I had on my desktoop would just automatically go into the new office 2010That did not happen so now I have many wored documentsw that I cannodt open.... When I click the icon on my desktop now.... a box opens with a heading of : File Download.............Inside the box it asks: Do you want to open or save this file?Below that is the following:Name: Which is the name of the documentType: Doc_auto-file, 78.0 KB (this last number will vary depending on the document)Then at the bottom of the box.... three options: Open.............Save..............CancelI want,of course, that each of my word documents/publisher documents, etc that I now have on my new desktop be opened in the new version of Microsoft Office 2010.(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

Answer:Changing from Microsoft Office 2007 to 2010

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Office 2010 will read Office 2007 files with no problems.

What I am wondering is if the icons on your desktop were shortcuts and not the original documents themselves.
You can tell that by the icon. If there is a little arrow on the lower left of the icon its a shortcut and not the original.

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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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Since support is about to end for 2003 version, I think that it may be time to change. If I go to either 2007 or 2010 version, I think that I understand that "opening and reading" an "XLS" file will not be any problem since you can use the
Compatibility Pack". I am not so sure about the templates ( XLT ) files. Will I be able to continue those files, because I use them on a daily basis. Will an XLT file open and be able to be used in either 2007 or 2010 ?

Answer:Changing from Office 2003 to either 2007 or 2010

XLS files can still be opened. Supposedly it is possible that some things might appear a little different when opening them with newer versions, but I've never found this to be true. And while I can't tell you for sure, I'm 98% sure XLT files will open just fine too. Basically you can open old format files in newer versions of Office, but you can't open newer format files with older Office versions.

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Source: Microsoft releases Office 2016 -- upgrade today!

If you?ve been waiting for the latest version of Microsoft Office, we have some good news for you. The newest addition to Office 365, Microsoft?s cloud-based subscription service, is available to download now.

Office 2016 delivers new versions of the desktop apps for Windows, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio and Access. Office 365 subscribers can choose to download the new Office 2016 apps as part of their subscription (automatic updates will begin rolling out to consumers and small-businesses next month). The new suite is also available to buy for a one-off fee from today.
Highlights of the new release include:
Co-authoring in Word, PowerPoint and OneNote, including the all new real-time typing experience in Word
Intelligent features like Tell Me which allow you to use intuitive language to find the commands you need and Smart Lookup which brings insights from the web right into your documents
Office 365 Groups are now an integrated part of the Outlook 2016 client app and available on your favorite mobile device through the Outlook Groups app, delivering a consistent team experience across the suite.
GigJam, a new way for teams to accomplish tasks and transform business processes by breaking down the barriers between devices, apps and people, is available in private preview today, and will become part of Office 365 in 2016
Significant new updates to OneDrive for Business comin... Read more

Answer:Microsoft releases Office 2016 -upgrade today!

Thanks for sharing. Please remember not everything is meant to posted in the News section. New version, software releases and updates can be posted in the All Software Discussions (non-security), but remember to Homepage, Changelog and Download/Mirror links.


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I bought this computer in June 2012 and opted for the free office (with adverts).This has suited me just fine but today I cannot access many of my documents as they have all changed to DOCX files, and a Microsoft message appears saying I have to purchase Office 2010. Was it a time limited offer?

Answer:Free Microsoft office 2010

You probably have the starter edition of Office which only has Word and Excel or the trial version and adverts. The trial version should have expired long before now if it came in 2012. Have you tried installing any other MS Office software?

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Windws 10 x64 is Offering me 4 Office 2010 updates: KB2553347, 4011188, 4011055, 2553338.

The catch is, I don't have Office 2010 installed.

I have been running Office 2016 (via Office 365) since it was released.

Answer:Office 2010 Updates Offered but Office 2010 Not Installed

May try this information:

I did install the updates and they do not seem to have any effect on Office 2016 Insiders version on my system.

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I don't know if maybe I'm the only one who runs into this problem or if it happens to a lot of people, but it seems to come up a lot for me.

I have had this issue on many computers but right now I am setting up an old Dell Latitude E5510 for an employee and I have reformatted, installed all drivers, and programs needed. I installed Office 2007, because this employee won't really be using the computer much.

I start up Windows Updates today and it has me downloading 3 updates for Windows 2010. This computer had Office 2010 on it before it was reformatted. Is it still sensing Office 2010 buried somewhere in the files and that's why it's asking me to install updates for it? Does Office 2007 use updates that are also made for 2010(and are only labled 2010)? Anyone have any ideas? I don't believe it's hurting anything, but I am curious!


Answer:Find Office 2010 Updates, When Office 2010 Isn't Installed?

I get those type of updates for my Office 2003. There are some later updates that can be applicable. For example, I installed a converter that lets me open later MSWord formats (2003 is doc) and now I get updates for later Office versions.

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