I just got off the phone with a Dell techie who solved this problem: that being the full (Trial) version of Office 2010 was installed along with my factory installed Student Version and I could not delete the Trial apps that continued to bug me to buy 'em after the trial expired. The "fix" suggested: "Go to Word>File>Help>Uninstall Trial Versions" DID NOT WORK. The trial versions were still there. There are two ways to fix this, the hard way and an easy way: Hard Way
: The "Trial Versions" were installed when you first started up and configured the "Student Version". You will need to uninstall the student version and reinstall it, making one key change. Go to Control Panel>Add/Remove section and UNINSTALL "Office Student Version" as there is no opportunity to REMOVE the trial versions which are embedded in the Student Version. If the Student Version was factory installed and you have the PRODUCT KEY (essential), you can go to microsoft.com and redownload the Student Version and reinstall using the KEY---HOWEVER, do not be too quick to click NEXT, etc., etc, as the window which has two buttons: INSTAL and CUSTOM, you must click on CUSTOM and be sure and UNCHECK the "INSTALL TRIAL VERSIONS OF OFFICE". Proceed with the rest of the installation. Easy Way:
(thanks to Dell techie) Go to Control Panel>Add/Remove, scroll down and HIGHLIGHT MS Office Student Version. At the top of the screen click the CHANGE
tab. A window opens up-- be sure the "Add Remove Features" button is highlighted. Click "CONTINUE
". On the next screen, click the down arrow of the features (apps) you want to disable--a window opens up--select the choice with the RED
" ("Not Available"). Continue to select all the features you want to eliminate -- you can always go back later and unselect these if you made an error. Click "Continue" and allow the system to reconfigure. Voila, the troublesome trial apps are gone from your Programs menu and won't appear again.