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Windows 7: Worth buying Office Professional 2010 for under 15?

28 Dec 2011   #1
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 
Worth buying Office Professional 2010 for under 15?

I'm just wondering whether this is worth the purchase: My company has enrolled in the Home Use Program and is offering Office Pro 2010 for a digital download of 12.95.

It's cheap, and I have Open Office currently installed. I don't use it a great deal but under 15 bucks is almost too cheap to ignore, even though it's nearly 2 years old now. I would however if there are any issues with software / hardware compatability.
What are opinions of forum members?

Thanks
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28 Dec 2011   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

MS Office is a very large program, and can cause problems if you install multiple versions of it on top of each other (ie 07 & 10). It should work, however, with most hardware, provided your computer isn't growing a beard itself for how long it takes to boot up. I myself would install it, but open office works just as well, and seems to be a bit more refined than MS office. But for that price, and if you can, you might see if another family member or friend would like to have it provided you do not.
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28 Dec 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you use Office at all, by all means, take advantage of your companies home use program. Even though nearly 2 years old, 2010 is the newest version out there. And the Home Use Program is usually the higher end version which comes with more software. I know we used to get it for $10-$15, and it was nearly $450 retail for the version we used to get at work.
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28 Dec 2011   #4
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I'd agree with the previous posters. That deal is too good to pass up. I switched back to MS Office 2010 from OpenOffice when I got a similar deal about a year ago and have not regretted it once.
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28 Dec 2011   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Agree - I took up the HUP offer and have also never regretted it.
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29 Dec 2011   #6
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Agree - I took up the HUP offer and have also never regretted it.
Me too, excellent oportunity to acquire a great suite of software.
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29 Dec 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

At that price, it's an absolute gift.

Granted, you may not use all that MS Office has to offer, but as Joan points out, it is a great application.
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29 Dec 2011   #8
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

To everyone - thanks for the replies.

I decided to get it.. I used to love OneNote back in the day, I use Excel to note my hours worked every month and occasionally use Word. The rest isn't really used, but as has been said, too good to pass up...

However, the download link I received included M$ Lync 2010, which was x86 (as was the Office Pro) - it wouldn't instal on my Home Premium x64. Googling found me a x64 download link, but it hasn't worked yet... it keeps trying to log in, then "Error, cannot sign in to Lync - the server is temporarily unavailable. If the problem continues, please contact your support team". <sigh>...

Merry Christmas to all.
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29 Dec 2011   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Even though you have a 64 bit OS, you most likely want the 32 bit version of Office. This is what Microsoft recommends that everybody load. Reason being is that a ton of 3rd party plugins and such won't work with the 64bit version of Office.

At my shop, several of us run 64bit OS's to get full use of 4GB or more or RAM, but we stick with 32bit Office 2010.
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29 Dec 2011   #10
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

@pparks1 - yes, agreed, but The x86 version of Lync would not instal - it gave me a compatability error. I have installed x86 Office though.
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