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Windows 7: Uninstalled pre-installed msoffice because i can't print

09 Mar 2013   #11
marsmimar

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If you use recovery disks or a hidden recovery partition, then yes, your computer will be returned to factory specifications. It will be exactly like it was the day you got it. All of your personal data will be removed.

But if you install OpenOffice or LibreOffice your personal data will not be affected.


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09 Mar 2013   #12
kndz022

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
If you use recovery disks or a hidden recovery partition, then yes, your computer will be returned to factory specifications. It will be exactly like it was the day you got it. All of your personal data will be removed.

But if you install OpenOffice or LibreOffice your personal data will not be affected.
As in all the programs? :O Even my files? So I should back up my files first right?

Is OpenOffice or LibreOffice the same as Microsoft Office? Does the files in Microsoft Office also compatible to those? What is the better office between the two? Thanks.
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09 Mar 2013   #13
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kndz022 View Post
As in all the programs? :O Even my files? So I should back up my files first right?

Is OpenOffice or LibreOffice the same as Microsoft Office? Does the files in Microsoft Office also compatible to those? What is the better office between the two? Thanks.
You would definitely want to back up all of your personal data. Files, photos, music, documents, videos, everything. You would also want to have any licenses, activation codes, etc for any programs that you installed. If you use recovery disks or the hidden recovery partition everything on the hard drive will be removed and it will be restored to the exact condition it was in when you first bought it.

Personally, I prefer LibreOffice. But since they're both free, you could try one for a while and then try the other. See which one you prefer. Neither OpenOffice nor LibreOffice is 100% the same as Microsoft Office. I'd say they are about 99% the same. Microsoft has some proprietary features that cannot be copied by other companies due to copyright and licensing restrictions. But OpenOffice and LibreOffice are so close to Microsoft Office that the average user won't notice any problems.
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09 Mar 2013   #14
kndz022

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kndz022 View Post
As in all the programs? :O Even my files? So I should back up my files first right?

Is OpenOffice or LibreOffice the same as Microsoft Office? Does the files in Microsoft Office also compatible to those? What is the better office between the two? Thanks.
You would definitely want to back up all of your personal data. Files, photos, music, documents, videos, everything. You would also want to have any licenses, activation codes, etc for any programs that you installed. If you use recovery disks or the hidden recovery partition everything on the hard drive will be removed and it will be restored to the exact condition it was in when you first bought it.

Personally, I prefer LibreOffice. But since they're both free, you could try one for a while and then try the other. See which one you prefer. Neither OpenOffice nor LibreOffice is 100% the same as Microsoft Office. I'd say they are about 99% the same. Microsoft has some proprietary features that cannot be copied by other companies due to copyright and licensing restrictions. But OpenOffice and LibreOffice are so close to Microsoft Office that the average user won't notice any problems.
Oh okay. Great! Thank you so much for the help. I needed to have these LibreOffice or OpenOffice as for now because I'm a student. I will do that recovery thing when I really need to have MicrosoftOffice. I have one question. My brother have the same laptop as mine and his laptop got Microsoft Office Starter also. Can I copy the files consisting of that Microsoft Office Starter and paste it in my Program Files here in my laptop?
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10 Mar 2013   #15
marsmimar

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My brother have the same laptop as mine and his laptop got Microsoft Office Starter also. Can I copy the files consisting of that Microsoft Office Starter and paste it in my Program Files here in my laptop?
Since Microsoft Office Starter apparently uses different licensing restrictions, each copy of Office Starter might be tied in to a specific computer. I don't know if it's physically possible to copy it / move it from one machine to another and still have it work correctly. Also, I'm not a lawyer so I can't offer any advice if what you are asking is legal under those licensing restrictions.
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10 Mar 2013   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a thought.
Windows Office Starter that came with the computer time has expired. If the time trial period has expired you will have to buy Windows Office in order to continue to use it.
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10 Mar 2013   #17
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just found this in my search - it includes a download link for Office Starter (just scroll down the page).
Microsoft Office Starter 2010 - PC Advisor

Here too:
Microsoft Office Starter 2010 free download - Software reviews, downloads, news, free trials, freeware and full commercial software - Downloadcrew

Please let us know if either of them are successful.
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10 Mar 2013   #18
kndz022

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote:
My brother have the same laptop as mine and his laptop got Microsoft Office Starter also. Can I copy the files consisting of that Microsoft Office Starter and paste it in my Program Files here in my laptop?
Since Microsoft Office Starter apparently uses different licensing restrictions, each copy of Office Starter might be tied in to a specific computer. I don't know if it's physically possible to copy it / move it from one machine to another and still have it work correctly. Also, I'm not a lawyer so I can't offer any advice if what you are asking is legal under those licensing restrictions.
Thank you I'm not yet trying if that is okay. And btw, I tried to print thru OpenOffice and LibreOffice, but again, the document won't print First of all, I uninstalled Microsoft Office Starter and Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 because I can't print with it and I thought the problem is with the Microsoft Offices. But then, it's the same in OpenOffice and LibreOffice

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Just a thought.
Windows Office Starter that came with the computer time has expired. If the time trial period has expired you will have to buy Windows Office in order to continue to use it.
Oh, what I know is that it is free and they are installed already in laptops that have Microsoft Starter.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
I just found this in my search - it includes a download link for Office Starter (just scroll down the page). Microsoft Office Starter 2010 - PC Advisor Here too: Microsoft Office Starter 2010 free download - Software reviews, downloads, news, free trials, freeware and full commercial software - Downloadcrew Please let us know if either of them are successful.
Thank you Will reply to you if it worked
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10 Mar 2013   #19
kndz022

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
I just found this in my search - it includes a download link for Office Starter (just scroll down the page).
Microsoft Office Starter 2010 - PC Advisor

Here too:
Microsoft Office Starter 2010 free download - Software reviews, downloads, news, free trials, freeware and full commercial software - Downloadcrew

Please let us know if either of them are successful.
Aww, it won't work D: it says "There was a problem setting up Microsoft Office Starter 2010: There was a problem setting up Microsoft Office. Try running Setup again. If the problem continues, contact Microsoft Product Support." I tried to run again the Setup but it really won't work
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10 Mar 2013   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Other than Microsoft Office Starter what other Microsoft Office program do you have and have you tried to install it?
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