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Windows 7: Does it make sense for me to buy Office 2010 today?

26 Aug 2014   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A counterfeit copy will not activate. If you are not convinced that the site is legit, you might lose your $149. So be careful. You might be better off with Office 365.


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26 Aug 2014   #22
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Negative on 365. Does not meet criteria!

I will do due diligence. I'm cautious by nature, so any smell of a rat and I'm out of there!
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26 Aug 2014   #23
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The sad fact is that that reasonably priced and authentic copies of Office 2010 are pretty much all gone. I was still happily using Office 2007 when Office 2013 came out. When I saw the severe licensing restrictions it had then (the restrictions have been reduced a bit since then, thanks to public outcry), the pricing (no multipacks), and how it looked, I watched for a sale on Office 2010 to make sure I had a good Office program through the EOL of Win 7. Shortly after that, I caught my 3 pk for only $99. I got it just in time because it also was the last copy my local Fry's ever had of it.
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26 Aug 2014   #24
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

A follow up on the WPS (Kingsoft) install fiasco. Even after uninstalling, with Revo Uninstaller Pro, my MS Word and Outlook 2003 were still corrupted and couldn't use MS Word as the editor. Fortunately I had a System Restore point and I was able to recover. I don't know what else was corrupted, that was all I had encountered, so far.

Be forewarned about that suite of programs.
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27 Aug 2014   #25
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
A follow up on the WPS (Kingsoft) install fiasco. Even after uninstalling, with Revo Uninstaller Pro, my MS Word and Outlook 2003 were still corrupted and couldn't use MS Word as the editor. Fortunately I had a System Restore point and I was able to recover. I don't know what else was corrupted, that was all I had encountered, so far.

Be forewarned about that suite of programs.

Hi there

Absolutely NO probs whatsoever on my system -- I always test stuff out before advising others so I'm not sure what went wrong with your installation -- I always recommend taking an image backup BEFORE installing anything like that so you can easily restore if the product fails to work or causes other problems. -- I don't trust 3rd party "un-installers".

Testing on a VM is also a good idea - if it doesn't work simply Bin the VM.

I'm sorry you had trouble with the product -- I tested this with quite a few documents -- didn't corrupt my MS OFFICE 2010 in the slightest.

The last thing I'd want to do is advise people to use dubious software which hoses up their machines.

I can't say I've heard of any other instances of your experience. I've been using both Office 2010 and WPS office without problems with either for several weeks now.

Cheers
jimbo
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27 Aug 2014   #26
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
...I always recommend taking an image backup BEFORE installing anything like that so you can easily restore if the product fails to work or causes other problems. -- I don't trust 3rd party "un-installers"...
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27 Aug 2014   #27
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I had the older Kingsoft version installed and there wasn't any problems. The new WPS version caused the problems.
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27 Aug 2014   #28
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
I had the older Kingsoft version installed and there wasn't any problems. The new WPS version caused the problems.
Problems like that is why I always keep older versions of program installation files in case a newer version turns out to be problematic (I know this doesn't help you right now but it's something to keep in mind in the future).
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27 Aug 2014   #29
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Thanks for all your help folks.
Pulled the trigger on the Discount Mountain retail box. Good price and I have a plastic disc to fondle and fetish! It has shipped already so the company seems to be on top of things.

Steered away from SoftwareAu. On top of everything else they wanted too much personal info before I could even see if they took Paypal.
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27 Aug 2014   #30
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Pulled the trigger on the Discount Mountain retail box.
Please keep us posted on how this eventually works out as I'm occasionally interested in a good source for discounted software and have no personal experience with this outfit.

There's a Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 that I'd assume you'll get manually or through Windows Update. I'd guess you are entirely in the clear if you can get that installed and can go a couple of months with no complaints from Microsoft servers about licensing or authentication.
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