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Windows 7: How to remove all Office but starter?

24 Jan 2015   #21
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Do you have a legal activation key for Office Starter.
The key that came for Office Starter was a trial version installed by the computer company you bought the computer from and will no longer work.

Put all the posting in a pile and cover it up.

You either have a proper activation key for Office or you don't. Which is it?


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24 Jan 2015   #22
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

The one that you subscribed is most likely Office 365. Is that subscription still current or have you cancelled it.

From what you have said Office 2010 Click to Run was for the 30 trial period, is that correct.
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24 Jan 2015   #23
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Office Starter is no longer available and has been replaced with free online Office Web Apps.
If you're lucky and you can find SetupConsumerC2ROLW.exe in your recovery media, you MIGHT be able to re-install it with that.
An MS thread about this:
Office Starter Download

If you can do a factory recovery, you should get Office Starter as it was when you bought the PC.
The factory recovery would wipe out everything you have now, and your PC will be just like it was when you bought it.
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24 Jan 2015   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As far as I know Office Starter had a activating date and a expired date.
Microsoft knows both of those dates and will probable will not let it activate again. Or one could just reactivate over and over. Microsoft isn't that dumb.
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24 Jan 2015   #25
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I'm not sure.
This MS thread says no activation is needed for the default Office Starter.

How to remove all Office but starter?-ofcstarter_01.png

source: Microsoft Office Starter activation key


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24 Jan 2015   #26
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Another possibility - I'm not sure if you're interested in trying this...
  1. Create a System Backup Image
  2. Remove all the Office stuff that is not Office Starter
  3. See if Office Starter works
  4. If it doesn't work, restore the backup image

Or, uninstall all the Office stuff and get one of the free Office suites such as Libre Office, WHS, etc.
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26 Jan 2015   #27
EggieOGeggie

WinXPHE32 and Win7 Starter 32-bit
 
 

Ok, well I decided to simply remove 365 and fallback on the other options if that failed. It seemed to work fine. Now when I double-click on a *.doc* file or download one from Firefox, it opens in Word Starter.
Thanks.
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26 Jan 2015   #28
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Glad to hear that it is working for you !
Thanks for posting back as it can help others.

If everything is working fine for you, i suggest creating a system backup image.
imho, it's the best thing since sliced bread.
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