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Windows 7: How to remove all Office but starter?

24 Jan 2015   #1
EggieOGeggie

WinXPHE32 and Win7 Starter 32-bit
 
 
How to remove all Office but starter?

I have this pay Office installed, with which M$ managed to hose me of about 60$, and now I want to remove it so it'll stop interfering with my Office Starter installation. Unfortunately, I don't know which items to remove from the Control Panel. The Offices I have in the Control Panel:
  • 365
  • Click-to-Run 2010
  • PowerPoint Viewer 2007
  • Starter 2010
Which do I remove?
After that, I might need help getting documents to default to the Starter. For instance, when I download a Word document, I can't figure out how to get it to start the Starter Word.


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24 Jan 2015   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Do you have a reinstall copy of Office Starter 2010. The only way that I can see is to uninstall all your versions of Office, then reinstall Office Starter. If you don't have a copy of Starter then I think you will have to select one of the others & just install it only.
Having multiple copies of Office can cause conflicts, particularly as these are the same version.
Before you do any uninstalling, copy all your documents etc. to a flash stick or similar, so you don't lose those.
Removing all traces of Office when uninstalling can be a problem, so post back if you have a problem.
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24 Jan 2015   #3
EggieOGeggie

WinXPHE32 and Win7 Starter 32-bit
 
 

Ugh! No, I don't have Starter install disks. It came w/the laptop I bought. I don't feel comfortable playing Russian Roulette w/the Control Panel.
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24 Jan 2015   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

From what I have been able to find out, is that if you uninstall the other versions of Office & not Office Starter then it wont work as parts that are needed get removed when the others are uninstalled.

So it looks like you will either have to leave things as they are, or uninstall all & then reinstall one that you have a copy of & the activation code for.
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24 Jan 2015   #5
EggieOGeggie

WinXPHE32 and Win7 Starter 32-bit
 
 

That's just great!
In that case, can someone tell me how to get the Starter stuff back into context menus and the like? When I select "Open With..." on a *.doc* file it doesn't offer Word Starter; it just offers the pay one, then tells me to buy a subscription! I have a similar problem when I want Firefox to open a document that it downloaded.
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24 Jan 2015   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

According to your first post you have Office 2010 Click to Run installed, so you should have an activation code for that & it should be working.
If you have Office 2010 Click to Run & it's activation code why couldn't you uninstall all the Office programs & then just reinstall it & forget about Office Starter.
I am using Office 2013 Pro Click to Run & I have an activation code & the installation DVD, although most of if gets downloaded & installed from the web. It was a once only purchase so there is no ongoing subscription to pay.
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24 Jan 2015   #7
EggieOGeggie

WinXPHE32 and Win7 Starter 32-bit
 
 

So, I'm not sure I know what you are saying. What good is Click-to-Run without Starter?
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24 Jan 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If Office Starter cam with the computer it most likely was a trial version and it's time is up for the trial. You will have to buy a key to upgrade.

The other Office products from Microsoft have to have a paid for activation Key to continue to work.

If you have a proper paid for activation key their should not be a problem installing one of the Microsoft products and activating it after you remove all the other Office products.

If you are trying to use Microsoft Office without a activation key it is not going to work.
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24 Jan 2015   #9
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EggieOGeggie View Post
So, I'm not sure I know what you are saying. What good is Click-to-Run without Starter?
Office 2010 Click to Run should be a complete program that is self contained & does not require any other Office program for it to work.
If you have a legal copy of Office 2010 Click to Run you should have an activation code. If you have an activation code you can download it & install it it, or you may have the installation DVD.
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24 Jan 2015   #10
EggieOGeggie

WinXPHE32 and Win7 Starter 32-bit
 
 

So where would I find this activation code? I definitely don't have it in hardcopy.
When I look at https://thommck.wordpress.com/2014/0...jigsaw-puzzle/ it looks like that Click-to-Run is part of that subscription crap that's giving me all this trouble and wasn't installed when I got the laptop.
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