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Windows 7: Office 2010 (Installation & Screenshots)

20 May 2009   #1
Orbital Shark

Office 2010 (Installation & Screenshots)

After downloading the Techincal Preview of Office 2010 i thought i'd make this thread detailing the installation & some notes/screenshots of it in action.

Installation can be run from both DVD & Hard Disk, just double-click the Setup.exe file.

Check the box to agree to the terms, then click next.
Office 2010 (Installation & Screenshots)-office-2010-agreement-.png
[Personal preference] the best way to guarantee a full installation is to choose a custom install by clicking Customize.
Office 2010 (Installation & Screenshots)-office-2010-install-option-.png
You can select each component (application) that is installed with Office, I find the best option is to Run all from My Computer. This will install all Office 2010 applications.
Office 2010 (Installation & Screenshots)-office-2010-install-option-2-.png
Once done, click Install Now to finalise the installation & commence copying files.
Office 2010 (Installation & Screenshots)-office-2010-installing-.png

First thing to note is the rather flashy splash screen that runs with each application
Office 2010 (Installation & Screenshots)-office-2010-splash-.png
and the sheer speed at which the apps open up (sooo much fast than 2003 & even 2007).

All applications run as expected, with a whole host of new features at your fingertips (far too many to mention ).

Below is a list of the main Office 2010 (and indeed every Office) applications.

Microsoft Access:
Office 2010 (Installation & Screenshots)-office-2010-access-.png
Microsoft Excel
Office 2010 (Installation & Screenshots)-office-2010-excel-.png
Microsoft Powerpoint
Office 2010 (Installation & Screenshots)-office-2010-powerpoint-.png
Microsoft Publisher
Office 2010 (Installation & Screenshots)-office-2010-publisher-.png
Microsoft Word
Office 2010 (Installation & Screenshots)-office-2010-word-.png

There is (as of yet) no key required to activate this Technical Preview.

Hope you ind this useful


My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x86

Not sure I like the look of 2010.

It seems like visually they've taken a step back from 2007. I liked the blue colour and the drop down menu design with the jewel. This just looks a bit bland. Plus the tabs and especially the replacement for the jewel look kind of clunky...

Does 'Technical Preview' mean that this version is just for testing out the interface and features with aesthetics being added at a later date?

What does everyone else think?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I hope that is the case dannet because Im not liking the design. I much prefer 2007 as well.
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20 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC (7100)

I wonder, is the blue color on the top due to the desktop background? As in, the tool bar being partially transparent.
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20 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KrossX View Post
I wonder, is the blue color on the top due to the desktop background? As in, the tool bar being partially transparent.
Yeah the bar at the top features the glass effect. The blue colour must be the blue desktop showing through.
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23 Oct 2009   #6
Phil K

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

How do you select "set transparent colour" in Publisher 2010 ?
It was a doddle in 2007. Nowhere to be seen in 2010
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23 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

This is a technical preview which means it is pre beta - the GUI is at best half finished. In fact some UI options are actually absent such as the option to change the colour of the UI and other than the default action gives an error message stating that this feature will be added in the beta phase
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25 Oct 2009   #8


Thank You For Sharing.
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03 Jul 2010   #9

XP Professional
Office 2010 Home & Business Installation

I'm upgrading to 2010. . .since Microsoft didn't come out with an upgrade package do I need to uninstall '07 or just install over it?
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03 Jul 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rtj6751 View Post
I'm upgrading to 2010. . .since Microsoft didn't come out with an upgrade package do I need to uninstall '07 or just install over it?
This may be of help:
How to Install Office 2010 without Upgrading Office 2007
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