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Windows 7: Office 2010

14 Dec 2010   #1
mikegc

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Office 2010

I've been living with Office 2010 for a few weeks and I'm not too fond of it. Oh, Word is okay but Outlook is cumbersome with the supposed-to-be-easy ribbon. Is there a way to downgrade back to Office 2003 an will it work on a Windows 7 x64 machine?

Mike


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14 Dec 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you have a system restore point, just go back.
Make sure you can replace any programs that you installed during that time period.
System Restore

Will it work? Try this
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...s/default.aspx
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14 Dec 2010   #3
mikegc

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If you have a system restore point, just go back.
Make sure you can replace any programs that you installed during that time period.
System Restore

Will it work? Try this
Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads


Ooops, I should have provided more info. My old XP machine had Office 2003 and, unfortunately, someone "borrowed" it and didn't leave a note. I purchased a new Dell XPS and purchased Office 2010. I've got my old Office 2003 disk but I used up the three downloads.

Mike
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14 Dec 2010   #4
techmonkey74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit-HP OEM SP1 Installed
 
 
Office 2010 Disc on Preloaded PC

I will be setting up my new computer with Windows 7 in the new few days. It comes with Microsoft Office Starter preloaded. I purchased the DISC version of Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Office. I take it if Office starter is already preloaded then I do not even have to use the DVD, instead I can just punch in the product key# that comes with the DVD?

Sorry meant to post this separate. Not sure how or of I can move a post but please go to:

Office 2010 Disc On Preloaded PC
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14 Dec 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It is my understanding that starter has limited functions.
You need to reload with the key to get the entire package
Microsoft Office Starter 2010
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14 Dec 2010   #6
techmonkey74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit-HP OEM SP1 Installed
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
It is my understanding that starter has limited functions.
You need to reload with the key to get the entire package
Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Yeah I understand it is limited. Many people buy the Product Key Card which unlocks the full version. I purchased the Full Disc version which has the Disc as well as the product key. I was wondering if I even needed to load the DVD OR if I can use the product key activation number. I would not want to load the disk and have Office loaded twice if I can help it
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14 Dec 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Per this article you need to get the upgrade key and then download the upgrade that you paid for
Upgrade Office 2010 to Full Version Free and Discounted Upgrades

Article Quote
You can upgrade this Office 2010 to full version by visiting any of the Microsoft's retail stores or by contacting MS Sales. You will get an upgrade code. To upgrade Office 2010 to full version using this method, you need to download the version for which you bought the code. Once downloaded, all you need to do is to enter the code to activate the full version. You will not lose any customizations that you did to the Office 2010 Starter edition

Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/75572.aspx#ixzz187kF3vXV
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14 Dec 2010   #8
techmonkey74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit-HP OEM SP1 Installed
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Per this article you need to get the upgrade key and then download the upgrade that you paid for
Upgrade Office 2010 to Full Version Free and Discounted Upgrades

Article Quote
You can upgrade this Office 2010 to full version by visiting any of the Microsoft's retail stores or by contacting MS Sales. You will get an upgrade code. To upgrade Office 2010 to full version using this method, you need to download the version for which you bought the code. Once downloaded, all you need to do is to enter the code to activate the full version. You will not lose any customizations that you did to the Office 2010 Starter edition

Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/75572.aspx#ixzz187kF3vXV
Correct

I DID purchase the full version but it was on DVD from Costco. I was wondering if I needed to insert the DVD OR if I just entered the product key code that comes with the DVD if it would unlock/download the complete version that I paid for since starter is already preloaded. On the DVD case it says something like "No DVD drive?, download at microsoftoffice.blahlah. What I don't want to do is load the DVD and have Office on there twice, I can always remove the starter if that happens but I was just wonder is anyone else has done this.
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14 Dec 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Per the article, I think you have to insert the DVD
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14 Dec 2010   #10
techmonkey74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit-HP OEM SP1 Installed
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Per the article, I think you have to insert the DVD

I did just find this quote

On this site:

Microsoft Office 2010: Sell It

I just it is a legit Microsoft site.

Customer Value
Traditional Discs offer customers many benefits, but the biggest benefit of this license type is flexibility. Traditional Discs give end users the ability to install Microsoft Office on more than one PC (following licensing restrictions). It also provides them with the security of having a DVD readily available for reinstallations in an emergency. Many customers also value the ability to transfer Office 2010 to another PC.
Also, similar to the way Product Key Cards work, if customers have a PC preloaded with Office 2010, all they need to do is enter the product key to complete the installation of Office 2010 on the PC. If they have a preloaded PC, they don't even need to put the DVD in the PC.
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