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Windows 7: Have Word 2010 - Want Word 2007

08 Jun 2011   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

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Thanks to all. I guess I'll keep 2010. It's not a trial version.
cb
Pardon me for contradicting you.
Microsoft Office never give away for free.
You said it came with the computer. It is a trial version.

To prove ....
Open one of the Office programs > look up at the top of the program window > do you see the word " Trial " ?

Here is a screenshot of my paid MS Word version .....
Hi there
sometimes Office is pre-installed with an OEM license -- so it is always worth checking first.

MS doesn't give away stuff I agree but remember since Windows is usually pre-installed (legally) then there is no reason why Office shouldn't be either. The License will already have been paid for - calculated in the price of the PC.

However in general BOTH these products will require activation on First use -- so if you can't see TRIAL anywhere on your version then just see if you are prompted for activatin.

You won't be prompted for a key if its a pre-installed OEM version -- the activation server will just check the OEM DB and activate if OK.


Non commercial use simply means this has been pre-installed on a Home / Private PC and isn't a normal retail license version that you will see in commercial environments such as corporate LAN's etc.

AFAIK there isn't a restriction on you for example taking home from work and creating documents on your PC with this version of office.

Cheers
jimbo


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08 Jun 2011   #12
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) Office 2010 starter version comes preinstalled on OEM computers. This is NOT a trial version, its a FULL LICENSE version, however the starter edition has limited functionality- only word and excel are included (no powerpoint, access or outlook) and it is AD- SUPPORTED. The included word and excel are fine for the average user but if you need specialized features, you may be somewhat handicapped.

2) Office 2010 starter only comes preloaded on oem computers, its not available for sale in the market as a standalone product.

Microsoft Office Starter 2010
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08 Jun 2011   #13
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
1) Office 2010 starter version comes preinstalled on OEM computers. This is NOT a trial version, its a FULL LICENSE version, however the starter edition has limited functionality- only word and excel are included (no powerpoint, access or outlook) and it is AD- SUPPORTED. The included word and excel are fine for the average user but if you need specialized features, you may be somewhat handicapped.

2) Office 2010 starter only comes preloaded on oem computers, its not available for sale in the market as a standalone product.

Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Now I remember it said 2010 Starter when I turned on my brand new computer.
I did not activate it and I did not bother to investigate. I just uninstalled it.

Thank you for correcting me.
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08 Jun 2011   #14
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abredt View Post
Thanks to all. I guess I'll keep 2010. It's not a trial version.
cb
Pardon me for contradicting you.
Microsoft Office never give away for free.
You said it came with the computer. It is a trial version.

To prove ....
Open one of the Office programs > look up at the top of the program window > do you see the word " Trial " ?

Here is a screenshot of my paid MS Word version .....
Hi there
sometimes Office is pre-installed with an OEM license -- so it is always worth checking first.

MS doesn't give away stuff I agree but remember since Windows is usually pre-installed (legally) then there is no reason why Office shouldn't be either. The License will already have been paid for - calculated in the price of the PC.

However in general BOTH these products will require activation on First use -- so if you can't see TRIAL anywhere on your version then just see if you are prompted for activatin.

You won't be prompted for a key if its a pre-installed OEM version -- the activation server will just check the OEM DB and activate if OK.


Non commercial use simply means this has been pre-installed on a Home / Private PC and isn't a normal retail license version that you will see in commercial environments such as corporate LAN's etc.

AFAIK there isn't a restriction on you for example taking home from work and creating documents on your PC with this version of office.

Cheers
jimbo

>> Non commercial use simply means this has been pre-installed on a Home / Private PC and isn't a normal retail license version

Sorry. It is incorrect.
I bought my MS Office Home and Student 2007 in retail store. It came with a box and a product key.
It is not pre-installed on a computer.
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27 Jun 2011   #15
djw

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Help!!!!Printing without having to open every doc in a fold.

Help!!!!Printing without having to open every doc in a fold.
Ok Long storey sort, had a computer problem, Dell sent me a new computer running windows 7 pro 64 bit.
It came with (non active) Microsoft Office 2010, so I went ahead and ran the install to try it out, the only thing stalled was XL & Word.
Then I installed and activated Microsoft Office 2007, and opened a word a doc, it opened in 2010, uninstalled Microsoft Office 2010.
Now everything is ok, except Microsoft Office Word 2007.
# 1 fixed the 15 file limit on folder option for printing.
#2 when I right click on desk top, go to new, there was no option for Microsoft Office Word document, went to registry fixed the menu short cut, but the icon is not correct.
#3 when I go to a fold that dose has word “DOCX” in it and right click I have no print option.
I have ran the Microsoft Office 2007 repair and diagnostics they all the way reports, repaired but fixes nothing.
#4 I install a software program (Print Conductor) that is to print everything in a folder,, except Microsoft Office Word 2007 DOCX, it is reporting that word is not installed, .
P.S had Microsoft Office 2007 perfectly on the other computer running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
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27 Jun 2011   #16
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djw View Post
Help!!!!Printing without having to open every doc in a fold.
Ok Long storey sort, had a computer problem, Dell sent me a new computer running windows 7 pro 64 bit.
It came with (non active) Microsoft Office 2010, so I went ahead and ran the install to try it out, the only thing stalled was XL & Word.
Then I installed and activated Microsoft Office 2007, and opened a word a doc, it opened in 2010, uninstalled Microsoft Office 2010.
Now everything is ok, except Microsoft Office Word 2007.
# 1 fixed the 15 file limit on folder option for printing.
#2 when I right click on desk top, go to new, there was no option for Microsoft Office Word document, went to registry fixed the menu short cut, but the icon is not correct.
#3 when I go to a fold that dose has word “DOCX” in it and right click I have no print option.
I have ran the Microsoft Office 2007 repair and diagnostics they all the way reports, repaired but fixes nothing.
#4 I install a software program (Print Conductor) that is to print everything in a folder,, except Microsoft Office Word 2007 DOCX, it is reporting that word is not installed, .
P.S had Microsoft Office 2007 perfectly on the other computer running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
Try starting from scratch.....

1. Make sure the MS Office 2010 Starter is truly uninstalled. Check your Programs and Features application.

2. Uninstall MS Office 2007 also.

3. RE-install MS Office 2007.
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27 Jun 2011   #17
djw

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks t-4-2 , ya been there done that NG
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01 Jul 2011   #18
abredt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

FYI

After having major problems buying computers with all the bells and whistles, I buy my computers from Costco online. If a problem, I can drive it to my local Costco within 90 days for a cash refund.

The Dells usually come with full versions of MS Office pre-installed with product keys supplied.
I bought some books on Office 2010 and will guts it out.

Thanks to all, cb
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01 Dec 2011   #19
adj

7 ultimate
 
 
Don't go with 2010 - uninstall it and use a program you know

My experience with Office 2010 is fairly uniformly disastrous. With Word all sorts of odd thigs happen (sudden indentations when typing a paragraph, 'Ignore' when correcting does not ignore, et. - see my post on this site); and I have yet to understand what the purpose of the 'background' screen in Excel is (still less find a way to get rid of it, so that I don't inadvertently click the wrong icon to minimize or close) - as a statistician, I am fairly used to spreadsheets, but the 'trials and errors' I had in getting used to making the old keyboard shortcuts work (or finding out when they didn't), the difficulty in finding out how to do things with the blasted ribbon which were perfectly easy before - all these have left me thoroughly sickened with it.

My advice would be to cut your losses, if it genuinely is a trial version, and go back to what you know and can work with.

Best of luck, adj
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