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Windows 7: Microsoft Office Starter 2010

03 Sep 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 and 32 bit
Reinstall Win 7 from backup discs and get Office Starter back?

New to this forum. Please help me understand etiquette and let me know if I should start a new thread. Thanks!

My original Asus laptop came with Office Starter installed. I bought a new SSD and had it installed at the store and they reinstalled Win 7. They gave me back the original harddrive in a box. I have a reader that I have attached to the old drive so I can pull files off of it.

For some reason, they installed Win 7 from the computer's serial number instead of using the backup discs I had made when the computer was new.

Now I have no Office Starter. Is there a way to pull a key from the old harddrive? Or, can I reinstall Win 7 from my backup discs and get Office Starter back that way?

Thank you!

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03 Sep 2015   #12

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Perhaps your backup disks were corrupt or incomplete. I believe Office Starter edition has an expiration date anyway. It's meant to get you to learn and use Office products. It's not complete nor does it have a lifetime license. If you like the product, you should purchase a retail edition.

Start reading at this post: Microsoft Office Starter 2010
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09 Apr 2016   #13

Windows 7 32 bit

Knowing that eventually I have to capitulate and download Win 10 I was somewhat pleased when I found Classic Shell that made 10 look, sorta like my beloved 7. Even found the 7 Orb for the start button! I'm not a guy that likes to live in the past but I'm a big believer in 'If it ain't broke -don't fix it. As I'm not a big user of WP I was quite satisfied with Word Starter 2010. However the fine folk at MS have a dialogue window that tells me it won't work on Win 10. I'm now at a junction. Revert to 7 and eventually pay for 10 or live with 10 disguised as 7. Before I make that decision has anyone any ideas how to make Word Starter run on 10. I've tried Apache, bur it's not like Word in 7. I have comparability issues in viewing docs and other annoying idiosyncrasy's
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09 Apr 2016   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

If you did an upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 then it should still work. However, apparently it may not work with a fresh install of 10.

Anyway have a look at this MS website, there do seem to be some possible solutions there.
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12 Apr 2016   #15

Windows 7 32 bit

Thanks folks. The patch (or whatever it was) KB 2598285 fixed the problem!
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