Windows 10: Office 2010 and Office 2016 on same machine --no probs and concurrent

  1.    03 Feb 2018 #1

    Office 2010 and Office 2016 on same machine --no probs and concurrent


    Hi there

    I've read a whole slew of stuff saying you can't have both versions of Office on the same machine -- I don't seem to have any problems with concurrently running different versions - apart from OUTLOOK. You can have outlook 2010 and 2016 on same machine with same mail accounts, inboxes etc though.

    I simply installed Office 2016 (from the MSDN server ISO) activated and the apps are fine

    What you can't do though is have say OUTLOOK 2010 AND Outlook 2016 open at the same time but the other apps in the office suite work concurrently with different versions.

    EXCEL etc can run concurrently as shown in the screenshot


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    You can see the top one is Office 2016 because it has the sign in and share logos at the top right hand side of screen. I also have different colour schemes for the two versions.

    I quite like this as I can have say office in 2010 in Icelandic (or language of your choice) and the other version in say English or if you are on a client's site the language of the client --as I'm working a lot in Belgium (Iceland is EEA so no Brexit probs for you Brits !!!) I can have it in say French or Flemish (Dutch).

    The Office 2016 install from the ISO did not ask or prompt for Office 2010 to be in-installed.

    I don't know about the 1-click stuff from the store though - I installed mine from the iso.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    04 Feb 2018 #2

    That wasn't my experience. I found Outlook 2010 would not open after installing Office 2016. I've now removed Office 2010 anyway since I wanted to use the licence on another PC.
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  3.    04 Feb 2018 #3

    Steve C said: View Post
    That wasn't my experience. I found Outlook 2010 would not open after installing Office 2016. I've now removed Office 2010 anyway since I wanted to use the licence on another PC.
    Hi there

    If you get office from the store I believe it will attempt to remove previous versions (not sure though), however mine is the msdn version .iso so it's possible that works differently -- the version is about a year - 15 months old which I then applied updates to it.

    I don't need a licence for either of these versions to use on other machines as they are both VL (Volume) licence editions -- so perhaps that's a difference as well.

    I have the 2 versions on the PC as I have them in different languages -- I don't seem to make any documents that both versions of office can't handle so I'm not too sure if Office 2010 works for you why you would need to upgrade -- I got mine from work.

    The only version of office I skipped --total disaster on my machine was OFFICE 2013 hideous version -- 2010 and 2016 both seem really stable and run without issue.

    Outlook 2016 uses the same .pst files as Outlook 2010 -- In addition Outlook 2013 had some sort of hidden files so you could never find the files to back up email individually.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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