Clean up after unistalling M/S Office

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  1. Posts : 2,182
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v22H2

    carrotmuseum said:
    That all sounds good. Does a complete windows reinstall totally clean up the registry? Should I choose option 1 - keep apps and settings or 2 Total wipe out. Does 2 make it like a fresh start computer? This is all new to me. What's the best way ti back up the computer? I have all my documents back up to a USB stick.
    I have tried the option reinstall Windows and keep my data but have not found that solve any problems.

    I would do a clean install of Windows. Select custom and delete all existing partitions so the only thing left is all unallocated space. The start the Windows install. The setup will handle everything and create new partitions for you.

    Remember since a clean install totally wipes your drive you need to have all your data backed up. Also, you need to find drivers from the manufacturer and setup programs for every program you want to run on the computer.

    Your personal data is most important to back up. You need to do that ASAP. You can either locate the drivers and program setup downloads or CDs now or wait until after the Windows installation. That is your choice.

    I know all this seem a lot to comprehend but we were all beginners once. The important thing is to do things a step at a time and try not to rush things.
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install

    Hello @carrotmuseum,

    carrotmuseum said:
    Does a complete windows reinstall totally clean up the registry? What's the best way to back up the computer? I have all my documents backed up to a USB stick.
    As you have ALL your files backed up, I would personally go for a Clean Install, although you will however, need to re-install any programs. This will give you a nice fresh clean OS in which to start with. It is a better option than spending time to try and correct the one you have and then end up having to Clean Install it at the end of the day anyway.

    @MisterEd has given you some good information to follow.

    I hope this helps..
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  3. Posts : 16,895
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170

    This is the Clean install procedure.
    Clean Install - TenForumsTutorials
    and, in preparation for it, consider
    Backup and Restore Device Drivers - TenForumsTutorials

    Best of luck,
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  4. Posts : 209
    win 7 pro updated to win 10 pro 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Replacement for OfficeXP Pro

    Thanks for all the advice. On the basis that all other programs and functions are working fine, I do not want to risk a clean instal.

    So I would be happy with a close alternative to OfficeXP - I only need Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Any ideas - no ads or popups or big sell for add ons/"enhancements"
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  5. Posts : 16,895
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170

    If you don't write VBA code for use within those MSOffice applications then LibreOffice will do everything you need.

    LibreOffice is pretty similar to old versions of MSOffice - see their sample screenshots.
    LibreOffice - LibreOffice.Org
    LibreOffice Portable - LibreOffice.Org
    LibreOffice grew out of OpenOffice and is now said to be the better supported & more frequently updated one.

    There are lots of others. WPSOffice, for example.
    The thing you'd find difficult would be finding an alternative to MSOffice Outlook but that's not relevant to your needs.
    Just search online for alternative to MS Office or similar if there's some reason you don't like LibreOffice.

    Best of luck,
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  6. Posts : 2,182
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v22H2

    Another free alternative to Microsoft Office is FreeOffice. I like it better than LibreOffice.

    It consists of three programs that are similar to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint:
    • TextMaker
    • PlanMaker
    • Presentations
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