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  1. Joan Archer's Avatar
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    Office subscription


    OK boys can you help me out here. I've received the email today about the renewal for my subscription to Office 365. We can't afford it especially as we only really use Excel with the occasional use of Word, although I use OneNote quite a bit.

    When I took it out I got a half price offer, I have Office Home and Student 2007 on this Asus Notebook. On hubby's desktop and laptop plus my desktop we have Office Home and Student 2010. We didn't uninstall any of them when we upgraded so will that mean it will revert back to those copies and are they OK on Windows 10 ?

    I'm hoping that is what will happen when I go and cancel the subscription, can anyone put my mind at rest about this, thanks ?
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Joan Archer said:
    OK boys can you help me out here. I've received the email today about the renewal for my subscription to Office 365. We can't afford it especially as we only really use Excel with the occasional use of Word, although I use OneNote quite a bit.

    When I took it out I got a half price offer, I have Office Home and Student 2007 on this Asus Notebook. On hubby's desktop and laptop plus my desktop we have Office Home and Student 2010. We didn't uninstall any of them when we upgraded so will that mean it will revert back to those copies and are they OK on Windows 10 ?

    I'm hoping that is what will happen when I go and cancel the subscription, can anyone put my mind at rest about this, thanks ?
    But then there are a few girls here too.

    Office 2010 works just fine on Win10. Some folks have success with even older versions at least for the basics [I have Office 2000 on the Insider Preview of Win10]. If there are problems a quite nice Free program exists, LibreOffice.org. It is compatible with Office file formats except it doesn't have something to replace Outlook or Publisher.
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  3. Mystere's Avatar
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    You can always use the Windows Store versions of Word and Excel. They are called Word and Excel Mobile, but they work fine on the desktop. They are free.

    OneNote comes in two versions, the Mobile and a Desktop, both are free. You can download the desktop OneNote for free from Microsoft.

    The only real thing you would lose is the OneDrive storage.
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  4. Joan Archer's Avatar
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    Berton said:
    But then there are a few girls here too.

    Office 2010 works just fine on Win10. Some folks have success with even older versions at least for the basics [I have Office 2000 on the Insider Preview of Win10]. If there are problems a quite nice Free program exists, LibreOffice.org. It is compatible with Office file formats except it doesn't have something to replace Outlook or Publisher.
    Yes I know we've got girls here as well, an oversight on my part not including them. Thanks for your answers do you know if it will roll back to using them when I cancel the subscription ?

    Mystere said:
    You can always use the Windows Store versions of Word and Excel. They are called Word and Excel Mobile, but they work fine on the desktop. They are free.

    OneNote comes in two versions, the Mobile and a Desktop, both are free. You can download the desktop OneNote for free from Microsoft.

    The only real thing you would lose is the OneDrive storage.
    Thanks I didn't know about the mobile versions, I don't use OneDrive that much so I wouldn't really miss it that much. :)
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  5. Berton's Avatar
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    Joan Archer said:
    Yes I know we've got girls here as well, an oversight on my part not including them. Thanks for your answers do you know if it will roll back to using them when I cancel the subscription ?
    I've uninstalled the version that came with the computer and not had it mess with the older installed version. As long as you have the disc for either version you should be able to reinstall. According to the EULA for the Retail version, it can be installed on a Workstation and a Portable device in control of the same person, I suppose a husband and wife could be that "person", won't discuss the control part [over 50 yrs experience].
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  6. Joan Archer's Avatar
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    Berton said:
    I've uninstalled the version that came with the computer and not had it mess with the older installed version. As long as you have the disc for either version you should be able to reinstall. According to the EULA for the Retail version, it can be installed on a Workstation and a Portable device in control of the same person, I suppose a husband and wife could be that "person", won't discuss the control part [over 50 yrs experience].

    No comment here either, although I know what hubby would say.

    I'll see how things go, it doesn't run out till the middle of August but as long as hubby doesn't lose any of his account information there'll be no problems. I'll mark this thread as solved.
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