Opening MS Office with search bar vs. start menu icon tiles

  1. Posts : 2
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    Opening MS Office with search bar vs. start menu icon tiles

    I purchased an older version of MS Office 2010 that had MS Access online, downloaded and installed it.

    Everything is working perfectly. There is one issue that is driving me nuts though: If I go to the start menu and choose the MS Word 2010 app from there, it opens fine; if I type in "Word" from the search bar, Windows defaults to Word 2016 which is not installed and it displays "Let's Get Started" and opens in compatibility mode.

    I assume I can delete the Word 2016 app but do not want to take a chance on screwing up the currently working version of Word 2010. It is much faster for me to type Word and press enter, so I want this option to open the MS suite of applications rather than opening it from the start menu.
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    Uninstall the Get Office app. It will not affect your currently installed MS Office.
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  3. Posts : 2
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    Thread Starter

    I had already done that, but there are individual apps for Word 2016 and Excel 2016. When I try to delete these apps, Windows directs me to the control panel "uninstall or change a program". The individual options are not there - just Microsoft Home and Student 2016. I expect that this is what I need to uninstall, but I am afraid there may be shared files between the 2010 and 2016 apps that will cause issues if I delete the 2016 application.
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    You should be OK to uninstall them. But if it does present a problem, then just reinstall Office 2010. There might even be a repair option in the Office 2010 installer.
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