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  1.    14 Feb 2017 #1
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    Use Office 2010 on New Windows 10 Computer


    I am very happy running Microsoft Office on my Windows 7 desktop. I only use Word and Excel.

    I got a new Windows 10 desktop and it came with a Key for Office 365. I installed it, but I really don't want to learn the new versions of Word and Excel.

    Can I get or buy Word and Excel 2010 and install them?
    Then uninstall Office 365?

    Thanks, cb
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  2.    14 Feb 2017 #2

    You can use it.
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  3.    14 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Canada
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    Win7 Pro x64/Win10 Pro x64

    I use Office 2010 on my Windows 10 machine. It works just fine.
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  4.    15 Feb 2017 #4
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    Did you upgrade to Windows 10? Or did you buy Office 2010?

    Microsoft says I have to buy it from 3rd party sellers. A lot of people who bought it from Amazon had a lot of trouble installing and activating it.

    Thanks, cb
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  5.    15 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Office 2010 works fine on my PC but my licence only covers use on 3 PCs.
    Last edited by Steve C; 16 Feb 2017 at 01:28.
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  6.    15 Feb 2017 #6

    Hi there

    I'd suggest you try this : (Before starting take a backup of your NEW system -- Free macrium is fine for this). Take the backup just in case things get hosed up - that way you can revert back to the New desktop OS before any changes described here are made.

    1) on OLD PC - take image of W7 system.

    2) On NEW PC restore image of W7 --Macrium can restore to NEW hardware for most drivers.

    3) Let the W7 find appropriate drivers -- Don't activate the W7 system - W7 lets you run for 30 days without activation.

    4) Now upgrade to W10 - Office won't ask for activation usually - but if it does it will probably activate. The W10 system *might* ask you for a key --if it does then enter the W7 (Windows - not the Office 2010 ) one - as of yesterday (Mon 14 Feb) updates from older OS'es were STILL working !!!!.. Let W10 find missing drivers from W7 etc.

    5) If you still can't activate - activate by phone -- 999 times out of 1000 there's never a problem -- Ms only gets involved if it suspects too many activations or something suspicious --otherwise it's all handled quickly by "Robots" -- no endless waiting time in those hideous call centres - it's 100% automatic.

    The only caveat is if your old W7 was an OEM version rather than retail.

    If you've still got the Office 2010 install media then of course you can try that -- again you'll probably have to activate by phone.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7.    15 Feb 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Office 10 is quite old, actually is Office XP [also known as Office 2002]. I have Office 2007 on one computer, Office 2010 on another computer and Office 2013 on my main computer. I have even installed Office 2000 on a computer running the Insider Preview version of Win10, all the basics work fine but haven't tried Outlook, assume it may give me the most trouble.
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  8.    15 Feb 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    I'd suggest you try this : (Before starting take a backup of your NEW system -- Free macrium is fine for this). Take the backup just in case things get hosed up - that way you can revert back to the New desktop OS before any changes described here are made.

    1) on OLD PC - take image of W7 system.

    2) On NEW PC restore image of W7 --Macrium can restore to NEW hardware for most drivers.

    3) Let the W7 find appropriate drivers -- Don't activate the W7 system - W7 lets you run for 30 days without activation.

    4) Now upgrade to W10 - Office won't ask for activation usually - but if it does it will probably activate. The W10 system *might* ask you for a key --if it does then enter the W7 (Windows - not the Office 2010 ) one - as of yesterday (Mon 14 Feb) updates from older OS'es were STILL working !!!!.. Let W10 find missing drivers from W7 etc.

    5) If you still can't activate - activate by phone -- 999 times out of 1000 there's never a problem -- Ms only gets involved if it suspects too many activations or something suspicious --otherwise it's all handled quickly by "Robots" -- no endless waiting time in those hideous call centres - it's 100% automatic.

    The only caveat is if your old W7 was an OEM version rather than retail.

    If you've still got the Office 2010 install media then of course you can try that -- again you'll probably have to activate by phone.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    This is an awful lot of trouble. All OP really has to do is (I did the same) is to extract his Office 2010 key from old PC using produkey (assuming retail copy as most are), install 2010 on new pc (downloads available from MS), and activate with extracted key. Of course, OP will need to remove it from old pc.

    If this does not work, then try your approach.
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  9.    15 Feb 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Office 10 is quite old, actually is Office XP [also known as Office 2002]. I have Office 2007 on one computer, Office 2010 on another computer and Office 2013 on my main computer. I have even installed Office 2000 on a computer running the Insider Preview version of Win10, all the basics work fine but haven't tried Outlook, assume it may give me the most trouble.
    Chart: Microsoft Office - Wikipedia
    I think you misinterpreted OP's post - OP says Office 10 in tite but refers to 2010 in main post - probably just a simple typing error in title. Of course 2010 works fine.
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  10.    15 Feb 2017 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Canada
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    Win7 Pro x64/Win10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by abredt View Post
    Did you upgrade to Windows 10? Or did you buy Office 2010?
    I had it previously installed on my Windows 7 machine, which I then upgraded to Windows 10.

    One thing that I have forgotten to mention is that a couple of Windows updates have broken Excel for a short time, but they were quickly fixed. I don't know if this was unique to Office 2010 or just a quirk in Windows 10, but over all, I have had no real issues running Office 2010 on Windows 10.

    Also, one of the guys in the office did a reinstall of Windows 10, and then installed his copy of Office 2010 with no hiccups, and all of the Office updates went in fine. I don't think you'll have any problems.
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