Windows 10: Best Way to Install Office 2016?


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       02 Nov 2017 #1

    Best Way to Install Office 2016?


    I currently have a licence for Office 2010 for 3 PCs installed on 3 PCs.

    I want to retire Office 2010 on my main desktop PC and use Office 2016 instead for which I've bough a cheap single PC licence. I then want to use the spare Office 2010 licence on a fourth PC (but only 3 will be using Office 2010).

    What's the best way to install Office 2016 to keep all of my email settings? I'm assuming I should install Office 2016 in parallel with Office 2010 so the new Office 2016 installation picks up my email settings, then uninstall Office 2010 to free up 1 licence. Is this correct or is there a better way?
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  2.    02 Nov 2017 #2

    AFAIK.....you can only have one Office suite installed on a single PC at a time. You must uninstall any office before you install another.
    Last edited by Plankton; 02 Nov 2017 at 15:04.
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       02 Nov 2017 #3

    Plankton said: View Post
    AFAIK.....you can only have Office suite installed on one PC at a time. You must uninstall any office before you install another.
    Does that mean I will lose all of my email account settings and have the pain and grief of reentering them?
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  5.    02 Nov 2017 #5

    Plankton said: View Post
    AFAIK.....you can only have Office suite installed on one PC at a time. You must uninstall any office before you install another.
    Office 2010 Home and Student came with 3 PC licence (mine did anyway).
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  6.    02 Nov 2017 #6

    lx07 said: View Post
    Office 2010 Home and Student came with 3 PC licence (mine did anyway).
    Yes...that means you can install 2010 on 3 different PC's...understood that. But OP wants to install office 2010 and 2016 on the same PC which you can not do.

    I'm assuming I should install Office 2016 in parallel with Office 2010
    From OP 2nd paragraph........and that doesn't work.

    Note: a synonym for parallel is simultaneous
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       02 Nov 2017 #7

    Plankton said: View Post
    Yes...that means you can install 2010 on 3 different PC's...understood that. But OP wants to install office 2010 and 2016 on the same PC which you can not do.


    From OP 2nd paragraph........and that doesn't work.

    Note: a synonym for parallel is simultaneous
    Actually, I just tried installing Office 2016 on my laptop without activating it whilst Office 2010 was installed. Office 2016 did install but Outlook 2010 was screwed up. I uninstalled Office 2016 from the laptop (never activated it) and had to do a repair install on Office 2010 to get it working again.

    It seems I'll have to use the info in post 4 to copy configuration details, uninstall Office 2010 then install Office 2016. Microsoft could make the migration much easier!
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  8.    02 Nov 2017 #8

    All of my Microsoft Outlook settings are stored in the cloud.
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  9.    05 Nov 2017 #9

    Plankton said: View Post
    AFAIK.....you can only have one Office suite installed on a single PC at a time. You must uninstall any office before you install another.
    This would be incorrect. It actually depends on the package you purchase. Office 2016 (aka Office 365) can be installed on 1 to 4 PC's depending on which package you purchase. I'm running Office 365 (University subscription) which gives me a 4 year subscription and installation for 2 PC's and 2 smartphones - Office 365 University

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