Windows 10: Can older Version of Office be loaded onto Win10?

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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    Can older Version of Office be loaded onto Win10?


    Soon this laptop (Win 7Pro) will be replaced by a new machine with Win 10.

    I need to be as financially savvy as possible & avoid, if possible, having to buy a new version of Office just for Word (and I don't care for Word after 2010 as it became far too heavy and cumbersome to use).

    So the question is: can a 2007 Office be loaded onto Win 10?

    And is Win 10 resistant to any other downloads? For example, I use Thunderbird for my email.
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  2. Posts : 144
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       2 Weeks Ago #2

    When I updated a 7 year-old system with the Fall Creators Update a couple of weeks ago, it horked the Office 2007 Home and Student version I had previously installed on it. It had gotten through all the other Windows 10 updates before that with no issues. What I had to do was totally uninstall Office 2007 (they have a tool you can download to do this) and then pull out the old installation CD and reinstall it. Windows Update then eventually downloaded and reinstalled the latest service pack and other updates that applied to it and it has worked fine since then.
    Be aware that your new system will most likely not have the latest Windows 10 version installed when you get it. It might come with last years Anniversary Update (v1607) or possibly this years initial Spring Creators Update (v1703). So you will have to go through the upgrade to the Fall Creators Update when you get your machine. You might want to consider doing that upgrade first before installing Office 2007 so you don't run into the issue I did.
    I also use Thunderbird for my e-mail and have no problems. So you should be ok in both instances.

    JohnD
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3

    My old version works just fine in the latest update
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4

    Make sure you know your Windows 7 installation key first. Run produkey to get it if you do not have it.
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       2 Weeks Ago #5

    Hi,
    I just installed Office 2007 last night on the 1709 fall creators update nothing out of the ordinary happened and it got all of it's updates straight away.
    Opened word and it opened right up.

    I think most the issues I read were with inplace upgrades from creator update to the fall creator update some were getting office is steadily configuring and wouldn't open :/
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6

    Thanks Johnpd ... you wrote
    it horked
    ...haven't heard that word before & assume it means
    rejected?
    To be clear, I need to perform the update(s) before installing Word.

    Hello Samurai, can you mention what was the order? Was the update done first or the
    installation of Office done first?

    Editing: Thrashzone and Cereberus ... yr posts only visible after I made this reply...thanks for yr imput,
    I assume that it doesn't matter which update the machine will come with as it will pick up everything outstanding?
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  7. Posts : 144
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       2 Weeks Ago #7

    ThrashZone,

    Yes it was an in-place upgrade. I have seen a few others with the same issue. I would get an error when I tried to open Excel and then it would go into a repair install or for Word I would get no error and it would go straight into the repair install.

    JohnD
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #8

    Why not use the online version of Office? It's free, and you don't have to install anything.
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #9

    Hi debsawyer, yes that had crossed my mind as sensible ... just habituated to having it on the hdd I guess. Bit like having
    kept a landline much longer than needed out of habit.
    A good reminder nonetheless!
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  10.    2 Weeks Ago #10

    nithig said: View Post
    Hi debsawyer, yes that had crossed my mind as sensible ... just habituated to having it on the hdd I guess. Bit like having
    kept a landline much longer than needed out of habit.
    A good reminder nonetheless!
    Can older Version of Office be loaded onto Win10?
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