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    • Oldbiggles
    • By Oldbiggles 10th Aug 18, 5:45 PM
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    Free microsoft office
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    • 10th Aug 18, 5:45 PM
    Free microsoft office 10th Aug 18 at 5:45 PM
    I've just bought a new PC with windows 10 installed. My old PC (Windows XP) had a free version of Microsoft Office 10 which works fine. I've tried to get a download for this computer but it won't install. Techie Guys advised me on how to get Office 10 a few years ago, is anyone able to help this time?
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    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 10th Aug 18, 6:22 PM
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    you can get a legit copy of office 2016 from ebay for ~ 5
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    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 10th Aug 18, 6:25 PM
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    you can get a legit copy of office 2016 from ebay for ~ 5
    Originally posted by dipsomaniac

    But do mote that is "legit" not legit. These are keys that are not for resale being sold. Or worse. So no comeback if they stop working. Still two months and you are up on the deal I guess.
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 10th Aug 18, 6:29 PM
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    bought over a "year" ago with no problems. easy to install from link to microsoft and validation key sent within minutes. no brainer imo. its a fiver and refundable if unhappy. what is there to be negative about?
    Last edited by dipsomaniac; 10-08-2018 at 6:36 PM.
    "The Holy Writ of Gloucester Rugby Club demands: first, that the forwards shall win the ball; second, that the forwards shall keep the ball; and third, the backs shall buy the beer." - Doug Ibbotson
    • J B
    • By J B 10th Aug 18, 6:32 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 6:32 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 6:32 PM
    I've just bought a new PC with windows 10 installed. My old PC (Windows XP) had a free version of Microsoft Office 10 which works fine. I've tried to get a download for this computer but it won't install. Techie Guys advised me on how to get Office 10 a few years ago, is anyone able to help this time?
    Originally posted by Oldbiggles

    Do you mean MS Office 2010?


    Does the old PC still work?
    Install https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ to find the 'product key' for Office.


    Use CCleaner https://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner to uninstall all current Office products from new PC


    Download and install Office 2010 and enter key when asked.
    • Oldbiggles
    • By Oldbiggles 10th Aug 18, 6:39 PM
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    more info
    Do you mean MS Office 2010?


    Does the old PC still work?
    Install https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ to find the 'product key' for Office.


    Use CCleaner https://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner to uninstall all current Office products from new PC


    Download and install Office 2010 and enter key when asked.
    Originally posted by J B
    Yes the old PC still works and I have already uninstalled the trial offer of Office from the new PC. When I tried to down load Office 10 to this PC. it failed with the claim that it was not compatible.
    Last edited by Oldbiggles; 10-08-2018 at 6:44 PM. Reason: more info
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    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 10th Aug 18, 8:29 PM
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    Office 2010 shows as version 14, if you look at Program Files (x86). Version 10 was probably Microsoft Office XP. Could you be more explicit about what you are talking, please? "Trial Offer" sounds like Office 365.

    I installed Office 2010 on this 'new' second-hand PC a couple of days ago, without problems.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 10th Aug 18, 9:08 PM
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    By free I assume they mean Office 2010 Starter which does not work on W10. Google throws up some hacks to make it work but I gave up after trying a few.
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    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 10th Aug 18, 10:23 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:23 PM
    Does your employer participate in Microsoft's HUP programme?

    If so you might qualify for for Microsoft Office at 9.95 if you don't feel comfortable purchasing a key from the likes of Amazon, eBay etc.

    Plus there are free versions of office software out there (such as LibreOffice) which should be compatible with Microsoft file extensions.
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    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 11th Aug 18, 11:20 AM
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    Undervalued

    Plus there are free versions of office software out there (such as LibreOffice) which should be compatible with Microsoft file extensions.
    Originally posted by 20aday
    For very basic requirement maybe!

    Fine if you are simply creating your own documents from scratch but you can run into real problems interacting with users of the "real thing" or using templates etc that others have produced.

    If that is seldom or never an issue then fine you can save a few pounds. You can also use the free online version of Office 365 if something doesn't work properly in Libra etc.
    • J B
    • By J B 11th Aug 18, 9:34 PM
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    I have already uninstalled the trial offer of Office from the new PC.
    Originally posted by Oldbiggles
    How did you do this?



    When I tried to down load Office 10 to this PC. it failed with the claim that it was not compatible.
    Originally posted by Oldbiggles

    We shall have to assume that it's MS Office 2010 that you are referring to as you haven't confirmed that - was yours a particular version?


    Who/what said it wasn't compatible?
    What was the message from where?
    • Oldbiggles
    • By Oldbiggles 12th Aug 18, 10:46 AM
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    By free I assume they mean Office 2010 Starter which does not work on W10. Google throws up some hacks to make it work but I gave up after trying a few.
    Originally posted by molerat

    Yes. this is what happened to me,
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    • Oldbiggles
    • By Oldbiggles 12th Aug 18, 10:56 AM
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    Office 2010 shows as version 14, if you look at Program Files (x86). Version 10 was probably Microsoft Office XP. Could you be more explicit about what you are talking, please? "Trial Offer" sounds like Office 365.

    I installed Office 2010 on this 'new' second-hand PC a couple of days ago, without problems.
    Originally posted by John Gray

    Yes my PC shows Office 10 as Office 14 also. I've tried several times to install it but it fails and refers me back to microsoft store to get 365. I downloaded this from my old PC (Windows XP) which some kind soul on this site told me how to get for free and I've used it successfully ever since so thats why I'm Back again trying to get another freebe for Windows 10.
    Trying to learn something new every day.

    • almillar
    • By almillar 14th Aug 18, 2:09 PM
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    How did you do this?

    Find it in the start menu. Right click, uninstall (may be under 'other' or 'more options' or similar).
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