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Can I go back to Office 2010 if 2013 is already installed?


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#1 Winterland

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:26 AM

Greetings.

 

Have a friend with a relatively new Dell Laptop running Windows 8.

 

She purchased the Office 365 Home Premium, which I believe she now has to pay for annually.

 

In the About section (at least in Word) it shows that it is a "Subscription Product".

 

 

A Google search for details about this are dizzying.

 

I'm not really looking to bash MS over this latest incident, there are plenty of others out there doing that for me. :P  I'm just wondering if she can uninstall this version of Office and install Office 2010.  Does MS allow these sort of moves?

 

 

She's a newbie and is taking a class that uses Office 2010 and would like to use the same apps at home as she does in class.

 

And if you're thinking about posting a "well, it's not that different, tell her to learn 2013"...please don't.

 

She is not a computer person, has no interest in becoming one and would simply like to get the most out of her class.

 

She has access to a legal copy of Office 2010 but I wasn't sure how all this works since there has been so much confusion about Office 365 and the annual fee(s) and transfer issues.

 

Anyone out there done this already or know if it can be done?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:53 AM

I'm not really looking to bash MS over this latest incident, there are plenty of others out there doing that for me. :P  I'm just wondering if she can uninstall this version of Office and install Office 2010.  Does MS allow these sort of moves?
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She has access to a legal copy of Office 2010 but I wasn't sure how all this works since there has been so much confusion about Office 365 and the annual fee(s) and transfer issues.


Yes, you should be able to remove Office 2013/365 and then re-install the license/legal copy of Office 2010.

This assumes that the license for Office 2010 is not already installed on some other computer (unless it is a license that permits installation on multiple computers).

Edited by smax013, 08 June 2013 - 11:55 AM.


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:57 PM

Great, that's what I needed to know.

 

And, I did ask her about the multiple licenses aspect of it to make sure she wasn't doing anything illegal, last thing she needs right now is another computer challenge/issue ~ thanks for the reminder.

 

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