Just upgraded a PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and am checking if things work ok. The PC has Office 2013 on, and, for reasons I wont bore you with, I need Word to run in XP compatibility mode. It worked ok in that mode on Windows 7 but in Windows 10 it crashes on start with a "we're sorry but Word has run into an error that is preventing it from working correctly" message. Pressing the 'repair' option here does nothing. Same happens when I test that mode with Outlook or Excel, but non-Microsoft programs are working fine.
I tried repairing Office, both 'quick' and 'online' repairs, through Control Panel > Programs. The latter reinstalled the software and needed reactivating. Neither helped.
I'd be grateful if someone else who has the combination of Office 2013 and Windows 10 could quickly check for me if their MS Word will run in XP compatibility mode and let me know here.