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    I am running win 8 pro and office 2010 32 bit and get sidebyside errors like this

    Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft.vc80.mfc_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.4053_none_cbf21254470d8752\MFC8 0U.DLL". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.MFCLOC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",ver sion="8.0.50608.0" could not be found.

    I tried installing C++ redistributable 64 bit but still have the errors in Event Viewer. If you ignore these errors though it is working fine.


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    I have office 2010 running fine on Windows 8, I've had no such problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    Hi, I'm new here so apologies if this is common knowledge.

    Will MS Office install/run on Windows 8? I put Win 8 Consumer Preview on my laptop and my MS Office 07 doesn't run on it.

    Thanks in advance
    That's a surprise to me. I'm still using Office 2003 and had no problems after upgrading the system - it works fine. I wouldn't have expected that of a newer version like 2010.

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    After the consumer preview, there was a release preview. And an enterprise evaluation version.

    I'm running Office 2010 on the retail release version of Windows 8 without a problem. I don't think I had a problem with the preview versions either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman View Post
    Try installing in compatibility mode and yes 2010 install in 64 bit fine for me.
    Hi there

    You don't need to install in compatibility mode --it IS supported and will install normally in either 32 or 64 bit.

    I'm using the 32 bit version currently as I have some EXCEL addins that only work in the 32 bit version and I really NEED these (a lot of Stock trading add ins) for example here is a display of trading Calls and Puts (options) for Microsoft for the next periods -- Microsoft also trades WEEKLY options so I need the data quite frequently from the CBOE (Chicago board of Options Exchange) .

    This addin doesn't work in EXCEL 64 bit version nor any version of Office 2013 - and I have quite a bit of software like this.

    Office 2007 will also install just fine (but it's only 32 bit).

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    I found in the end with C++ 2005 it worked fine. With standard x64 and Office 2010 you will get sidebyside errors. Don't bother with later versions of the library - it only needs 2005.
    Last edited by adamf; 13 Jan 2013 at 02:28 PM.
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    No problems with Office 2010 x64 here. Just installed it using the installation disc and it works great!
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    I'm running 2010 on Windows 8 & annoyingly I can't preview Word 2010 docs in Windows explorer. I can preview older office docs, pdf & other formats but not .docm files, is this a universal problem or a new MS non-feature?
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