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Microsoft Word has disappeared!

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    Microsoft Word has disappeared!


    Hi there, I need some help.

    Today, I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8. The installation went fine, and I've been spending the last hour or so customising the start screen and generally getting familiar with it.

    Everything seems fine...except Microsoft Word has done a disappearing act...to some extent.

    Prior to upgrading, I had a number of software pinned to my toolbar on Windows 7, such as Powerpoint, Word, Chrome etc. When I use the desktop on Windows 8, this remains intact.

    However, when I attempted to search for Word in the apps menu to pin to the start bar, it is nowhere to be found. Literally all the other Microsoft Office things are there, publisher, powerpoint, excel...all of them, but no Word. I can't find it anywhere other than on the taksbar on the desktop view.

    It's a legitimate copy! Where on earth has it gone?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 ; Ubuntu 13.10 x64


    That's odd....the only thing I can think of is try removing the entire suite and reinstalling.
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    I would but I don't have my installation disc on me. Really the only issue is that Word doesn't seem to be appearing as an 'app' and all the other ones do.
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    Posts : 45
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 ; Ubuntu 13.10 x64


    Here's something to try.

    Go to Add/remove programs, click Office 2010, and then click "Repair", and see what that does. Don't know if it'll work, it's just an idea. Here's a screenshot:

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    in the start page right click and at the bottom choose "All apps" , you will probably find it there, mine was there
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    Quote Originally Posted by McDougal View Post
    Here's something to try.

    Go to Add/remove programs, click Office 2010, and then click "Repair", and see what that does. Don't know if it'll work, it's just an idea. Here's a screenshot:

    Click image for larger version

    Went on this, the only option it is giving me is uninstall, no sign of "repair".


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66
    in the start page right click and at the bottom choose "All apps" , you will probably find it there, mine was there
    Nope, isn't there. As I said, all the other Office programs are there, but no Word.
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    Look for the executable in Programs folder: WINWORD.EXE
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