Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

How do you make Office 2010 work?

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 7

    How do you make Office 2010 work?

    I tried to install the trial, but it didn't seem to work. Either it didn't allow me, or it installed a little bit and stopped. Anyone else who has trouble installing office on WIndows 8? I went back to Windows 7, but I am thinking about going back again, since there's something wrong with this WIndows 7. I just need office to work at least. :S

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Mac OS X 10.7.3, Mac OS X 10.6.8

    Which edition are you using? I installed Office 2010 professional Plus x86 and it just works, no compatibility issues so far.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail

    I beta tested Office 2010, and the 8dp was on our test cycle. What error are you getting during the install?
    I'll then see if I can recreate it, and get you a work around to get it installed properly onto 8cp. Also was the
    license cleared to do the re-install onto 8cp? If this is your issue, you need to contact Microsoft Office support
    so they can clear that license to be usable on 8cp.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Tacoma, WA
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1x64, 8 x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Office 2010 Pro x32 installed fine on x64 system from disc. However will not update installation to SP1. Windows update and Installer both say they cannot find office in system. Only issues noticed so far is that Outlook would not let me load multiple email addresses. Any ideas on how to turn something on or on and off for Win 8 to recognize office.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Might be a ploy to encourage people to get the newest version of Office.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Might be a ploy to encourage people to get the newest version of Office.
    ... Except that ... Office 2010 IS the newest version you can purchase. So it would make sense that Office 2010 SHOULD work completely in Win8.

    If the Win8 Developers are testing only with Office 15, that's going to be REALLY BAD news if MS then requires an expensive (what else?) upgrade in order to get MS Office working in Win8.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7

    Posts : 41
    Win 7/Win 8/Android x86/iOS/OS X

    Not sure, I guess, I remember some users have had issues with the trial.

    And also Office 2010 starter won't run (because of their virtualization technic MS is using). Maybe that was an issue.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8

    I'm running Office 2010 Pro x86 on Win 8 CP x64 with no probs.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9

    Posts : 1
    Windows Build 8250

    I have 2010 Home and student it installed fine but does not always give me the three paste options when going from one doc to another or copy links to excel properly. Works sometimes and not others, any ideas?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10

    Camarillo, Ca.
    Posts : 59
    All Versions Of Windows

    Both versions, 32 and 64bit work here. Pro Plus version from MSDN with SP1.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
How do you make Office 2010 work?
Related Threads
I just installed a copy of Office 2013 on a Pc (actually Win7) that already had Office 2010 on it. I was having problems getting an Exchange logon working and for some reason, upgrading to 2013 fixed the problem. I am working with 32-bit in both cases. The copy of Office 2013 is working great....
upgraded to 2013 I told it to remove 2010 and install 2013 durning the install my nvidia drivers kept stopped responding. this problem stopped after office 2013 was installed and updated. and later I found out my vmware installation was messed up and missing files. was working before. ...
Any idea when Office 2013 will be available for download / upgrade? Thanks!
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 :D
hi guys, well i just installed office 2010 and during install you get the option to click for the free Office 2013 download. Office 2013 is far more interesting dan 2007 or 2010. Jeff
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook