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What happens when I install Office with OneDrive?

  1. #11


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MaXimus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    OK. my version is the Pro version downloaded from MSDN. It looks like your version Home & Business is locked into a full install. It would appear you don't have much choice. Be careful linking to the MDL forum, some of the content on that site could get you in trouble here. I don't have anything to suggest at this time to get around the full install.
    oh sorry I didn't know that.

    I just downloaded the latest installer for Office 2013 Home & Business from my account for Office, hoping that maybe Microsoft would have realized that there is no need to install OneDrive again since it is already built into the system but nope, as I expected, it installed a double version of OneDrive, I saw its new startup entries in the startup files

    I uninstalled OneDrive manually from Control Panel then deleted the registry entries but this is a joke really.
    The content you linked too was fine. I just wanted to give you a heads up so you wouldn't get in hot water at a later time. I went back and had another look at my Start Screen and did find two entries for OneDrive. One under productivity labeled just OneDrive, and another under office 2013 labeled OneDrive For Business. The one just labeled OneDrive is I believe a Metro App and the one labeled OneDrive for Business is a desktop program. They each launch distinctly different menus.
    yeah that's fine, but what the Office Home & Business adds is a separate desktop app with new startup items that clash with the previous version.

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  2. #12


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Sign out of the office version, save to computer by default and let your sync do the rest

    issues? having 2 OneDrive Apps? with the latter adding 3 different new startup items that are causing my sync to now fail saying cannot download 2 more files just as an example.
    with all due respect maximus, you made this thread. Adding question marks to statements and saying "as an example" isnt enabling me to try join in and assist helping you to find resolution. In fact its kind of patronising.

    If my answers seem vague its because first you asked if people could predict your possible issues, then started listing issues. I like to search for answers, if i new the specific issues i can try help, I like to help. Ive used office since it replaced works, I just havent got 2013
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Uninstall the OneDrive Metro App, if it will let you?
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