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Installed MS Office12 (2007) but can't Find It or Open It

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    Windows 8.1

    Installed MS Office12 (2007) but can't Find It or Open It


    I successfully (according to Window's screen) installed (from a disk) a copy of MS Office Ultimate 2007 v12, but cannot find it on the computer or open it. I saved the install to my Desktop, but when I click on the icon, the computer just seems to want to install it (again). No icon for Office appears anywhere.
    There was a trial copy of Office 2013 pre-installed on the computer, and so I used that for the one month trial period, but now that is all that opens (e.g. when I click on the MS Word icon) and the prompt says the features have been disabled and direct me to purchase Office 2013

    I did a compatibility check of Windows 8.1 and Office 2007 and they show up as 'Compatible' on Microsoft's site.

    Any help anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated!

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    Did you go to the start screen (the one with the tiles) and then click on the down arrow icon that shows up in the lower left corner if you move the mouse? From there you should be able to find the newly installed copy. However, if you had a trial version installed at the same time you installed the paid version, you may end up having to uninstall both and then reinstalling just the paid version.
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    Windows 8.1


    P-e-r-f-e-c-t thank you!!!
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