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MS Office 365 + Linx Tablet??

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    MS Office 365 + Linx Tablet??


    Hi fellas....
    I've no experience of Tablets. However, girlfriend just bought a Linx 10" Tablet running full Windows 8, an OS I have to admit I'm not too keen on. Good range of connection points including USB.
    Tablet came with a 'free' year's subscription of a FULL version of MS Office 365.
    When I checked the renewal cost for the next year it proved greater than the cost if you bought 365 outright now! Not far short of buying a new tablet in fact!! So much for 'free'.
    Anyway, I urged her not to activate the 'free' 365 until I'd checked here.

    Now, I have a genuine MS Office 2007 which I've used for ages.
    I wondered if I could simply load this up to the tablet via external DVD-Rewriter to see if it would fly.
    So, anyone tried that with a Windows 8 tablet? I don't want to screw up her warranty if it doesn't.


    Many thanks

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  2. #2


    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Assuming it isn't an RT version of Windows, you can install anything you want. However, the bigger question is, do you really need/want Office on an 8" screen?
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  3. #3


    My 7 inch Stream came win one year of Office on two devices ! Great deal but turn off auto renew (its on by default)
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Thanks to you both for taking time to reply

    The Linx has a 10 inch display, not 8, and is NOT RT, so Office might look OK and make renewal unnecessary.

    As for 365, my point was I don't feel renewal cost is merited given that in a year's time, it'll be even cheaper to buy a new tablet.

    So, again, anyone actually tried Office on a Windows tablet?

    Many thanks
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  5. #5


    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I don't know where I got the 8 from. I have a Surface pro 3 as my work laptop/tablet. It has an 11.6" screen, I believe, so it is close to what her tablet has. I run Office 2013 (as part of my 365 subscription) on it without any issues at all. I do have the Type keyboard to go with it, so I'd recommend some kind of keyboard, even a USB one. For me, it's great having my full Outlook app with me in the form of a light, portable tablet.
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