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Solved Office Starter 2010 - bundled version...


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I've just upgraded Win7 Home Premium to Win8 Pro on an HP Omni 27-1007ev machine, which had Office Starter 2010 bundled.

I carried out all the HP pre-upgrade recommendations to update HP, Windows and Office Starter before I upgraded to Win8, warning else Starter 2010 would not work in Win8.

Now when I open Starter 2010 it informs me its installed and that I should access it from Start/All Programs/Office Starter, etc. Dialogue also offers 'activate - have key' or 'purchase key' - for full 2010 product.

Obviously I can't use the Start/All Programs option in Win8 - or can I.

Oddly if I open a previously saved Word or Excel document it cranks up Office Starter 2010 with no problems.

Has anyone any idea how I can resolve this.

Thanks, Rob
 

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    HP Omni 27-1007ev
    CPU
    Core i5

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I've not seen more on this but Microsoft won't allow word 10 starter on Windows 8, some boloney about it must be installed by the computer manufacturer and thus microsoft is helpless to do anything about it. In reality Microsoft has decided not to allow it's use with Windows 8 so you will have to go with a purchased office or one of the free Open Office choices (I think they will work in 8. Wordperfect could be a choice as well.

A little cynicial of Microsoft not to provide an alternative to handle all those .docx documents.
 

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Wordperfect, really ? at $ 229 better get Office home and student $ 159 for 3 PCs
 

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OK guys I solved it myself.
This assumes you did everything I did prior to Win 8 upgrade, then everything after (get and apply key, etc). Also that Starter 2010 was bundled by your pc OEM with Win 7.

Right click on the Start wall and click the all apps icon at the bottom of the screen.
On this full wall of icons you will find a program group for MS Office Starter (English). Within this group are icons for all the line items that were in the Start/All Programs/MS Office Starter 2010 group in Win7.

Select the Word and Excel icons and any others (e.g. Starter to Go, etc) and pin them to your Start wall and/or taskbar. Drag the icons into your preferred place on the Start wall.

Then you can open Starter 2010 Word or Excel at a blank document as before.
I hope this helps, Rob
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8 PRo
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Omni 27-1007ev
    CPU
    Core i5