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  1. #31


    Jimbo can you not just download the direct file links from the first post?

    Honestly I think office 2013 is really crap, but then I think that of Windows 8 which you quite like; so it may be work persevering with the office messing as you might really like it.

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  2. #32


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    Thanks for info -- found a better solution -- download from TechNet.

    Downloading now from TechNet -- it's downloading now without me having to give details like "When did I last take the dog for a walk" or when did "I last visit the Bog" etc.

    Enc screenshot of TechNet download screen -- no stupid questions asked.




    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #33


    When you pressed for product key, did the form pop up again?
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  4. #34


    Posts : 106
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Jimbo can you not just download the direct file links from the first post?

    Honestly I think office 2013 is really crap, but then I think that of Windows 8 which you quite like; so it may be work persevering with the office messing as you might really like it.
    May I ask, and ask this in the friendliest way possible, how and why you are an administrator on a Win 8 forum and you think Win 8 is crap?
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  5. #35


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    When you pressed for product key, did the form pop up again?
    As Jimbo had done, I also downloaded it from TechNet. It did not ask me to give a product key, and upon fully installing it, the product key was already there. "About" About Microsoft Office 2013- All taken care of for me by Microsoft.
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  6. #36


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Do I really need to go through all this HORSE SH--E to download this app. (Screenshot enc).

    I think I'll stay with Office 2010.

    cheers
    jimbo
    LOL

    Good one jimbo. I also keep my 2010 version installed.

    I didn't got time to go to the process either.
    I got the 64bit official installer but if I remember correctly I found a key somewhere on google but didn't got the time to install it yet (not sure the key works).
    I intend to test the new office in VMware and of course I'll stick with my reliable office 2010 version.

    cheers
    Hopachi
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  7. #37


    As Jimbo had done, I also downloaded it from TechNet. It did not ask me to give a product key, and upon fully installing it, the product key was already there. "About" About Microsoft Office 2013- All taken care of for me by Microsoft.
    Thanks, Mike. Didn't know that was possible. I went through TechNet since I have a free account there. Good that one can do it that way you did.
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  8. #38


    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I also dld the technet file, and did not have to enter a product key, and just installed Word and Excel, nothing else, on my W2G Flash. I asked if it would install on first run, whichafter installing then said it needed to restart. Why? When I ignored this, and opened Excel it worked fine.

    Tried to open Word and it then tried to reinstall Office, finally ending with a BSOD.

    On rebooting Word wanted to open in safe mode which I ignored, and it opened OK, loaded a PDF file I'd created earlier (using Word (ahem)'97 and CutePDF) for editing and it totally screwed up the formatting. It did ask If I wanted to download the proofing tools and on accepting, took me to the Office 365 dl page and I ran the proofing tools installer. Cheerily it said just restart Word and you are ready to go. There's no restart on the ribbon or menus or anywhere - so I had to exit and then slog over to the far right of the metro tiles to find the Word tile. I checked Word '97 and the 2013 installation has bu88ered that up, so it needs reinstalling, but Excel '97 is fine.

    Reopening the PDF in word, it said that there were no proofing tools installed would I like to dl them...

    Went to Control panel and thought I would install some program features from the Office 2013 setup program, but it only offered to uninstall Excel and Word

    The add/remove features is available from the setup program, but it does not seem to calculate disk space properly, with much larger requirements the second time around.

    All in all the setup has some bugs to resolve.

    I have the MSO 2013 product key from technet - why is it not accepted when it is put into the add features cplet? it would seem the ideal method of download - just pick up a product key and add the feature on demand.

    Why do I still use Office 97? It takes (less than 5) minutes for a full install of Office97. It requires no activation, and the product key is not 25 characters long. It produces documents .doc and .xls indistinguishable from those made in later versions if printed or transferred as files. The toolbars take up much less screen space than the ribbon, and are customized to my needs, ideal for my netbook on the road. I know where all I need is in the menus. The output files are tiny. It starts up and loads documents superfast, and does not screw about with panels, just fast popups that dismiss just as fast. I print to PDF if needed using ghostscript and CutePDF.
    I don't even have to install office on the machine I am using, I can run Winword97 or Excel97 from another office installation over the network. It does not spend hours configuring itself. With the Office 2003 file converter it can do all I need.
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  9. #39


    Downloading now from TechNet -- it's downloading now without me having to give details like "When did I last take the dog for a walk" or when did "I last visit the Bog" etc.
    LOL! Funny as hell! Glad you got it downloaded, Jimbo. I guess since I have a TechNet account and signed in on my rig with a Live account, the form was all filled for me. Both are tied to same email account.

    I also dld the technet file, and did not have to enter a product key, and just installed Word and Excel, nothing else, on my W2G Flash. I asked if it would install on first run, whichafter installing then said it needed to restart. Why? When I ignored this, and opened Excel it worked fine.

    Tried to open Word and it then tried to reinstall Office, finally ending with a BSOD.
    Sorry to hear about your BOSD, fafhrd. I thought it strange it wanted a reboot after install, but I did. Didn't want to take chances. It would do that to add data to the registry, wouldn't it?
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  10. #40


    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    gratuitous reboots - I previously installed the full 2013 Office on a VHD windows 8 and it asked not to reboot at all. and all works fine - it was the different way I installed it,since I am tight on space - i asked it to only install on first run instead of all from my computer.It's not loading any new hardware - just software why should it need to reboot or reload the registry?
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