Windows 7 Home Premium, Office 2007 Enterprise Edition. I want to upgrade to
Office 2010. I seldom use anything other than Excel and Word, so I plan to
upgrade to Office 2010 Home and Student, but I don’t want to lose Outlook,
Publisher, etc. in the 2007 package. I’ve been told that if I select a custom
install and install to a folder I’ve created, say Office 2010, that I will
actually have both versions of Office on my computer and will not lose my 2007
modules. Is this correct?
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Two versions of Office
It’s my understanding (and to be honest, my experience) that different
versions of Office cannot be installed on a single machine at the same time. If
you end up trying…
If you kind-of sort-of hack around it;
Maybe by specifying a different install location;
Things just don’t quite work right.
Stick to one version
The bottom line is – I wouldn’t do it. I would either:
- Go all the way to 2010 with all of your applications;
…and in all honesty, Outlook 2010 isn’t that much different than Outlook
2007. You’ve already taken the big hit when you went to 2007 (I realize that
may take a different edition of Office 2010 in order to do that.)
- Or I’d stick with Office 2007.
To be honest. I’m not sure that there’s a really strong, compelling reason,
in your case, to upgrade to 2010. But those are the ways that I would approach
it. I would do either one or the other, but stay away from trying to do
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