Can I get email attachments to open in Word 2007, which I have installed on
my computer, instead of going to Word 2010 which is also installed on my
computer when I purchased it, without taking Word 2010 off of my computer?
In this excerpt from
Answercast #14, I look at the possibility of running two Microsoft Office
versions on one machine at the same time.
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Two versions of Microsoft Office?
Very short answer, no.
Microsoft Office is not very good about keeping multiple versions of
Microsoft Office on a single computer at the same time. Specifically, you need
to choose which one you want: 2007 or 2010, and uninstall the other… if it’s
there. If you were able to install both, my guess is there’s more to this
that’s not working than you realize.
- I would actually uninstall both and reinstall the one that you choose.
Microsoft Office in general (and that’s specifically for Microsoft Word, as
well) does not really play well with previous versions of itself. It really
does expect that one, and only one, version will be installed on your machine
at a time.