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Windows Update is offering me Office 2010 SP1 32-bit ver
I feel I should be cautious about installing this update; but in the event I get brave all of a sudden, will someone please tell me if I should install both the 32-bit and 64-bit.
Dell Studio XPS, Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit, IE9
What I would do
I would only download the update version relevant to your version of Office 2010. You can check that from within any component of Office, eg Word, by clicking the ? question mark, then go to "About Word". See what version you have.
Alternatively, in that ? menu, is there an option to "Check for updates"?
Sorry took so long to reply.....
I am using Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, 32-bit and, yes I do have an option to check for updates.
As part of my Office 2010 suite, in All Programs I have Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Word and Tools (digital certificate for VBA projects, clip oganizer, language preferences, upload center, picture manager, and anytime upgrade). On Product Activated, One-Note is also listed. My Windows Update is 316.9 MB.....there are programs that are part of MS Home and Business that I don't use/have and do not want to get added on.
Happy Fourth, Mark......Miki
And a Happy 4th to you too.
Sadly, being in the UK, we don't get a day off for your July 4th Independence Day celebrations.
But then, since you are celebrating independence from the tyrannical rule of the British Monarchy, I'm not so sure it would be right for us to celebrate anyway!
If you only want Word updated, I would use that "Check for updates" within Word.
And what did they get back for it?
A tyrannical rule of BO.
Hardly an improvement. They should have known better in 1776.
Ohh, a contentious post!
They would 'love' you in Speakeasy. Ohh wait, I see you visit there often and nearly always submit contentious posts!
By the way, Mark
Using "Check for Updates" on Word or any programs in the suite takes me back to the original MS Update of 316.9 MB.
Office Watch quote: Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available for download, if you want to be a guinea pig for Microsoft.
especially so when I know your requirement to keep your system er... bare to the bone!
Since the update offered through Word's option only offers the full update, then you have to decide whether you want to install the whole update, or nothing.
It's an easy choice for me, but I see your difficulty.
In the "old" days.....
....in the past when I ordered my 1st and 2nd Dell Computers, they came with a full version of Microsoft Office Home and Business installed, along with the Microsoft Office Home and Business CD. When I was building my new and current Dell, I had the option to "customize" Office Home and Business 2010 by choosing only the software I needed Dell to install and, of course, there was no CD. I did find a Microsoft website that separately listed software downloads for Office Home and Business SP1......and then negated it all by saying the best way to get the SP1 was through Windows Update.
I would sure like to hear from someone who has installed Office SP1 and who could tell me that the download allows for choosing the software you want.
Updates only update the programs you have installed. They don't add new programs. They don't even ask for it.
So it's safe to run that update. I just did a few days ago (via Windows update indeed). No problems.
Kees...thank you so much.....
version of office 2010
I tried what you said in your reply instructions to go to any component and click on the ? Wellll. I did that, but what comes up from my (?) is a drop list for help. I didn't see anything for being able to go to About Word. My MS HOME & Student cd was purchased at our local staples store when I upgraded to my TOSH. WIN 7 64-bit. It was installed by the technitian at Staples. There is nothing on the box with the cd that says its for 64-bit O.S. Thanks.
Did you click the Help option?
Before 'ribbon technology' appeared, all applications that conformed to the Microsoft standard had a Help menu option in the menu toolbar and when that was clicked, there was an "About xxxx", where xxxx is the name of the application.
With ribbon technology, Help is often replaced by a ? but since I don't use any Microsoft products with this ribbon, I can't test it myself.
So I'm stumped. There should be an "About Word" option somewhere.
Speaking of Office 2010...
Is it best to first remove/uninstall Office 2007 before installing Office 2010 ?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
As I understand it
They can both live together, but I would ensure that you check the installation path during the install process, to make sure it doesn't install in any same folders as the Office 2007 files.
There's a link below about it;
Personally, i would uninstall Office 2007 and reboot the computer afterwards, before installing Office 2010. But that's just my choice.
Installing Office 2010
Thanks....that's my usual course of action but just thought I'd check if the thinking is uninstalling the old or just installing the new (2010) over the old (2007).
I thought of the trying BOTH but not sure I want to go that route.
I also picked up Adobe Acrobat X Pro and want to get Office 2010 installed and setup before installing Acrobat.
Yep, that's how I would do it
If you have decided that you're not going to be using Office 2007 again, then if you were me, (if I were you?), then I would uninstall it.
Followed the tried and true method..made a full image
back of my C partition, then uninstalled Office 2007, Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro...rebooted.
Installed Office 2010 Pro and Adobe Acrobat X Pro ....downloaded and ran the updates followed by another image backup.
Went without any hiccups ...even Outlook started backup, reconnected with the mail messages on my D: drive and sent/received messages.
Boring, uneventful...and successful.
Thanks and hope this helps.
I didn't think it would work!
knowing which version of MS WORD
oooH WOW! Computers give me a headache. lol. I have a WIN 7 64-bit home premium. Purchased from our local staples. The technicitian installed Office Home and Student 2010. That was February. So from your post I need to know if I should update then? But as usual there is always a question on getting in a hurry for updates. My OFFICE HOME (on a cd also from staples) Am I to assume it is for my computer exclusivly? (64-bit) Our other computer is a VISTA home prem. but a 32-bit. the MS WORD program (2006) quit working on the VISTA. So I was thinking to make it simple I could uninstall that one and install from the cd that is presently on mine on the VISTA. I installed openoffice as a back up on the VISTA until I can get the MS word problem resolved. Also, is ccleaner ok to use after uninstalling most any program? Grif referenced Windows installer cleanup in another message in the forum. But I did some checking on that in forum postings on the WIN installer Cleanup. Sounds like some people have had problems with it cleaning up to much. I will be glad for some help. imgrateful_1 always.