The concept of trials is to see if it works. It didn't so you know not to buy this.
I will comment that I've seen trouble if I don't uninstall all old versions of Office.
I'm presently to downloanloading Office 2010 trial version from Microsoft web site on my Dell Laptop.
It's showing the following message on a small window:
"Step 4 of 4
Setting up Microsoft Office Home and Business Beta(2010)"
for the past 1 hour.
How would I know the progress of download?
I'm having Broadband connection.