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Office Starter 2010 Conundrum ???

Q: Office Starter 2010 Conundrum ???

We have two Windows 7 Home Premium HP machines in our fleet; one is 2012, the other older than that.

Both machines came preloaded with Microsoft Office Starter 2010, which I have never used and the wife has used very infrequently and not at all in a long time.

For about the last six weeks, both of these machines have been plagued with a nagging pop-up wanting us to install an update for Office Starter 2010; this is very persistent, at least five times a day on each machine.

I finally found instructions on how to disable updates, the catch is that the program must be running to do so.

On one of the machines, it said Office Starter 2010 was activated and opened right up; I found the disable updates button, and mission accomplished.

On the other machine --- and I know for fact that she has used the program in the past --- it demands me enter a product key in order to proceed; this key is 25-digits, but it is NOT the Windows 7 key as I tried that and got denied.

How do I come up with this missing product key; is it on a sticker on the cabinet; or, is it on some long ago lost paperwork ?

All the HP support articles I read did not have very conclusive nor helpful answers; and, my experience with them in the past is that once a warranty is expired you are on your own.

Thanks for reading.

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I've got Office 2010 starter on this 8.1 PC and I'm getting an update message. Its just a little odd looking so I wanted to make sure it was legit. Thanks in advance!

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I went to install Office 2007 Home and Student on my new win7 pro 64bit machine and it stalled almost 4/5 of the way through, giving me an error.

Checked error code, and it seems (I think) I need to uninstall the 2010 starter version on my machine before I can install another version (couldn't they have told me that at the beginning of the install). Instead of doing that I decided to activate and try the free, starter version.

Have I opened a can of worms? Can I update the starter version (with security updates, etc.) without being forced nto upgrading it to a pay version? ?

Probably what I should do - is uninstall it, and go back and install my 2007 version.


A:Office 2010 Starter, questions?

Yes, Starter can be updated & I think even upgraded later as I'm sure I read it has the full Office code built in but don't quote me on that.

Office Starter 2010 is free on new computers & is ad-supported.

It only contains Word & Excel with a few features stripped out from the full version like Home & Student.

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microsoft upgraded my computer to windows 10, however, they took out my d drive, there is no way i have any preinstalled programs.where can i downloard office 2010 starter?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250u Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3835 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 921 GB (865 GB Free); E: 149 GB (101 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0DPRF9
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

When my desktop recently had win7 reinstalled, the program above did not make it back onto my system. I know it came with the original purchase of the desktop and the OS as it is on my laptop which I purchased around the same time. I am trying to copy the "guts" of the starter from my laptop to my desktop with a jump drive. I only want the excel piece. I found it in the "program data" file on my laptop. I copied the whole folder which included 4 files one of which was "Excel MUI" and is described as a windows installer package. Thinking this would install the excel program it did not! I receive the following msg: "error 1713 cannot install one of the required products". Can someone help me get this program copied from my laptop to my desktop. This is a legal process as it was on both of my systems until I lost my drive on the desktop. Thanks very much.

A:Office 2010 starter missing

According to the original system configuration section for that Dell Inspiron One 2305 all-in-one desktop, it came with Microsoft Office 2010 Starter with limited functionality.

Unless you used a recovery media disc kit that's specifically for that Dell, all the programs and extras that came pre-installed in it no longer exist.

What you're trying to do isn't going to work.


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Just got a new 64-bit Windows 7 HP Pavilion dv7 pc, preloaded with Office 2010 Starter. But on step 3 of the Office 2010 installation process, it gets hung up at 43%. It gives me error message "There was a problem setting up Microsoft Office Home 2010: There was a problem setting up Microsoft Office. Try running Setup again. If the problem continues, contact Microsoft Product Support." I've googled this and found a registry edit %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming. But the registry already has that value. Anyone know what's wrong?

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I would like to find and downlaod the 2010 office starter edition. Anyone know where I can find it? I have microsoft office 2003 and I would like to keep that, can I have more then one office on my computer at the same time?

A:Microsoft Office Starter 2010

A possibility could be here, although it's Home & Student edition instead
Amazon.com: Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010 Key Card - 1PC/1User

Having multiple Office versions is totally possible and each one works flawlessly. But why would you want to keep the older ones?

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Office Starter 2010 (Word and Excel only) were pre-loaded when I purchased my laptop several years ago.    I have upgraded to Windows 10 and Word and Excel were working perfectly since the change of OS. Recently I have been unable to open Word and Excel documennts attached to emails. I read I could get over this problem by uninstalling and reinstalling Office Starter 2010. I have deleted Office Starter 2010 and would like to reinstall it. Under the old OS, I could go to Office 2010 and clicked Use Office Starter 2010/Run to reinstall. How do I do this now?   Many thanks.

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I have an Acer Aspire One 725-C62kk which came with Microsoft Office Starter 2010, which I have been very happy with for the last few years.  After I (foolishly?) downloaded Windows 10, Office Starter was on the list of apps to re-load but without a live link.  Can I re-load Office Starter 2010 from your web site?  I have all the serial numbers, product key, etc from the back of my computer, if you need them.  Thank you for your help.

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I have an Acer Aspire One 725-C62kk which came with Microsoft Office Starter 2010, which I have been very happy with for the last few years.  After I (foolishly?) downloaded Windows 10, Office Starter was on the list of apps to re-load but without a live link.  Can I re-load Office Starter 2010 from your web site?  I have all the serial numbers, product key, etc from the back of my computer, if you need them.  Thank you for your help.

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I have a microsoft office starter 2010 . I can open it until last week..
Can anybody tell me why?

A:Why I cannot open my Microsoft office starter 2010 ?

Have you tried repairing it?:
Office 2010 - Perform Repairs
Repair or remove Office 2010 - Project - Office.com

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Hi,Just bought my wife a new windows 7 laptop last week she had an xp before.Its a nice little machine.On it has microsoft office 2010 starter pack and every time she opens office it has that right hand pane which we cant seemed to get shot of.She had open office on the old xp and she found it working well.
Now the question in hand,Would it be feasible to uninstall the microsoft office 2010,Then we can re install open office?.
Would it be a major job to achieve this task.
Thanks in advance.

A:Removing microsoft office 2010 starter

Hello Trendy,

Microsoft Office Starter 2010 should be listed in Programs and Features in the Control Panel where you can click on it to uninstall it.

Programs and Features - Uninstall or Change a Program

Hope this helps,

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I had been using Office Starter 2010 for about a week, now suddenly when I try to open it I get a pop up message that it cannot be opened. Try again or repair the product in control panel. But I see no option in the control panel to repair such thing, and trying again is not working. What else can I do?

If i select CHANGE I get a error message:

I went into REGEDIT and the values were already set to %USERPROFILE%...... and I noticed there wasn't really anything to do.

If I try to Uninstall I get this:


A:I can't OPEN Microsoft office starter 2010.

This is how it should work:

Repair Microsoft Office 2010

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I have windows 7 and I just tried to open a document in Microsoft Word Starter and got the message (attached) Microsoft Word Starter 2010 cannot be opened. Try again or repair the product in the Control Panel. I went to the control panel and uninstalled word starter but I don't know what to do now. Can anyone please help me?

Thank you

A:Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Won't Open

Hi jmrpjb,

Please double-check if the program that you uninstalled is 'Word Starter 2010' or 'Office Starter 2010'? Please share the exact steps that you performed to uninstall it.

You may also try the following steps to repair the 'Office Starter' in the mean while:
- Click 'Control Panel' > 'Programs' > 'Programs and Features' > Locate 'Microsoft Office Starter - English' > 'Right click' it and select 'Change' > Select 'Repair' > Follow through with the repair process

- If the issue persists, you may also try to uninstall 'Click to run' and configure 'Office Starter' again: "Cannot be opened" error when you start an Office Starter 2010 program.

'Office Starter 2010' is a 'factory installed' program that may not be re-installed. If any vital file has been accidentally deleted; or the program could not be repaired by the above mentioned steps, you may have to try to restore the system settings back to 'factory defaults'.

You may want to have a close look at the following article also: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982434

Hope this helps. Please share the findings; will take it forward.

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Microsoft Office Starter 2010 won't reinstall.  I keep getting "files required to set up Microsoft Office Starter 2010 cannot be loaded.  Check your internet connection, then try again." (even though I am obviously connected to the internet).  I also get a "click-2-run configuration error."

A:Microsoft Office Starter 2010 won't reinstall

@alandgeorge2?, welcome to the forum. This is a problem that will be best solved by Microsoft's Customer Support.  They are the experts on their products and should be able to help you easily solve your problem. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Just bought a new HP PC and it came with Office 2010 Starter Edition. Haven't actually used it yet, though.

I've been looking around to find out what the "upgrade" prices are to turn this into Office 2010 Home and Student -- and apparently, there aren't any.

If I understand it, the following is now the case:
1) Office 2010 Starter Edition is FREE
2) There is no "upgrade" price for other editions
3) Upgrading other editions involves paying the standard full-retail prices.

Have I got it right? Or have I missed something?

A:Upgrading Office 2010 Starter Edition

I don't recall there ever being upgrade versions of Office to go from one package to another. The only upgrades were to go from an older, previous version to another. That would make absolutely no business sense to offer a cheaper upgrade from a free product than the standard full version.

If you don't need any of the premium features, why not just use Office Live?

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Acee Aspire 5733-6838
WHen I log onto computer I can access microsoft items and sometimes I can't.  Whant is causing that on Microsoft Office 2010 starter?

A:Microsoft Office 2010 starter problem

What do you mean can't access Microsoft items. Do you get an error? If so, what is it? 
Also, what items are you trying to access.

Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

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So I am trying to do the upgrade as I have had some issues with my desktop for a while. Simply will not open Malwarebytes except in safe mode. Other programs wouldn't open either. So I began mainly using my laptop. Needless to say I now HAVE to use my desktop for a few days and decided to upgrade to WIN 10 (I have it on laptop and its fine). I have tried dozens of times to upgrade only to keep encountering an error that Microsoft Office Starter 2010 needs to be uninstalled...but it is NO WHERE on my computer that I can find. I have tried uninstalling everything that has to do with Office (including 2016 version). No clcik-to-run items listed in program files. Did a search of C drive and came across two items marked Microsoft office starter 2010. Deleted them (no option to uninstall). Restarted. Searched the same way...nothing. Try upgrade. Failed again! Same error message. About to toss this old beast out the window...suggestions??

A:Win 10 - won't upgrade due to Microsoft Office Starter 2010 HELP!!!!

Hi Dolar,
You could follow these instructions for a clean install of W10.
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

note Office starter is an APP in W10.


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Acee Aspire 5733-6838
WHen I log onto computer I can access microsoft items and sometimes I can't.  Whant is causing that on Microsoft Office 2010 starter?

A:Microsoft Office 2010 starter problem

What do you mean can't access Microsoft items. Do you get an error? If so, what is it? 
Also, what items are you trying to access.

Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

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Hi,I have recently bought a new laptop computer after my desktop died, too much work!! The new one came with MS Office 2010 starter pre-installed. However, I already have and have already used, on the old computer, MS Office Professional 2010 which I need for work.So far, I have uninstalled the starter version and I installed my copy of MS Office Professional 2010 on it with the relevant serial. To this point everything seemed to be going well. I transferred over the documents from the external HDD to their own folder and also this went well. NOW the problem starts when I try to open a word or Excel file. If I double click to open one of these files, instead of the file opening a Window opens up saying that the MS Office product is not installed and gives these three possible options:1, "I have already purchased Office 2010 - ACTIVATE";2, "Go online to purchase Office 2010 - GO ONLINE" or3, "Use Office Starter 2010 - USE"If I first open the adapt Office program and choose "OPEN" from the menu and open the file that way it opens OK.What can I do? It's a bit of a pain having to open the Office program first and then the file instead of just double clicking it.I have all the latest updates for Windows 7 and MS Office Professional 2010 (this updated shortly after installing) If it's of any use I have these programs in the Installed Programs:1. Microsoft Office (Already Installed)2. Microsoft Office Cl... Read more

A:I want to uninstall and remove Office Starter 2010 but

The only thing I can think of is your Pro Office 2010 did not install correctly and their might be part of the old office still on your computer. If it was my computer I would uninstall both offices again using Revo, a free program. Then I would check using another free program called Search Everything to make sure all was gone. Then install you Office 2010 again. Before doing this I recommend waiting for others to reply to your post. Their might be a easier way to fix you problem that I'm not aware of.

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HP Pavilion g6  LM837AV,   Windows 7,   IE8OEM means it was installed at HP before shipping to me. All of the suggested changes/repairs/fixes/system restores etc, yaddah yaddah don't work.  I've been all over the MS sites. MS Office 2010 Starter just will not open anymore, period. I shouldn't have to go back to the out-of-box system state. MS and HP are well aware of this problem. The solution SEEMS to be to BUY MS Office and install it. Tell me I am wrong and give me a solution, please.  

A:How do I get back Microsoft Office 2010 Starter? It's OEM so...

Hi: Sometimes you don't want to be told you are right...but right you are. And, Office 2010 Starter is not on the recovery partition, or recovery disks, and as you found out, it is no longer available for download from Microsoft. It had been for a short period, but no longer. So, at least I saved you from doing an unnecessary (and fruitless) system recovery. For whatever reason, that ad supported software is only installed once on the C:\ drive, and that is it. I don't get it any more than you do. Paul  

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I've got a Samsung notebook running Win7 HP x64. Office 2010 came preloaded on it. When you click on it it present the options to buy or enter a key for the full prog, or to use Starter for free.

Starter will not install. It goes through all the motions and then errors out after several minutes.

Neither will it uninstall. MS Office 2010 Click to Run is listed in Programs and Features, but the uninstall operation "cannot be completed".

So I'm stuck. I even tried Revo uninstaller, to no avail. I would appreciate any leads on this. I've checked several forums, and haven't come up with a solution yet.

A:Office 2010 Starter: can't install or uninstall

**Make sure Office is not running in the background**

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I recently fixed my webcam on my HP 320-1010a All-in-one PC by performing a recovery. However now my Microsoft Office Starter Pack software will not run. When the icon is pressed it loads then goes into the set up mode but after a few minutes returns a error message that it cannot set itself up and to try again. I did that several times but to no avail. Please help!!!!


A:Microsoft Office Starter Pack 2010

If it came with your HP machine, give them a call.

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I just picked up an Acer Iconia Tab W500 series tablet pc
It has Microsoft Office Starter 2010 and I'd like to create a Word template without upsetting the default template or any others
Can you help me figure out how to do that?

A:Microsoft Office Starter 2010 template

I found a link to work on what I'd like to work with
Learn about templates in Office 2010

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Hello I upgraded to Windows 10 some time ago(few months) and everything seems to be working with it fine... What software had issues I put in compatible with windows7 and seems ok... The one issue I have STILL is Microsoft Word Starter 2010 (Office, Excell starter 2010 etc. all seem to be working ok so far) but word gives me  "App messages (multiple)"  every time I go to save a file) ie: "An App default was reset An app caused a problem with the default app setting for .png files, so it was reset to Photos" and pretty much the SAME message for .htm,.bmp,.mp4,.amr,.gif,.mov,.html,.pdf and .jpg Does anyone know how to fix this from happening?    PLEASE help Thx Kat

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I've just upgraded Win7 Home Premium to Win8 Pro on an HP Omni 27-1007ev machine, which had Office Starter 2010 bundled.

I carried out all the HP pre-upgrade recommendations to update HP, Windows and Office Starter before I upgraded to Win8, warning else Starter 2010 would not work in Win8.

Now when I open Starter 2010 it informs me its installed and that I should access it from Start/All Programs/Office Starter, etc. Dialogue also offers 'activate - have key' or 'purchase key' - for full 2010 product.

Obviously I can't use the Start/All Programs option in Win8 - or can I.

Oddly if I open a previously saved Word or Excel document it cranks up Office Starter 2010 with no problems.

Has anyone any idea how I can resolve this.

Thanks, Rob

A:Office Starter 2010 - bundled version...

I've not seen more on this but Microsoft won't allow word 10 starter on Windows 8, some boloney about it must be installed by the computer manufacturer and thus microsoft is helpless to do anything about it. In reality Microsoft has decided not to allow it's use with Windows 8 so you will have to go with a purchased office or one of the free Open Office choices (I think they will work in 8. Wordperfect could be a choice as well.

A little cynicial of Microsoft not to provide an alternative to handle all those .docx documents.

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Microsoft Office Starter 2010 came with my computer.  My computer was 'reset' using MS and lots of my software disappeared, including Offic Starter 2010.  Can I get it back?   thanks for any help you can give me.PS-- I am not a "techie" so be patient.

A:lost Microsoft office starter 2010

Hi @bikerinva?,  Microsoft Office Starter 2010, was it a preinstalled application or Have you purchased the License copy of it. if it was preinstalled, chances are it might be the Trial version. And you may download the same from Internet. If it was Licensed, you may go to below link and download the same.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/office  I hope that answers your question.  I am an HP employee, the opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP. Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking my answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem. ***Click on "Thumbs up" button to the left side of my post to acknowledge the post *** 

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I have downloaded and run the setup file for starter from a number of available sources. The operating system says it, "The files required to setup Microsoft Office Starter 2010 cannot be loaded. Check your internet connection and then, try again". The popup that tells me to try the recommended settings pops up. That doesn't work either. Help!

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I've got a couple of laptops running Win 7 Home Premium. They also have a brain damaged version of Office 2010 installed, Office 2010 Starter... but, the software is fine for my needs.

I want to upgrade these laptops to Win 7 Pro in order to be able to join them to a domain. But, legitimate Win 7 installs are getting hard to find. Those that I have found do a clean install only.

Is there a way to save my Office Starter software such that I can restore it after the clean install?


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I know it is starter, but I still believe there is a view option somewhere -at least I hope-!

A:Where is the view option in Microsoft Office Starter 2010?

I am afraid the answer is no. Office Starter is feature-limited product.
That's why there is Purchase button on Home tab.

What feature from that menu you wanted to use?

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I recently performed a recovery operation on my HP Allin In One Pc 320 1010a to enable some components of the PC to be able to function. In doing this I lost the use of several programs including my Microsoft Officer Starter Pack 2010 which is very important to me considering I am the secretary of our local social club and responsible for typing up all the minutes, sending out correspondence and creating notices for our public notice boards. I have downloaded a free copy of this software but when installing it I get the error message "you must remove Microsoft Office Starter Pack and then install it again." I have tried to remove it using windows 7 uninstaller but it will not/cannot remove it so I try to install the replacement software but once again get the same error messaghe and the same result when trying to uninstall the software. So around and around I go HEHEHE. When I look at the programs list I find the software has a folder title but no contents in that folder. Is that why I can't remove it.

I'd be ever so thankful for any assistance anyone can provide me and I'd be over the moon if I can get Microsoft Office operating again.

Thanks for your assistance

Phil Taaffe

A:Solved: Microsoft Office Starter Pack 2010

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I'm trying to install Microsoft Office starter 2010. I can't install because of the compatibly issues. Got any best answer?

A:Microsoft Office starter 2010 compatibly issues

Short answer- you cant.

Long answer- Starter is only for win7. More importantly, Starter is legally usable only when it comes preinstalled on oem computers preinstalled with win7. So you're also breaching the eula.

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Upon starting a new document, I entered the margins prior to typing. I entered the Title of the document and centered it horizontally 1.0" from top. I do my work using Print Layout and when I did this particular one, the title is at the top edge with no space even though the top margin is set at 1.0". Then when I viewed it by going to the Print mode, the margin is 2.0", and the bar at the bottom shows the amount of the "line" at 1.5". So I've got all these different top margins and the one I formatted my document with doesn't even show up in any view. White space is checked, I have no columns and rows setup, I deleted the title and typed it again and it still shows the different margins. I have spent over 1.5 hours today looking for the problem and doing research online. You're my last hope. Can you help me so that I'll know what to do when it happens again? Thank you

A:Solved: Different Margins on Document in Office Starter 2010

Drag the cursor to the top edge of the white paper, and when it turns into a double arrow, double click.

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When I try to open word or excel files I get this message; 'microsoft word/excel starter cannot be opened. Try again or repair the product in control panel.'
I cant figure out how to repair the product in control panel, what do I do?

A:Microsoft Office Starter 2010 will no longer open

This should help:
OFF2010: Error "<appname> Starter 2010 cannot be opened. Try again or repair the product in the control panel"

To correct the problem, make sure your machine is connected to the Internet and then take the following steps:

Launch Program and Features from Control Panel
Right-click on Microsoft Office Starter Edition 2010 and choose Change
On the next screen click Yes to start the repair
Once the repair completes click OK

Hopefully that should solve your problem. Please let us know how you get on.

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Something's wrong with Microsoft Office Starter 2010. When I open it, it shows this:

I have already tried to fix it, but it still does that.
Here's a picture of the entire window:

A:Microsoft office Starter 2010 licensing problem

In order to completely troubleshoot Microsoft product validation & activation issues, please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:

2. Run the tool, and then click 'Copy' - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the validation tool here in your next reply

More info: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions


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whenever i open my microsoft office. i get a message saying dat microsoft word/excel will be irresponsive as some files are being downloaded. and then the word file would just hang 4 some time and den dis would happen again. is there a solution to this. i am not able to work properly as d word is working really slow due to these eror messages.

A:windows 7: microsoft office 2010 starter not working properly

Hi there ... Have you ran Windows updates ... The link below will tell you how to update Office ... If that does not work you should try a Repair ... Which is also included in the link

Update, repair, or uninstall Office Click-to-Run products - Excel - Office.com

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I bought a Samsung RF711 with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office Starter 2010 in June 2012. I had to reinstall the system from the DVD. While Windows 7 is up and running, there seems to be no installation files for Microsoft Office Starter 2010.

The Samsung support website for this computer does not offer an Office download.

What is the right way to proceed in order to get Office on this machine again?

A:missing Microsoft Office Starter 2010 from the installation disk

Broiyan, When you said that you re-installed windows from the DVD, was this the sya dvd's that you first made when you got your machine? Or was it just a windows 7 dvd?

Most OEM's can provide a ms office 2010 starter dvd if you ask them.


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I've been wanting to upgrade to windows 8 but after running the windows 8 advisor it says office 2010 starter is not compatible. I updated the required files for office according to windows but after updating them i ran the advisor again & yet the same problem proceeds. I won't update to windows 8 unless starter works. Need help & or options to resolve this problem.

A:Office 2010 starter not compatible for windows 8 upgrade even after updating files

Google Data On SituationLouis

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Does anyone know how or if there is a way to reinstall MS Office Starter 2010 back onto my Toshiba laptop? I purchased this in 2012 and it came with this preinstalled but I have uninstalled this following MS advice when unable to open WORD yesterday. Instructions online to 'fix' this problem were to uninstall and then reinstall but this isn't happening! I have contacted MS who told me to contact Toshiba but have been told that once uninstalled as this was preinstalled when purchased then it can't be reinstalled. Has anyone else had this same problem and, if so, have anyone managed to get the software back???

A:Satelite C660-23M Laptop - pre-installed MS Office Starter 2010 problem


I'm not sure if I've done this correctly so just going to send out a reply to say that I've not had any replies back to my question. It may be that no-one else has had this problem or that there is no solution other than to purchase new software which I can really do without.

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As I shut my machine down last night Windows informed me it was doing 15 updates, which I allowed it to do.

This morning, the machint took a little extra time to boot up, I guess because it was finalising configurations.

Now I see all my icons for Word/ Excel in the folders and on Desktop have turned orange. When I click on a Word/ Excel Icon I get a dialogue box promting me to Activate an already purchased copu of Office 2010, Go online to purchase, or Try Office free for a limited time.

I have tried a Repair on Office 2010 Starter, but that has made no difference.

I am, however, able to open the documents by opening the application (Word/ Excel) and searching for the documents via the application's Open dialogue box.

Does anybody know what I need to do to fix this?


A:Last night's Windows auto update has crippled Office 2010 Starter!

It may be a case of uninstalling the relevant update/s. There have been some known issues with the latest round of updates with Office 2007 and 2013 as far as I'm aware. Mine updated this morning before I came to work so I'll check and see if mine has been affected tonight when I get home.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B800 @ 1.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1899 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 821 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223012 MB, Free - 175898 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, HMA51_HR
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled.

A:Microsoft Office 2010 starter\Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version

The last I heard the Office Starter version was a OEM install only.
Where did you get your copy to install?

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I "installed" microsoft office starter 2010 on my computer. After a week, I have not been able to open any programs affiliated with microsoft office starter due to click 2 run configuration failure. I was wanting to "uninstall" mso starter due to all the hassles with the program so I did a system restore with a date prior to the "installation." Will this completely remove mso starter from my hard drive?

A:Attempting to "uninstall" microsoft office starter 2010

did you try searching for it--type Microsoft into the search box---see what it finds.

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Hello - I own multi-user version of Microsoft Office 2007 Pro and in May 2012 purchased a new ASUS A54C-TS91 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium and Office 2010 Starter Edition. I need Powerpoint and Outlook in addition to Excel and WORD. I tried to install the entire app. assuming certain "limited" components of 2010 would be overwritten with the "better"/more robust 2007 - however, while it appears Office 2007 Pro loaded properly and is shown in Control Panel with proper date as installed, there is no file size listed...... I have read several similar posts but wanted to provide specific details for my situation. Anyone have a similar issue - what is best solution? (i am a newbie to the group, so hope I didn't make a faux pas in relating my story). Any guidance is welcomed and appreciated. Minky

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I have used Open Office for years with no problems. It's easy to save as a Word document. I bought a new new computer wrote several items, saved in OO. This computer doesn't have Word installed so I installed Office Start (not knowing the difference). Now every OO document on my desktop is taken over by Word - literally with a big W. I can't open it unless I agree to a long list of rules, including personalized ads, which I don't want.

I'm not very computer savvy and don't know if I should uninstall Office Starter.

Please advise.

A:Solved: Conflict between Open Office and Office Starter

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It seems that there may be a problem in Office 2010. I just installed it to the standard MS default/recommended settings .........all looked good...used Word great..until I use Excel and each time I try to use excel it sets off an 'Office Configuration' screen which I can not stop..it take a few minutes and then loads OK. I tried to launch it from the installed prgrams icon but there is no files on 'start in' etc..I tied to create a shortcut to the desktop from the excel.exe file and get the same reconfigure issue..it seem that somehow I don't have either permissions or I have a corrupt install..all Office suite works eventually Anyone know how to fix it..please?

A:Office 2010 Pro Plus Win7 x 64 Excel reconfigures Office 2010

Have you ever had a previous version of Office on this copy of win7?

Do you have any component of a previous office suite installed still

I have seen this in the past with Viso that was due to remnents of an earlier trial remaining on disk and in the registry.

I also found that if I cancelled the configuration screen the Viso would load without problems without the need to wait for completion.

There are some rather involved solution stems on Microsoft website - cannot find them at the present but will try to look for them.

The problem was that I could never get the removal steps to actually cure the issue and I put up with the error until my next re-install of Win7, which was not to long in the case of that system

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I don't know if maybe I'm the only one who runs into this problem or if it happens to a lot of people, but it seems to come up a lot for me.

I have had this issue on many computers but right now I am setting up an old Dell Latitude E5510 for an employee and I have reformatted, installed all drivers, and programs needed. I installed Office 2007, because this employee won't really be using the computer much.

I start up Windows Updates today and it has me downloading 3 updates for Windows 2010. This computer had Office 2010 on it before it was reformatted. Is it still sensing Office 2010 buried somewhere in the files and that's why it's asking me to install updates for it? Does Office 2007 use updates that are also made for 2010(and are only labled 2010)? Anyone have any ideas? I don't believe it's hurting anything, but I am curious!


A:Find Office 2010 Updates, When Office 2010 Isn't Installed?

I get those type of updates for my Office 2003. There are some later updates that can be applicable. For example, I installed a converter that lets me open later MSWord formats (2003 is doc) and now I get updates for later Office versions.

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