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TAKid

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#306591 6-Aug-2023 10:12
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We are looking at a new laptop for basic web browsing, emails, Messenger and word processing.  We have Office 2010 (which is completely adequate for what we want to do) on discs but most new laptops don't have a disc drive. A couple of questions:

 

  • can I load the Office disc onto a USB drive and transfer it onto the new computer?
  • is Office 10 compatible with Windows 11?
  • can we transfer the files/programs on the old computer onto a USB to transfer to the new computer?

Thank you in advance.


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  #3112276 6-Aug-2023 10:24
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  • can I load the Office disc onto a USB drive and transfer it onto the new computer?

     

    • By discs I'm assuming DVD or CD? You probably can. I would copy disc 1 onto a usb drive, run it and see what happens. If it works, then asks for disc 2, eject it and copy over disc 2 onto it - delete all files on the USB first.
    • I think there will be an element of try that first and it that fails, copy all the discs onto a big USB stick then try it
  • is Office 10 compatible with Windows 11?

     

    • Google says it should run but is not supported by MS
  • can we transfer the files/programs on the old computer onto a USB to transfer to the new computer?

     

    • File yes, programs highly unlikely. Office will need the installer to setup registry settings etc.

And I know this may not be what you want to hear but there are free alternatives out there that can look very similar and are compatible with MS Office files e.g. https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download-libreoffice/

 

 


 
 
 

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  #3112288 6-Aug-2023 10:48
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On your new computer, go to https://setup.office.com and follow the instructions. You'll be asked to enter the key if you haven't already put it against a Microsoft account and you'll be able to download the installation instead.


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  #3112290 6-Aug-2023 10:50
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Thanks Hukster.  I have a couple of Office alternatives that we can fall back on but the person the new computer is for is fixated on Outlook (2010 not on line) and I have to keep them happy for a peaceful life.




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  #3112355 6-Aug-2023 11:50
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TAKid:

 

Thanks Hukster.  I have a couple of Office alternatives that we can fall back on but the person the new computer is for is fixated on Outlook (2010 not on line) and I have to keep them happy for a peaceful life.

 

 

Totally understand that.

 

I would be nervous about using Outlook 2010 these days, though, from a security perspective.


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  #3112361 6-Aug-2023 12:06
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Should be using min. 2019 or O365 these days.

 

2019 for the "one off" cost, or O365 for monthly/yearly fee.

 

 





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  #3112362 6-Aug-2023 12:11
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Office 2010 is a security risk, its no longer patched I would recommend an upgrade




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  #3112367 6-Aug-2023 12:30
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You can get the latest version of Outlook desktop (no Word, Excel etc.) with Microsoft 365 Basic for $29/year

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/microsoft-365/outlook/outlook-personal-email-plans 




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  #3112396 6-Aug-2023 14:44
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Yes Office 2010 installs on Windows 11.
Yes you can copy the contents of the disc to a USB drive and run the setup.exe from there.

 

Should you? That is up to you. Office 2010 is end of life and has not received security updates for almost 3 years. While it may work today, It leaves you vulnerable to security issues that have been patched in newer versions and if a Windows 11 update breaks it Microsoft will not issue an update to resolve any compatibility issues.





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  #3112404 6-Aug-2023 14:58
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Thank you all.  Still have to decide on a computer, but will sort out Office when we do.


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  #3112426 6-Aug-2023 16:49
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TAKid:

 

We are looking at a new laptop for basic web browsing, emails, Messenger and word processing.  We have Office 2010 (which is completely adequate for what we want to do) on discs but most new laptops don't have a disc drive. A couple of questions:

 

  • can I load the Office disc onto a USB drive and transfer it onto the new computer?
  • is Office 10 compatible with Windows 11?
  • can we transfer the files/programs on the old computer onto a USB to transfer to the new computer?

Thank you in advance.

 

 

An USB external DVD drive would allow you to use the discs directly, they're not expensive and are still reasonably common...


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  #3112536 6-Aug-2023 23:10
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For any CD or DVD install on Windows, if it does not work by just copying it to a USB stick, then if you still have a machine with a CD or DVD drive, on there make an image file (.iso) from the disk.  You can use something like the freeware ImgBurn tool to do that:

 

https://www.imgburn.com/

 

Or payware like Nero if you have that.  Then copy the .iso files to the target machine.  On there, install the freeware ImDisk virtual disk drivers:

 

https://sourceforge.net/projects/imdisk-toolkit/

 

and use them to mount the .iso image on a drive letter, where it can be used just as though it was a real disk.


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  #3112664 7-Aug-2023 10:33
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huckster:

 

TAKid:

 

Thanks Hukster.  I have a couple of Office alternatives that we can fall back on but the person the new computer is for is fixated on Outlook (2010 not on line) and I have to keep them happy for a peaceful life.

 

 

Totally understand that.

 

I would be nervous about using Outlook 2010 these days, though, from a security perspective.

 

 

 

 

with cve-2023-2397 out in the wild, I would not be using an unpatched outlook - there will be other too, but that 9.8/10, so a big risk

 

 

 

https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2023-23397


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  #3112669 7-Aug-2023 10:50
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Yea i’d be told off if I knowingly put office 2010 on a networked system. I would only be let off the hook if it was offline and for a restore or something legacy.

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