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Topic # 145517 20-May-2014 14:04
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All the online links from Microsoft only allow either Office 365 or Office 2013. But my friend is running Vista(!) and so Office 2013 won't work.

Can anybody point me to a legit reseller still selling office 2010?

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  Reply # 1048822 20-May-2014 14:16
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  Reply # 1049869 20-May-2014 16:12
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At that price you would be better getting one of the free office packages..




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  Reply # 1049873 20-May-2014 16:22
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You would think that an online monthly subscription would allow you to use an old version. Or do the new versions have downgrade rights. Vista is still a support OS, so you would think that 2010 would still be avalaible. I still use 2010, and it does everything I need it to do. Infact 2003 probably did too.



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  Reply # 1049898 20-May-2014 16:54
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They actually only need 2010 Home and Business (for Outlook).

I am seeing if Amazon or Ebay has copies I can get since Microsoft no longer sells them.




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  Reply # 1049901 20-May-2014 16:59
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lchiu7: They actually only need 2010 Home and Business (for Outlook).

I am seeing if Amazon or Ebay has copies I can get since Microsoft no longer sells them.


Is it cheaper or less hassle just to upgrade to windows 7 or 8?



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  Reply # 1050129 20-May-2014 21:30
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mattwnz:
lchiu7: They actually only need 2010 Home and Business (for Outlook).

I am seeing if Amazon or Ebay has copies I can get since Microsoft no longer sells them.


Is it cheaper or less hassle just to upgrade to windows 7 or 8?


I think that is a bridge too far given some of the legacy apps they have.  Plus it's an additional cost over the Office upgrade.




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  Reply # 1050154 20-May-2014 22:10
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Hi there, you can purchase Office2013 under a Microsoft Volume licensing program (e.g. buy via a Microsoft reseller under Open licensing), and this comes downgrade rights (Office365proplus does not support downgrade rights as its an ever green constantly updated service/client)

More info here
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/briefs/downgrade-rights.aspx







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  Reply # 1050178 20-May-2014 23:27
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lchiu7:
mattwnz:
lchiu7: They actually only need 2010 Home and Business (for Outlook).

I am seeing if Amazon or Ebay has copies I can get since Microsoft no longer sells them.


Is it cheaper or less hassle just to upgrade to windows 7 or 8?


I think that is a bridge too far given some of the legacy apps they have.  Plus it's an additional cost over the Office upgrade.


If their software is running in Vista it will work fine in Windows 7.




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  Reply # 1050180 20-May-2014 23:31
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CYaBro:
lchiu7:
mattwnz:
lchiu7: They actually only need 2010 Home and Business (for Outlook).

I am seeing if Amazon or Ebay has copies I can get since Microsoft no longer sells them.


Is it cheaper or less hassle just to upgrade to windows 7 or 8?


I think that is a bridge too far given some of the legacy apps they have.  Plus it's an additional cost over the Office upgrade.


If their software is running in Vista it will work fine in Windows 7.


Not necessarily. I had an old copy of MYOB which was fine in vista, but didn't work at all in 7. Also had simialr problems with an older version of dreamweaver, where it had problems in 7 with it's site explorer. But some of the software could be run in a virtual machine as win 7 pro comes with a free copy of virtual PC to run windows xp in it.



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  Reply # 1050684 21-May-2014 21:20
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paulb001: Hi there, you can purchase Office2013 under a Microsoft Volume licensing program (e.g. buy via a Microsoft reseller under Open licensing), and this comes downgrade rights (Office365proplus does not support downgrade rights as its an ever green constantly updated service/client)

More info here
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/briefs/downgrade-rights.aspx





Thanks. I might give that a try. I'll have a chat to my LAR so see if they can provide the software for somebody else than me.




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  Reply # 1050685 21-May-2014 21:21
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CYaBro:
lchiu7:
mattwnz:
lchiu7: They actually only need 2010 Home and Business (for Outlook).

I am seeing if Amazon or Ebay has copies I can get since Microsoft no longer sells them.


Is it cheaper or less hassle just to upgrade to windows 7 or 8?


I think that is a bridge too far given some of the legacy apps they have.  Plus it's an additional cost over the Office upgrade.


If their software is running in Vista it will work fine in Windows 7.


Maybe so but the hassle of either re-installing everything or hoping that the Vista to Windows 7 upgrade works seamlessly. It's supposed to be supported. I think I might go the buy Office2013 path and get a downgrade to Office 2010.




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  Reply # 1050929 22-May-2014 11:03
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Ever so slightly off-topic, but what's with all the Office and W7/W8 licences appearing on TM at the moment ?

I've only ever bought with the COA but wondered where these were all coming from after a friend told me about having bought one, installed and activated it with no problems. Some appear to be selling student versions so have they bought them for peanuts and are flogging them for a profit ?



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  Reply # 1054574 27-May-2014 19:55
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An alternative is to go Opensource

The likes of Libreoffice or Openoffice and Thunderbird




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