Windows 10: Office Starter 2010, compatibility with Windows 10?

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    Office Starter 2010, compatibility with Windows 10?


    Office Starter 2010 was an option available with OEM pre-installed Office 2010 supplied with a new Windows 7 PC. With a pre-loaded OEM copy of Office 2010 you had the choice, when starting Office for the first time, of purchasing Office 2010 from your OEM or installing the free Office 2010 Starter.

    Introduction to Office Starter 2010 - Office Support

    From the launch of Windows 10 Microsoft have said that Office 2010 Starter is incompatible and will be removed....

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...5-77b681fe2884

    ...however, due to an oversight (or bug?) at launch the original version of Windows 10 (10240) did not prompt to unistall Office Starter 2010, either through the 'Get Windows 10' app that did the free upgrade, or when using the MCT install media. As a consequence I ended up with a working (and apparently compatible, until now) copy of Office Starter 2010.


    The only proviso was that Office 2010 Starter had to have been installed before upgrading to W10, a condition that has been true since Windows 8.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...0-on-windows-8


    All versions of W10 install media from 1511 onwards will require you to uninstall Office 2010 Starter when upgrading from W7/W8, but they ignore it if you are upgrading from an install of W10 that had slipped through the 10240 loophole and retained a working copy of Office 2010 Starter (presumably because as it isn't supposed to be possible, it isn't tested for).

    So, for many years I have had the use of Excel and Word 2010 Starter without issue. then the subtle and apparently unconnected problem began - disk corruption that required SFC/DISM repairs. This first appeared with one of the recent builds of 1809 and has continued into 1903.

    Run SFC Command in Windows 10

    Well, the corruption returned (and returned again). The first thought was a dying disk, but restoring the image to a new HDD had the same problem (right down to the same file becoming corrupt every time). It had to be a software problem, restoring the image to a virtual machine would even corrupt the virtual disk after a few days use.

    I went through uninstalling virtually all the OEM software that it had inherited from W7, to no avail. Finally I (reluctantly) uninstalled Office Starter 2010. That seems to have cured it.

    It's a shame to say goodbye to 2010 as it was the most recent(ish) version of MS Office that I had. LibreOffice will have to suffice from now on. TBH I'm surprised I got away with using it for as long as I did, seeing as MS have always said it was incompatible.
    compatabilty

    :)
     
    Bree, Aug 5, 2019
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  2. 2010 Update problems with Office Starter.

    It is not compatible and it is one of the applications you are required to remove before upgrading:

    Is Microsoft Office Starter 2010 compatible with Windows 10?

    Please be aware that Office Starter 2010 is not supported. You will be prompted to remove it before the upgrade starts.

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    Which versions of Microsoft Office work on Windows 10?

    The following versions of Microsoft Office with the latest Service Packs have been confirmed to be compatible with Windows 10:

    • Office 2016 Preview
    • Office 2013/Office 365
    • Office 2010 with exception Office Starter 2010
    • Office 2007
    Older versions of Office such as Office 2000, Office 2003 and Office XP are not certified compatible with Windows 10 but might work using compatibility mode.
     
    Andre Da Costa, Aug 5, 2019
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  3. Microsoft office starter 2010

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10!

    I would appreciate if you can provide us the following information to help us understand the issue better.

    • Did you have Microsoft Office 2010 starter installed on your computer in the past?

    Mostly OEM computers come with MS office starter pack preinstalled, if you had MS office installed on the computer in the past I would suggest you to follow the steps under the section
    Uninstall Office 2010 Click-to-Run products in the article below.

    Update, repair, or uninstall Office 2010 Click-to-Run products

    Repair an Office application

    Do let us know the results. feel free to write us back for any further assistance with Windows, we'll be glad to assist you.
     
    Mann_Manohar, Aug 5, 2019
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  4. Office Starter 2010, compatibility with Windows 10?

    Windows 10 and Office Starter 2010

    Had a feeling this would turn out to be the case. Must now decide whether to stick with Windows 7 and keep Starter or to go with Windows 10 and find an alternative word processing / spreadsheet application.

    Thanks for all the replies.

    Speaking from experience, if you have Office 2010 Starter already installed on a Windows 7 machine and perform the upgrade to Windows 10, Office Starter 2010 still works. However Office Starter 2010 will not install after performing a clean installation
    of Windows 10 though.

    When I had McAfee wipe out all programs from my computer ( in error), when they reinstalled Microsoft Office 2010, I was told that Microsoft Office 2010 is not compatible with Windows 10, which I had installed when it was first available to me. What should
    I do now?
     
    JOYCECOLES, Aug 5, 2019
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