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Trying to run two versions of Microsoft Office at the same time usually does not work well. Better to pick one version and stick with it.
Windows 7 Home Premium, Office 2007 Enterprise Edition. I want to upgrade to Office 2010. I seldom use anything other than Excel and Word, so I plan to upgrade to Office 2010 Home and Student, but I don't want to lose Outlook, Publisher, etc. in the 2007 package. I've been told that if I select a custom install and install to a folder I've created, say Office 2010, that I will actually have both versions of Office on my computer and will not lose my 2007 modules. Is this correct?
In this excerpt from Answercast #49, I look at trying to hack around Microsoft limits in running two versions of Office on the same machine. It's just not worth it!
It's my understanding (and to be honest, my experience) that different versions of Office cannot be installed on a single machine at the same time. If you end up trying...
If you kind-of sort-of hack around it;
Maybe by specifying a different install location;
Things just don't quite work right.
The bottom line is - I wouldn't do it. I would either:
...and in all honesty, Outlook 2010 isn't that much different than Outlook 2007. You've already taken the big hit when you went to 2007 (I realize that may take a different edition of Office 2010 in order to do that.)
To be honest. I'm not sure that there's a really strong, compelling reason,
in your case, to upgrade to 2010. But those are the ways that I would approach
it. I would do either one or the other, but stay away from trying to do
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