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Office 2010 Beta

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Gordon McDougall, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Gordon McDougall

    Gordon McDougall Flightless Bird

    I have been offered the opportunity to download the Office 2010 Bets,
    but I am confused about one aspect. It appears that, if I choose to
    download it, it will upgrade my Office 2007 and I don't want to do
    that. I am taking a college course in Access 2007 and need to
    maintain that program. Is there anyway I can download the Office 2010
    side by side with my 2007?

    Many thanks,

    Gordon in TX.
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    You can only use one version of Outlook, and you would need to make sure
    the 2010 is installed parallel not as replace. You may find that other
    issues arise in attempting to flip back and forth between versions. So
    be prepared for some inconveniences

    Gordon McDougall wrote:
    > I have been offered the opportunity to download the Office 2010 Bets,
    > but I am confused about one aspect. It appears that, if I choose to
    > download it, it will upgrade my Office 2007 and I don't want to do
    > that. I am taking a college course in Access 2007 and need to
    > maintain that program. Is there anyway I can download the Office 2010
    > side by side with my 2007?
    >
    > Many thanks,
    >
    > Gordon in TX.
     
  3. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <86dbbf1d-ac44-4dd4-b593-
    013489c762b2@b30g2000yqd.googlegroups.com>, Gordon McDougall wrote:
    > I have been offered the opportunity to download the Office 2010 Bets,
    > but I am confused about one aspect. It appears that, if I choose to
    > download it, it will upgrade my Office 2007 and I don't want to do
    > that. I am taking a college course in Access 2007 and need to
    > maintain that program. Is there anyway I can download the Office 2010
    > side by side with my 2007?


    Probably, other than Outlook, as has been explained. But this is BETA
    sofware ... it's not totally tested, it might make hash of your existing
    2007 install, it might not uninstall cleanly, etc. When you install it,
    you risk the stability of your computer and other programs. That's what
    MS is dancing around the edges of saying when they advise you NOT to
    install the beta on a production computer.

    In short: if you need what you already have and don't absolutely need
    the beta, you might want to skip it.
     

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