Need Office 2010 Starter copied from laptop to desktop - how?

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  1. Fenway16

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    When my desktop recently had win7 reinstalled, the program above did not make it back onto my system. I know it came with the original purchase of the desktop and the OS as it is on my laptop which I purchased around the same time. I am trying to copy the "guts" of the starter from my laptop to my desktop with a jump drive. I only want the excel piece. I found it in the "program data" file on my laptop. I copied the whole folder which included 4 files one of which was "Excel MUI" and is described as a windows installer package. Thinking this would install the excel program it did not! I receive the following msg: "error 1713 cannot install one of the required products". Can someone help me get this program copied from my laptop to my desktop. This is a legal process as it was on both of my systems until I lost my drive on the desktop. Thanks very much
     
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    You're going to need to reinstall Office. There are too many registry keys, registered dlls and files in other locations. Manually copying files will not work.
     
  3. Fenway16

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    Yes you are right. Thought I could just get the Excel folder that contained an installer to do it. I will find another solution - people say LibreOffice will work with Excel files. Thanks for input.
     
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    Yes LibreOffice is compatible with MS office formats, just change the default extension to xlsx or xls otherwise it will save to .ods by default.
     
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    Oh good tip. Thanks so much. Will do.
     

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