This is really funny..

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Software' started by Saltgrass, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I have a license for Office 2010 Home edition, which is good for 3 computers. One of the computers is the one I have the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (Beta) installed on, so I though it would not allow for another install or give me problems when I reverted back to the Windows 7 install.

    So, I attempted to download the 60 day trial of Office 2010 and was told it was not compatible with Windows 8.....:crushed:

    Would it not make sense for Microsoft, during a beta release, to give exemptions for software installed for the limited install period? I should think, it would help Microsoft and incentivise more folks to install a new, unreleased OS.

    Just wondering what the community thought..
     
  2. Drew

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    So what's the difference that, I was able to put Office 2010 on 8, (it's, already on my 7) w/out any problem?

    I'm missing why it won't go for you. If the 60-days is still valid & it's not on more than 3 machines... we, already know, 2010 IS compatible w/ 8.

    Help me, out, here... feel dumb, I don't get it :distress:
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    It may just be the download process, it will not start, just gives me the not compatible message. I have not tried putting my copy on directly.

    I think I was just sent a key for a trial version, so I will try using that and install using my media.

    I will post back after the install..

    Thanks..
     
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  4. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Using my media, Office installed fine. I believe I had selected "Run" from the download site and that is when I got the compatibility message.. which would still be a little strange.

    Anyway, everything fine.. Thanks
     
  5. Drew

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    Cool, glad to hear it.
     
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    There seems to be extensive 'Backward Compatibility" too. I just installed Office 2003 on Win-8 with no problems.

    That's a nine year old app, running just fine. Eh?
    I've thrown several OLD apps at Win-8 and so far, nothing has shot craps. I'm impressed!

    :cool:
     
  7. Drew

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    Yes, indeed. Windows8's HUGE compatibility base is in regard to both hardware and software.
     

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