Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

Is Office 2010 Key backwards compatible with Office 2007? And How?

Posted on 2011-03-03
2
Medium Priority
?
1,394 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have a client that have purchased new computers with Office 2010 & Key, although they like the new Office, their legacy database's add-in is not compatable. Therefore they need to downgrade till this has been rectified ( expecting 3 months for this to happen, and cannot continue without it).

Is a Office 2010 Key backwards compatible and how so? Do i need to send off the keys to Microsoft and get equivalent ones for 2007?

Thank you for your assistance in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:geonep
2 Comments
 
LVL 100

Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
John Hurst earned 1000 total points
ID: 35032241
The keys are not backward compatible to the best of my knowledge. You need to ask Microsoft support for Office 2007 keys. I have done this, but only for volume and charitable licensing. Ask them and explain the situation. ... Thinkpads_User
0
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
aleghart earned 1000 total points
ID: 35032374
>purchased new computers with Office 2010 & Key

Sounds like you have OEM.  The downgrade rights only apply to volume licensing.

Quoting Microsoft:
"The OEM License Terms for OEM versions of applications software do not grant downgrade rights"

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4F4B3CFD-7F4E-46CB-8117-8275F7683D3F
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Take a look at these 6 Outlook Email management tools which can augment the working and performance of Microsoft Outlook to give you a more rewarding emailing experience.
As a matter of fact, Outlook OST files are of much importance in relation to Exchange mailbox. OST files are independent as they are simply copy of data of a user’s mailbox on Exchange Server. Though, if the server’s status is changed or it is dama…
The viewer will learn how to use a discrete random variable to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, create a Monte Carlo simulation using the discrete random variable, and create a graph to represent the possible returns over…
CodeTwo Sync for iCloud (http://www.codetwo.com/sync-for-icloud?sts=6554) automatically synchronizes your Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007 folders with iCloud folders available via iCloud Control Panel. This lets you automatically sync them with…
Suggested Courses

577 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question