Solved

Office Starter & Office - can I delete Starter

Posted on 2011-09-20
2
564 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
My new Dell XPS8300 came with MS Office Starter (2010). This Starter package includes Word, Excel and Office Tools. I have now installed Office Pro (2010).

Here is my question: is there any reason that I should not delete the whole Office Starter program? In other words, are there any sharred components between the two?  Many of the docs I brought over from my old system were generated using Office 2003 (I think) so the Word files are .doc rather than .docx, for example. As it is now on the new PC, if I click to open a .doc file, it gets opened with the Starter version of Word. If I delete the Starter am I correct in assuming that a .doc file will get opened with the full version of Word?

Thanks,
Wayne
0
Comment
Question by:wayneskid
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
wobbled earned 500 total points
ID: 36571958
If you have installed the full version of Office Pro (which I presume you have) then you will be able to remove the starter version without it causing any problems.  The Pro version basically contains the same core products (along with additional features) and the additional extra products that make up the Office Suite.

The only reason why .doc files are opening up with the starter version is to do with the file associations for that file type.  You can easily change this manually if you wish.  Here is a link to the MS guide to do this

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-which-programs-Windows-uses-by-default

Or in short - in windows explorer - click on any file that end .doc, right click, on the menu select Open With  - select choose program and scroll down till you see Word 2010 (that is the XP way of doing it, but pretty much the same across vista and windows 7)
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:wayneskid
ID: 36575240
Done! The only thing missing was a process I had to go through for docs created using the Starter version. I had to enter my Product Key to allow thoses to be opened by the full version of Word.

Thanks,
Wayne
0

Featured Post

SharePoint Admin?

Enable Your Employees To Focus On The Core With Intuitive Onscreen Guidance That is With You At The Moment of Need.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Outlook Free & Paid Tools
This article descibes how to create a connection between Excel and SAP and how to move data from Excel to SAP or the other way around.
This video shows where to find the word count, how to display it, and what it breaks down to in Microsoft Word.
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …

735 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