Here's my problem. I have empty icons for Office 2010, except for Visio and Project from the Programs menu.
I downloaded and installed FixIt from Microsoft that deleted Office 2010. I then re-installed Office and rebooted the laptop.
I've checked for malware and viruses. Clean. I deleted the Iconcache database and rebooted again.
I can go the Office14 folder under Microsoft and Programs and can launch from there. I can create a short-cut to the task bar from Windows Explorer and the programs run from there.
So the questions is why not from Start-Programs-Microsoft Office?