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Office 2010 and Windows 8 install problem

Posted on 2014-03-12
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I have a Dell laptop that I'm trying to install Office on. I deleted the trial program and downloaded the software from VLC. I installed from that download and everything seemed to go okay but there is no icon on the desktop. It doesn't show up in Programs or anything.

I first tried Office 2013 Pro Plus. Since that didn't work, I tried Office 2010.  That didn't work either. In Windows Explorer I see the program folder but there are no executable files there either.
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by:DrTribos
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Um... no I don't have icon on Desktop either

Use the start screen, metro interface... is is prob all the way over on the right.  Or use the search and type in "Word"
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On your desktop you can create a shortcut to:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\WINWORD.EXE  (works for Word 2010 on Win 8)

Just right click (or hold down on screen) and select New > Shortcut then enter the address.

Hope this helps...
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by:sthon
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Thank you.  I hate Windows 8!
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by:DrTribos
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I know exactly how you feel - takes a bit of getting used to.  I love the touch screen now!  Glad I could  help.
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