Office 2010 Re-install

Posted on 2016-07-27
Last Modified: 2016-08-08
Hi was looking to confirm if there is a way to Un-install and reinstall Office 2010 but some how retain all of the "recent document" settings for the office suit of applications???
Question by:GST-GRIDTECH
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Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41731053
Generally no. Uninstalling removes most personalization settings. Outlook PST will retain folder structures. Some things may stay but not everything.
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Expert Comment

by:Jackie Man
ID: 41731069
If you export the registry of the following location prior to uninstall of Office 2010, you can restore the list of recent documents after you import the exported registry after you do a reinstall.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\File MRU

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel\File MRU

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\PowerPoint\File MRU


Author Comment

ID: 41731509
Hi Jackie Man.
Thanks for the very good information.
I probably will not be editing the registry for the due to the nature of this particular user... But thank you.

A few weeks back, I quickly skimmed an article that I thought mentioned office user or recent information is kept in a particular file or set of files/folder.  That would be my best option if not...then I'll simply re-install...
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by:Jackie Man
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ID: 41731571
office user or recent information is kept in a particular file or set of files/folder.  That would be my best option if not...then I'll simply re-install...

It is not the case from what I know..

Author Comment

ID: 41732198
Is it ever recommend to simply install
Office 2010 pro over
Office 2010 pro PLUS......???
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Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
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ID: 41732206
There are more components to Pro Plus, so I would uninstall Pro Plus, restart and then install Pro.

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GST-GRIDTECH earned 0 total points
ID: 41741525
user recent data was RETAINED AFTER
Un-installing Office 2k10 Pro PLUS,
then installing Office 2K10
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Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41741529
That would be normal because the two suites are very close.

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