Microsoft Office 2010 Starter on Windows 8.1

  • user2678408

    I just remembered I had a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, (and I don't want to pay for the full version of Office, I don't have that kind of money lying around), so I went to go install it on my Windows 8.1, but it gives me the following dialogue and the installer closes:

    enter image description here

    All I can find is stuff for Windows 7, but nothing for Windows 8 or 8.1. Can someone possibly tell me where I can get Service Pack 1 for Windows 8.1?

  • Answers
  • Moses

    Microsoft Office starter cannot be installed from media. Office Starter is only preloaded with OEM Windows Vista and 7 systems. Even on those computers, you can't reinstall it; it must restored through a system image.

    Office Starter 2010 is available only on new PCs in conjunction with preloaded Office 2010 suites and is designed for home users who are not ready to buy a full version of Office 2010.

  • TiDyMe

    There is a program that patches the 'SetupConsumerC2ROLW.exe'. It is called 'Office-2010-Starter-Win8.1_Patch.exe'. It disables the OS check.

    Patch the .exe installer.

    Run the Installer as administrator.

    Also after the install, an MS update has to be run, KB2598285.

  • user2678408

    Thanks...... but I realized that the best solution was just to purchase Office 2013! It is much better and runs wonderfully on Windows 8/8.1

  • Related Question

    Is there a function search on Microsoft Office 2010?
  • RoboShop

    I know a lot of users have trouble learning Office 2007 mainly because they rearranged how to access certain functions. Some say it was to make it more logical, but after decades of doing things the "illogical" way, it seems illogical to apply a new set of logic on the user.

    anyway, what I'm wondering is with the new 2010 version, is there some sort of function search? Kind of like Vista and Windows 7, in the Start button, you can just type in the program or file you want, and it'll just find it for you, is there something like this in the 2010 version which allows you to search for certain features inside Word. (Eg. if I wanted to do a Word Count, I could just type in Word Count in the search instead of having to remember which ribbon it belongs to).

    PS - this feature may already be in 2007, i just haven't been able to find it.

  • Related Answers
  • nhinkle

    There is no tool available from Microsoft to do this, however you (or your users) may find Microsoft's Office 2010 Migration Guide useful.

  • nhinkle

    Microsoft Office Labs created an add-in called Search Commands which does this.

    When you type in the Search Commands box, it shows a list of commands that match that search value, as well as where to find them yourself for future reference.

    office labs search commands

  • paradroid

    No, there is only content search. There are no well-known or simple names for all the functions anyway. You could always try the search in Help if you are truly lost.

    The ribbon interface makes it a lot quicker to find anything now, as functions are represented visually as icons and they are organised into task-based tabs.