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For years, i was running Office 2003. About a year ago, i had to start using Microsoft Exchange so an IT guy installed Outlook 2010 for me. I continued to use Word and Excel 2003. This month, i upgraded Word and Excel to 2010 but i bought the Home and Student edition and it adds a "Non-commercial use" tag. This causes more problems than you would think since i run several instances of Excel over 3 monitors and that extra tag makes it harder to read file names to switch files. So, i just purchased Office 2010 Home and Business edition.

So, currently, i have Outlook 2010 32 bit installed separately and then Word and Excel installed from Office 2010 Home and Student edition.

All that being said, i would like to replace Word and Excel with the new Office 2010 Home and Business edition while (and this is important) making sure the install does NOT touch Outlook 2010. I like that just the way it is and don't want to risk problems with the configuration. I just tried but ended up messing up Outlook and had to do a system restore. Can anyone give me the steps to do a clean install without problems? do i need to uninstall Home and Student first? How do i make sure Outlook is unaffected when i do the new install?
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:48 PM
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You can simply install Office 2010 Home and Business. The default installation process will replace Office 2003 and Office 2010 Home and Student, but will retain their settings. Outlook 2010 will be unaffected. A custom installation could be used to retain Office 2003 for use alongside Office 2010 Home and Business.

Alternatively, you could uninstall Office 2010 Home and Student (and any left-over Office 2003 components), then install Office 2010 Home and Business. Since an uninstallation doesn't remove your existing settings, installing Office 2010 Home and Business will preserve your Outlook etc. setup.

Do note that uninstalling/upgrading an Office application has no effect on your data. That said, it's always good practice to make regular backups - especially before making major system changes.
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Sorry for dredging up a dormant thread, but wondering if the answer is the same going from Office Pro 2007 to Office Home & Business 2016? I have copies of all my Word docs and Excel spreadsheets but I am mostly worried about my Outlook information - all my emails, email rules, contacts and calendar entries.

I have copied my .pst file but in the past (going from 2003 to 2007) I was not so lucky keeping everything intact during the upgrade.

If upgrading to 2016 over 2007 will keep everything as it is now, I would much rather do that instead of uninstalling 2007 first as that will likely be faster - but will uninstall old and install new if better results are likely.

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Upgrading from Office Pro 2007 to Office Home & Business 2016 should have no effect on data files or settings. That said, it's always a good idea to make backups before making such major system changes.
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That I have done. Thanks. Will give it a go, hopefully tomorrow.
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