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Initial post: 23 Jun 2010 11:39:44 BDT
D. A. Storer says:
Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student, 3 Users (PC DVD)
I have Office 2007 Professional on 2 machines and want to upgrade to Office 2010 but cant afford the huge price to buy a 3 user copy of the Professional version.
What is the most economical way of upgrading to 2010. I am not so bothered about Publisher but really would like Outlook. Please bear in mind I only purchased 2007 Professional 1 year ago and now feel slightly cheated.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2010 23:01:38 BDT
Indeed, we are all cheated by Microsoft. I wish Janet Reno is back. There is no upgrade and it is virtually impossible to know what you can get re office 2010 and how. Especially that Amazon has joined mincrosoft in a most confusing marketing gimmick. do you see all the nonsensical talk about you buy 2007 and you get 2010 free. It seems we are just stuck with Microsoft. Having used thier software since the early nineties I have zero trust in them now. all we can do now is nod heads as to how the world is changing to the worse.

Posted on 13 Jul 2010 14:40:11 BDT
Having Office Professional 2007 I've looked at Office 2010 but can't see any USP or 'killer app' to make me want to upgrade. I bought my copy on a visit to New York in 2008 so saved money big time as bought for same price in $ as £ in UK and got the 3 user licence so I could have it on my desktop, laptop and my wife's desktop. Now you can only get a 2 user licence. I don't need the new professional version but had to buy that in the 2007 version as I wanted Outlook. Really not impressed. Why can't we get a 3 or even 4 licence version?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2010 16:46:56 BDT
S. Sherwin says:
check out - Office 2010 Professional PLus for around £39 if you can comply with the liciencing requirements this can be installed on upto 2 computers - you need a child in Primary, Secondary or FE to qualify - delivery was about 2 days

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Nov 2010 16:28:23 GMT
P. Cassidy says:
Check Out Biz Cool on Biz version of 2010 £79
2user for offer £145
Patrick Cassidy

Posted on 9 Nov 2010 09:28:38 GMT
Tikka says:
I managed to get a full (Pro Plus) Office 2010 for £8.95 under my empoyer's 'home use' deal - apart from sharpening up the ribbon interface and applying it to all programs I couldn't see any serious difference to the 2007 edition - to be honest, when I (have to) use Office 2003 at work I don't really miss the newer version

Posted on 9 Nov 2010 18:03:47 GMT
Any body ever purchased from prices seem to good to be true

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2010 16:30:59 GMT
Anita says:
If you haven't purchased MS Office 2010 I wouldn't bother - just wait for the next version to be released, especially as you only purchased Office 2007 recently. Apart from PowerPoint, I don't think the upgrade is worth the money.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2010 19:44:21 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Nov 2010 19:45:31 GMT
D. A. Storer says:
I had a look at this ( and was foolish enough to register, thinking that by doing so there would be more information available.
However, there is no information about an actual location or anything else that would suggest that they are real.
I am now convinced that it is a scam just to collect personal data and wish that I could "un-subscribe" but there is no way of doing so.
I have tried doing searches but nothing has surfaced that has helped to prove one way or the other but my anti virus will be run rather more frequently from now on.
Somebody tell me I am being neurotic, please!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2010 22:51:57 GMT
M. Wilson says:
Likewise, I clicked on a link in for and was faced with a genuine looking website offering downloadable copy of MS Office 2010 Pro for £68.

I have made the mistake of purchasing 2 copies, and the product keys I have received do not work. I have requested a refund, but none so far has been forthcoming.

Does amazone do any vetting of the sponsored links appearing on their website? I would be very dissapointed to hear that they do not.

I see that there are other sites ending in the .info suffix all looking very much identical, offerring similar deals on MS and Adobe products and would recommend caution for anyone thinking of placing an order.

Posted on 28 Nov 2010 11:50:46 GMT
Cartimand says:
Got the full Office 2010 through a deal at my work for £9.99. As I was previously on Office 2000, this was quite an improvement!

Posted on 1 Dec 2010 00:59:08 GMT
Gary G says:
Don't shell out large amounts of cash for microsoft software especially since most businesses/universities/schools/personal computers dont have office 2010. If you save a file as office 2010 format then its incompatible with previous versions of office in other companies or if you transport it to home, its just pointless buying software that has no real benefits over the last version, you will end up formatting your word 2010 documents to word 2003 or word 2007 negating any advantage.

Its virtually the same program anyway. 2007 and 2010 look almost identical and the additions are hardly necessary for the vast 99% of us.

Its a waste of money and poor business skills to buy software with no benefits.

If you really must replace your software then use openoffice or some other freeware office suite, the majority of these programs are free for personal use and a lot cheaper for business use,fully compatible with Microsoft office.

If you'd like to waste all your cash then please just give it to me.

Posted on 1 Dec 2010 16:27:03 GMT
Roger Boyle says:
I have an acer net book with a trial office 2010 (not sur ehow long it lasts#0 #if I buy the product key from amazon will this work or do I haveto buy direct from microsoft?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2010 16:56:11 GMT
P. Cassidy says:
Hi Roger,
Try this web site dont know if its legit but at £20 a key maybe worth a gamble. Prob they have purchased a corparate group of keys for 20p each and selling them off for circa £20
You can download a trial version from microsoft then activate it when asked to enter key, or straight away if your trial copy still valid. let me know how you get on.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2010 17:40:13 GMT
geetoo says:
I have ordered a key from with no response, they do not reply to emails and to date I have not had my key. I have checked the domain name out and it is owned by a guy in Hatfield. It is looking like its a scam as they do not respond, there is no telephone number just an email address. No company information as he is just registered as an individual

Posted on 27 Dec 2010 12:11:59 GMT
can any one tell me if it is safe to put office 2003 onto my mac????? please

Posted on 27 Dec 2010 12:30:31 GMT
M. Storer says:
I was scared off by some of the dodgy offers and bought a copy from "dispatchstraightaway" on E bay for £140 It has gone onto my 3 machines and I must say that I am delighted with it.
Most of the tweaks that I have come across so far are really useful and it has not failed once so far. For once, I think MS have done a good job.

Posted on 3 Jan 2011 11:16:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Jan 2011 11:19:45 GMT
JRP says:

I needed to buy office 2010 just so i had more rows in Excel (older versions have max of 65,500 but 2010 now has over one million available)
I already had the full professional office suite so did not need Outlook, Access, Publisher etc, so i purchased Home user. Excel worked very well, my reports with more than 300,000 rows all ok. However, 30 days later my Outlook, Publisher and Access all stopped working. "The 30 Day trial has now ended - purchase the Professional upgrade key" was the message i got. There is no mention on the box, no mention in the install process, no warning message to say, if you already have programs..use Custom install. The Home

Posted on 3 Jan 2011 11:20:29 GMT
JRP says:
The Home & Student package ONLY shows that you are purchasing WORD - EXCEL - ONE NOTE.
I took it back to Staples and they were very helpful, told me of many customers with same issue, they gave me a full refund but let me keep the 3 user Home & Student, i had no option but to buy the £300 professional upgrade key. This was part one of my eventual conversion to MAC. two weeks later the very expensive laptop i use (used) died. Removing some shareware gave me the BSOD which was impossible to remove without re-installing windows. Windows was pre installed on the £1,700 Toshiba laptop but Toshiba do not provide a partitioned hard drive with copy of Windows. I called both Toshiba and Microsoft and the response from both was as good as "sorry hard luck" This was my conversion to MAC part two.
I visited an Apple store to look at what was available, I could not believe the level of excellent customer service, it is reflected in their prices but even post purchase i still have unlimited support, both in store and over the phone (to the store and not a call centre filled with staff that don't really give a hoot) Conversion to MAC now complete !!!!!!!!!!
I did however have to buy Office 2011 for the Mac....we don't live in a perfect world i guess.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2011 21:39:07 GMT
P. Cassidy says:
All you needed was to borrow or download a trial copy of office they are everywhere then activate it with you £300 key OEM versions available on web lot less and all would have been sweet & Rosie. As with all things read the instructions system requirements.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2011 21:47:06 GMT
P. Cassidy says:
Buys keys 500 at a time sell individually You can only work with MS use thier weak spots

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2011 06:46:07 GMT
cheers mate but im just not that savvvy with pc's id probs balls it up. but many thanks anyway. yvonne

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2011 18:38:17 GMT
Sell me your Toshiba?
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