Installing one instance of 2007 over another


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Paul

I have the English-language version of 2007 Home/Student on my laptop--its
the 60-day trial. I have bought the Spanish language version. Do I have to
uninstall the English trial 2007 first? I'd prefer not to have to copy all
my user data (qat, etc.)? Or would they all get blown away anyways by a
(re)installation of 2007? By leaving the English 2007 on hte computer, would
it interfere with the installation of the Spanish version?

Just to be clear--I'm not trying to retain the English version of 2007 on my
computer. I just want to get the paid-for version on my laptop, as easily
and quickly as possible.
 
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Herb Tyson [MVP]

You will need to remove the trial version--otherwise, your computer will
probably "think" you're still using the trial version.

Fortunately, Office preserves user data and settings when you uninstall and
reinstall. Only the programs are removed. So, if you uninstall the trial
version, then install the paid version, you should be fine.

Spanish settings and English settings (language-related) are stored in
different files/folders for the most part. Removing the trial and then
installing the paid is the quickest and most painless way to proceed.
 
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Paul

Thanks, Herb. I wasn't sure if it was just the program, or everything, that
got uninstalled. Much obliged.

BTW--I subscribed to your blog in Google Reader. Looking forward to the
feeds.

--
Paul
Vista Home Basic
Office 2007
Herb Tyson said:
You will need to remove the trial version--otherwise, your computer will
probably "think" you're still using the trial version.

Fortunately, Office preserves user data and settings when you uninstall
and reinstall. Only the programs are removed. So, if you uninstall the
trial version, then install the paid version, you should be fine.

Spanish settings and English settings (language-related) are stored in
different files/folders for the most part. Removing the trial and then
installing the paid is the quickest and most painless way to proceed.
 
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Herb Tyson [MVP]

It would be really useful if uninstall gave a choice to remove EVERYTHING.
Sometimes, that's the only way to recover from a problem. And, sometimes,
just removing the programs is exactly what you want--like now. I hope
everything goes smoothly.

Cheers,

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


Paul said:
Thanks, Herb. I wasn't sure if it was just the program, or everything,
that got uninstalled. Much obliged.

BTW--I subscribed to your blog in Google Reader. Looking forward to the
feeds.
 

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