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HONESTY IN MASS

In order to try outlook 2007, I was forced to download it with the entire MS
office 2007 family...trial. OK, I have tried it, set it up. honed it to
exactly where I want it. What bugs me is that 2010 is in Beta but no one at
MS seems to be able to give me a release date. So I just shelled out 109.00
on software that will be obsolete in 6 months. I can't wait, I run a
business. MS has dropped the ball in so many ways, it's terrible. OK, back to
the story...

I go to the store and purchase outlook 2007 and install it. IT says it is
already installed (it is, via the trial version). I try to activate it and
the key doesn't work. I'm guessing I have to uninstall the ms office and
resinall the stand alone program. The problem is, Microsoft is causing me a
lot of unnecessary work in all of this. I then have to re-configure all the
email accounts? That's a lot of work. I have close to 20 email
addresses...all require special ports and ssl. I spent the last month trying
the trial program, honing it to perfection. Now I have to re-do it all?
That's nuts!!

Please, someone, tell me there is an easy fix for this so that I can get
back to making a living. MS is paid handsomely for supposedly making it easy
on us. Seems to me, I shouldn't be wasting all this time on setting things up.
 
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Peter Foldes

Who did you pay $109.00 for downloading the Office 2010 Trial for. I am sure we all
want to hear this. So can you post the details of the Office 2010 Trial that you
downloaded for $109

Peter

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"HONESTY IN MASS" <HONESTY IN MASS> wrote in message
news:57A2B273-DDDF-4C33-B39C-4A42FE0E0D0F@microsoft.com...
> In order to try outlook 2007, I was forced to download it with the entire MS
> office 2007 family...trial. OK, I have tried it, set it up. honed it to
> exactly where I want it. What bugs me is that 2010 is in Beta but no one at
> MS seems to be able to give me a release date. So I just shelled out 109.00
> on software that will be obsolete in 6 months. I can't wait, I run a
> business. MS has dropped the ball in so many ways, it's terrible. OK, back to
> the story...
>
> I go to the store and purchase outlook 2007 and install it. IT says it is
> already installed (it is, via the trial version). I try to activate it and
> the key doesn't work. I'm guessing I have to uninstall the ms office and
> resinall the stand alone program. The problem is, Microsoft is causing me a
> lot of unnecessary work in all of this. I then have to re-configure all the
> email accounts? That's a lot of work. I have close to 20 email
> addresses...all require special ports and ssl. I spent the last month trying
> the trial program, honing it to perfection. Now I have to re-do it all?
> That's nuts!!
>
> Please, someone, tell me there is an easy fix for this so that I can get
> back to making a living. MS is paid handsomely for supposedly making it easy
> on us. Seems to me, I shouldn't be wasting all this time on setting things up.


 
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DL

Its allways been the case that you have to uninstall any Office Trial &
reboot prior to installing any paid for version.
Uninstalling Outlook doesnt impact on the previous Outlook Profile or data
files.
http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/backupandrestore.htm (see bottom of page)
Any Office new version doesnt make a previous version obsolete.

"HONESTY IN MASS" <HONESTY IN MASS> wrote in
message news:57A2B273-DDDF-4C33-B39C-4A42FE0E0D0F@microsoft.com...
> In order to try outlook 2007, I was forced to download it with the entire
> MS
> office 2007 family...trial. OK, I have tried it, set it up. honed it to
> exactly where I want it. What bugs me is that 2010 is in Beta but no one
> at
> MS seems to be able to give me a release date. So I just shelled out
> 109.00
> on software that will be obsolete in 6 months. I can't wait, I run a
> business. MS has dropped the ball in so many ways, it's terrible. OK, back
> to
> the story...
>
> I go to the store and purchase outlook 2007 and install it. IT says it is
> already installed (it is, via the trial version). I try to activate it and
> the key doesn't work. I'm guessing I have to uninstall the ms office and
> resinall the stand alone program. The problem is, Microsoft is causing me
> a
> lot of unnecessary work in all of this. I then have to re-configure all
> the
> email accounts? That's a lot of work. I have close to 20 email
> addresses...all require special ports and ssl. I spent the last month
> trying
> the trial program, honing it to perfection. Now I have to re-do it all?
> That's nuts!!
>
> Please, someone, tell me there is an easy fix for this so that I can get
> back to making a living. MS is paid handsomely for supposedly making it
> easy
> on us. Seems to me, I shouldn't be wasting all this time on setting things
> up.


 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
"HONESTY IN MASS" <HONESTY IN MASS> wrote in message
news:57A2B273-DDDF-4C33-B39C-4A42FE0E0D0F@microsoft.com...

> In order to try outlook 2007, I was forced to download it with the entire MS
> office 2007 family...trial. OK, I have tried it, set it up. honed it to
> exactly where I want it. What bugs me is that 2010 is in Beta but no one at
> MS seems to be able to give me a release date. So I just shelled out 109.00
> on software that will be obsolete in 6 months. I can't wait, I run a
> business. MS has dropped the ball in so many ways, it's terrible. OK, back
> to
> the story...


Outlook 2007 will not be obsolete when Outlook 2010 is released. It will
remain supported for years yet. If you don't wish to purchase Office 2010
when it's released, don't. Do you buy a new car every year just because a new
model is released?

> I go to the store and purchase outlook 2007 and install it. IT says it is
> already installed (it is, via the trial version). I try to activate it and
> the key doesn't work. I'm guessing I have to uninstall the ms office and
> resinall the stand alone program.


Yes. Only one version of Outlook can be installed at any one time. Trial
versions must be uninstalled before installing a retail version.

> The problem is, Microsoft is causing me a
> lot of unnecessary work in all of this. I then have to re-configure all the
> email accounts? That's a lot of work. I have close to 20 email
> addresses...all require special ports and ssl. I spent the last month trying
> the trial program, honing it to perfection. Now I have to re-do it all?
> That's nuts!!


Uninstalling one version of Outlook and installing a new one does not touch
the existing accounts. Those are kept in the mail profile in the registry and
are still there even if you uninstall and reinstall. The installation may
create a new profile but the old will still be there are all you need to do is
use the Mail applet in Control Panel to designate it as the profile Outlook
should choose.

 
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