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    If I installed a 60-day trial of office 2010 Pro Plus, and now want to install the purchased copy (same version), do I have to uninstall the one or can I install over it?

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    Yes. Uninstall the trial first. You will not lose any of your documents or customisations though: it is quite safe to uninstall it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Farrell View Post
    Yes. Uninstall the trial first. You will not lose any of your documents or customisations though: it is quite safe to uninstall it.
    OK, thanks Terry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    If I installed a 60-day trial of office 2010 Pro Plus, and now want to install the purchased copy (same version), do I have to uninstall the one or can I install over it?
    You should be able to upgrade to a full purchased version without uninstalling and reinstalling. See Converting from Office 2010 Trial to full Office 2010 Product.

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    I concur fully with JoeP. I installed Office 2010 Professional Plus over a trial version of Office Professional 2010 with no problems. (You would, however have to uninstall your trial version if for some reason you decided to install a full version of a "lower" office product. Eg installing office home and student after a trial installation of office professional)
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    I recommend that it is uninstalled first because there have been many reports of users with problems after installing over a time expired trial version. It takes 2 minutes to uninstall it.


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    I had the Office 2010 Pro Trial app installed, received my 2010 Pro Plus and attempted to enter the product key. Was not valid for this version of trial. Uninstalled the trial (only took a few minutes). Installed the real version, took my product key and installed in just a few minutes. Kept all the customizations I had already set up with the trial version. I'm a happy man. Installed second copy in laptop. Worked great. (This version allows 2 installations for the same owner per the EULA)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    I had the Office 2010 Pro Trial app installed, received my 2010 Pro Plus and attempted to enter the product key. Was not valid for this version of trial. Uninstalled the trial (only took a few minutes). Installed the real version, took my product key and installed in just a few minutes. Kept all the customizations I had already set up with the trial version. I'm a happy man. Installed second copy in laptop. Worked great. (This version allows 2 installations for the same owner per the EULA)
    I'm with you Ted. After reading the responses, I decided to save myself the bother of having to re-do it all, so I uninstalled first. or as Terry had noted, all the customizations stayed in place...

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