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    Where's office 2010 gone?

    Installed Windows 8 on my laptop but cannot find Office 2010 which was already on there - the icons don't appear on the desktop either.

    Where is Start - Programs nowadays?

    Any help greatly appreciated

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    If you installed Windows 8, all programs you had before that you still want to use need to be installed again. That's how it happens with every operating system. Windows 8 does not have a Start button. There are posts about that and many other aspects of Windows 8 on this very forum.

    Windows 8 is a beta version. IMHO, it should not replace your working OS.

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    If you installed Windows 8 as an upgrade install, Office 2010 should be there. Tap the windows key to bring up the start screen and type Word to see if the search finds a copy.

    Jerry

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    No Beta OS should be installed except as follows:

    1. On a spare machine
    2. Virtually
    3. As a dual-boot.

    Never as an Upgrade or replacement to an existing, current, non-beta OS. Never on a production machine.
    Nor, BTW, can one move from 1 Beta of an OS to the next or from Beta to RTM, etc... from Build to Build or stage to stage, except by clean installs.

    Programs & software must be installed, after a fresh OS install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulallard View Post
    Installed Windows 8 on my laptop but cannot find Office 2010 which was already on there - the icons don't appear on the desktop either.

    Where is Start - Programs nowadays?

    Any help greatly appreciated
    I am not sure Win 8 CP can be installed as an Upgrade. It automatically replaces the original OS if not set up as a dual boot if I'm not mistaken. Although I am often mistaken. If this is the case as Rui states you must reinstall all apps. As Drew mentions, a beta S/W should not be installed as a replacement for a working released OS. This is only a beta OS and is to be used for experimental purposes only. MS wishes to allow consumers to use this beta to get feedback.

    There have been numerous posts on the lack of a Start Orb and enough has already been said on that subject.
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    Windows 8 CP can be installed as an upgrade install from Windows 7. I did it on my laptop and it worked fine. This link has a chart that shows the upgrade install options. I was surprised to see even XP has a limited upgrade install option.

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    That explains why the OP lost all his apps. He thought he could upgrade from his released (but old) XP to a yet to be released beta Win 8 CP OS. Even going from XP to Win 7 would not allow an Upgrade so the beta allowing users accounts and files to be saved is a plus.
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    Depends on what OS the OP came from. If it was Windows 7, the apps migrate. I don't believe the OP specified which OS he started with.Jerry

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    Other posts made today make me think he had XP installed.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions : let's forget what I should have done - too late now. I neglected to mention that this is a XP notebook so no CD/DVD drive and therefore no installation disc though I do have recovery discs for previous computers (probably no use) as I also do not have an external DVD drive.

    I think that my best solution is to keep Windows 8, forget about XP and install new software on the notebook.

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