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    Trying out Office 2013

    I downloaded the "standalone" installer for Office 2013. I have not installed it as yet.

    I've read that the install will take over all default Office functions (documents spreadsheets, mail). Is there a way to keep 2010 as the default and retain 2013 also but only on a look-see basis?

    I'm not at all ready for an upgrade as yet, but I would like to have a look.

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    They will install side by side so that shortcuts to both 2010 and 2013 will show up, just in separate folders. Unfortunately, I have not discovered a way to make 2010 as default.
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    Yea, that's what I thought, Ted. Thanks.

    How do like Windows 8? Desktop or tablet?

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    I have a conventional laptop, actually both my wife and I have, and we both like Win 8. I will be purchasing Win 8 Pro (2 copies) on Oct 26th when it's released.
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    So, on a laptop, I am [you are] not forced into the new interface? Or do you like it better than "menus"?
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    Chuck,

    Be careful! You can only have one version of Outlook installed and unless you do a custom install Outlook 2013 will take over!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Chuck,

    Be careful! You can only have one version of Outlook installed and unless you do a custom install Outlook 2013 will take over!
    Not really, RG, not in this case. If the version used is the one obtained through online installation, it uses virtualization and you can use two versions of Outlook, over the same set of pst files. It works great. I can confirm it.

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    Rui,

    Looks like my answer was virtually incorrect...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    So, on a laptop, I am [you are] not forced into the new interface? Or do you like it better than "menus"?
    Are you talking Office 2013 or Win 8? I am tired and a little confused.
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    Rui / Ted;

    I was originally talking about Office 2013. I downloaded the off-line installer, and was going to install it that way, thinking I had more control over the process as opposed to an online install.

    I had seen info that 2013 would "take over" the extensions/defaults, and was looking to see if there was a way around that -- especially if they were / are installed side-by-side.

    The Windows 8 question was a bit of a detour spurred by the info on the initial reply...a side question.

    I'm a little curious about Windows 8, but not really moving that way yet -- especially if the "standard" menus are totally gone. I am however interested in trying Office 2013...but not quite so much if it's going "steal" extension defaults with no way to get back to Office 2010 as the default -- at least until I get a look at it. I had thought the side-by-side idea would be great, if it didn't mean a total commitment to Office 2013 as my "standard."

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    The offline installter is the most "problematic" of the two options, as it will only allow one Outlook version. The online installer is very smooth, works impeccably and will let you use two Outlook versions.

    I am no longer using Office 2013, as I clean installed Windows 8 today. I confirm that 2013 will take over the extensions, yes. I suppose that would a bit of work, you could "rewire" them back to 2010, but I don't see that as a big problem. You can always open your documents manually, when using Office 2010.

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    So why are you "no longer using Office 2013" Rui?
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    It was removed when I clean installed Windows 8, basically. I am still rebuilding my laptop. I opted to install the regular 2010 version, for now.

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    So the Windows 8 works well on your laptop? You don't miss the Start Menu?
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    Well I am only now getting started in a serious manner. The lack of the start menu needs some getting used to and I am not sure I don't miss it, so far. I haven't yet installed a replacement app, because I want to see how I deal with it in a real usage scenario.

    I am happy so far. I like the start screen, which is similar to what I get in my Windows Phone. I only installed Office 2010 and Chrome, although I must say I quite like IE 10, it's clearly the best version of IE ever. The new explorer has some nice enhancements. Seems quite faster than the one in Windows 7 and the status info on file operations is great. I also like the new Task Manager, has a lot of info and displayed in a very useful manner.

    These are early impressions, though .

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