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office 2003 change to office 2010

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I bought the 3x family pack for office 2010 but not sure how to install is it just an upgrade or a new install and do I need to uninstall office 2003 first Thank you for any help.
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Look on the packaging - System Requirements - if it makes no reference to an earlier version of Office being required then your Office 2010 Family Pack is the "full version" and not an upgrade. Uninstall Office 2003 completely before installing Office 2010 (that's recommended in all cases anyway, since conflicts can cause problems between old and new versions on the same PC, especially where Microsoft Outlook is concerned).

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 07 January 2011 - 01:29 PM.

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you can do it either way. if you just run the installer it will do an in place upgrade (office 2010's version of an in place upgrade is to remove previous versions first), if there's no previous office install it will just install it.

i've done about 30 in place upgrades (within the past week) and it hasn't caused any issues
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