Click-to-Run: Switch to using an MSI-based Office edition

If you are dissatisfied with Microsoft Office Click-to-Run editions of Microsoft Office Home and Student or Microsoft Office Home and Business or if your problem is one of the known issues for Office Click-to-Run, it might be better for you to use the MSI-based edition of Microsoft Office.

For more information about Office Click-to-Run, see Click-to-Run: Introduction or Learn more about Office Click-to-Run.

Switch from Office Click-to-Run to MSI-based Office

The license is the same. You do not need a new Product Key. If you have any questions, contact Microsoft Support.

  1. Save all work, and then close all programs.
  2. In Control Panel, open Programs and Features to see a list of installed programs.
  3. Click Microsoft Office Click-To-Run 2010, and then click Uninstall.
  4. To remove Microsoft Office Click-to-Run, click Yes.
  5. Go to the Microsoft Office alternative fulfillment page.
  6. Click My account.
  7. Click Download, and then click Advanced options.
  8. Follow the instructions.
  9. To install the MSI-based Microsoft Office edition, run SingleImage.exe.
  10. When prompted, type your Product Key to continue.

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Applies to:
Excel 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010