I just bought a new desktop that has office starter on it. I have office 2007 that i want to load but it is an "update" version. Will this recognize office starter as a registered microsoft...
Microsoft Office Starter is a new product launched by Microsoft that comes only in a version that is pre-installed on certain computers. There are no genuine licensed CD, DVD or download versions of this product. It should therefore actually be Microsoft Office Starter 2010 that you have pre-installed on your computer.
So the simple answer to your question is no. An Office 2007 Update will have no effect on an Office 2010 application. Also, an Office 2007 Upgrade application will probably not install anything at all on your computer unless of course you have genuine licensed versions of Office 2000 or Office 2003 already installed on it that are capable of being upgraded.
Microsoft Office Starter 2010 has a perpetual license (never expires), so it is not immediately obvious why you would feel the need to upgrade it, unless there is a particular Microsoft Office function that you need which is not included in Starter.
Office Starter replaces the various Trial versions of Office that used to come pre-installed on some computers. Office Starter is a reduced functionality version of Office including basic versions of Word and Excel. Neither PowerPoint nor Outlook are available in the Starter format. Word and Excel Starter can be used as they are for an indefinite period of time or can be unlocked to the functionality of various full versions of Office by buying and downloading an activation code from Microsoft. Starter can be used to open any Microsoft Word or Excel documents or spreadsheets and can also be used to perform basic editing of such documents and spreadsheets (a number of sophisticated tools and functions do not feature in Starter and are available only in the full versions of Microsoft Office).
If you do not want or cannot afford to upgrade Starter to a full-function version of Microsoft Office 2010, then a free full-function Office suite application called Open Office is available that is of similar quality to Microsoft Office and can also be used to open edit and manage Microsoft Office documents spreadsheets and databases. Open Office is available to download install and use totally free of charge (like other Open Source applications) from:
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