As my old Office has more stuff on it than Home and Student, should I uninstall the old programme before installing the nwq 2010 Home and Student version or can I retain the benefit of Outlook,Access and Publisher from the old versions if I install Home and Student without uninstalling the old version?
Make sure when you install the second version, that it installs into a differnt folder from the existing otherwise some important files may get over-written. This may happen automatically, but double-check to be sure.
Sometimes, the proposed install location folder is somewhat generic so both versions of office might have the same generated install folder. You can be safer if you ensure that the name of your new install folder ends in 2010.
I need to know what folder you have office installed in. Go to the Start button, then Computer, then select your C:\ drive and go to Program Files then you should find a folder called something like 'Microsoft Office'. I need to know EXACTLY what this folder is called, because when you install your new software it will probably default to this same folder and it is that we will need to change.
Sorry I haven't responded earlier but I haven't had an email saying there were new answers. Anyway I went ahead and installed. it didn't ask for a specific destination but in the end, under Programmes under startup, all of the MS Office files were there, the old 2003 which had publisher and access still available to me and also the four new 2010. So very pleased it all went well. Thank you for your replies.