is there a microsoft word starter on a windows 8.1 acer laptop

  laptopdunce 07:17 01 Dec 2014

I have bought a new Acer laptop, not got the model nr by the hand, its a windows 8.1 OS, it has a microsoft word installed in the control panel but I cannot find a word starter pack anywhere, is there a microsoft word starter pack on this laptop? and if so how can I pin it to the task bar? (I have downloaded open office for the time being to just do simple letters and things) thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

  laptopdunce 07:23 01 Dec 2014

PS: this is the model Acer laptop I bought:- click here did try to sell me the MS word programme so I assume that MS word is not included, but there is something like MS word programme in the programs in control panel, I cant find the (usually free) MS word starter pack anywhere on the computer, so I would just like to know if this word starter pack is included in this particular laptop? thanks LAPTOPDUNCE


  The Kestrel 07:54 01 Dec 2014

Here's a link to a free download of Microsoft Office Starter which includes Word.

click here

  BRYNIT 07:55 01 Dec 2014

You may have a trial version of MS Office install but I doubt you will have the Office starter pack. As you have downloaded Open Office it should have all you need and I believe other from this forum use it.

You can access a cut down version of Office on the MSN web site that can access using your Outlook or hotmail account and password.

  The Kestrel 07:57 01 Dec 2014

Sorry just read that the above download will not work on Windows 8 machines.

  Jollyjohn 10:26 01 Dec 2014

MS office starter will not install on Windows 8.1

It will install on Windows 8, must be run as administrator, and it will continue to work, with a patch after update to 8.1

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