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Download Microsoft Office 2010 Without Click-to-Run

Tech Supporton October 21st, 201017 Comments

Dell has really been screwing up recently. They have now delivered 6 new PCs that were ordered with Microsoft Office 2010 without the software pre-installed, and without the license keys included in the box either.  They rectified the situation relatively quickly by overnighting new license keys, but they failed to include CDs or download links for Microsoft Office.

If you go to the Microsoft Office site to download it, you are only given one option – Click-To-Run. This is their new streaming version of Office, and allows users to try it in a virtual server environment. Now, that is not necessarily what an IT administrator wants.  I needed to be able to copy it to the server to install to all desktop PCs, but unfortunately there did not appear to be anyway to do that.

Luckily, after MUCH searching, I found direct download links for the full versions of Microsoft Office 2010. You’ll need a valid license key to install, but these downloads may make your life easier too.

Hope these help.

UPDATE: Thanks to a commenter below, you may download backup copies of 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Microsoft Office 2010 or 2007 as well. You simply need your Product Key and you may then choose to download or order a DVD for a fee.