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.

17 Responses to “Download Microsoft Office 2010 Without Click-to-Run”

  1. Jamie M. says:

    I too was having issues with the Click-To-Run installer. Thank you for the download links!! I believe all of the above links are to identical files. That one file X16-32007.exe containes three versions of office (Home and Student, Home and Business, and Professional, all x86), and when you enter your product key it determins which version of office it is for and then installs the correct version.

    I needed the 64bit version of the software and Digital River give me this link for my Office Home and Business 2010 x64:… (I am pretty sure it contains all three versions like the file above).

    They also gave me the link for Business Contact Manager (add on for Outlook) 2010 (x64?):


    -Jamie M.

    • John P says:

      I have the x12-30107.exe file in my downloads folder (as well as the x16-32007.exe file)…what is that one for, & is it ok to delete these, or should I keep them? I’m trying to free up disk space as my laptop is having various perfomance issues. Thanx for any help I can get…

  2. Anon says:

    Thank you so much for those links! I was looking everywhere for them.

    I can't believe that people who pirate their software or people who use free software (Open Office) has better service than those who paid good money to MS.

    Next office version I'll probably just use Google Docs.

  3. Daniel says:

    Hi, those links aren't direct. The domain points to Is that Microsoft's new website domain?

  4. Vinod Mohan says:

    Thanks a million , you are a life saver..!!!

  5. Kurt says:

    EXCELLENT! Saved me a lot of time for re-installs! Thanks!

  6. Anonymous says:

    For those looking for x64 version, go to Click on download, and then enter your product key and verification info on the next screen. After validation you'll see a screen that looks like you're purchasing Office, but for $0. Click continue to sign-in (using hotmail, or create account if you don't have one), click sign-in, and you'll be brought to a screen where you can download. Click on the download button to go to the next screen. Instead of hitting the big green "Install Now!" button, look towards the bottom for "Advanced Options" and click on it. The pop-up will allow you to choose the installer (32- or 64-bit) and your download will start.


  7. JohnS says:

    foiled…I got to the step with the Install Now button, but I could not find "Advanced Options" anywhere.

  8. Andries van der Merwe says:

    Thank you for the info, i purchased a Dell recently with Microsoft Office Click-to-Run installed and try as i may, i am not able to uninstall it.

    I cannot access my work documents ( word & excel) and don’t have the license key to download a version of office without click-to-run.

  9. Andy says:

    Good man, thanks so much. I've got (legal/purchased) the activation key, but needed a fully copy to install, I've been looking all over for it. Thanks again it's appreciated

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  11. Phil says:

    You are a lifesaver, cheers mate

  12. Lola says:

    You haven't told us the most important part-where we can find a product key!

  13. Bodsky says:

    Buy a key, like everyone else.

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