Do I need to uninstall Office 2013 before installing Office 2010?

Rgf2 March 19, 2014

I have Office 2013 installed and don’t like it. Do I have to uninstall it before I install Office 2010?

  1. Rgf2
    April 16, 2014 at 5:19 am


  2. Abilash A
    March 24, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    You can use both of them side by side

  3. Rgf2
    March 21, 2014 at 4:22 am

    Thank-you for your help. I'll uninstall the 2013 version.

    • Susendeep D
      April 15, 2014 at 10:17 am

      Kindly mark your question as resolved and choose the best response by upvoting the best comment.

  4. Dalsan M
    March 20, 2014 at 7:57 am

    It is best to uninstall any previously installed version of MS Office if you plan to install another version of you do not plan on using it. The recommendations for having more than one version of MS Office installed on a computer is to install them in chronological order, as in 2007, 2010, 2013. If they are not installed in this order, issues may occur, as mentioned above. Honestly, if you do not like 2013 and do not plan on using it, uninstall it since it takes up quite a bit of space, and most of the functions you need and want to use would already be in 2010 anyways.

  5. pceasies
    March 19, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    If you no longer plan to use Office 2013, I'd recommend uninstalling it. You may also want to run the Office Cleanup tool Microsoft provides.

    If you don't uninstall it, you may run into problems when you want a document or excel file to open in 2010 when it's set as 2013 as the default. You may have other slight issues.

  6. Hovsep A
    March 19, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Install and use multiple versions of Office on the same PC*
    you can use both but i think you can work with one version of outlook?

    Information about how to use Office 2013 suites and programs (MSI deployment) on a computer that is running another version of Office
    You can install and use more than one version of Microsoft Office on a single computer. For example, you can install and use both Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2010 on the same computer. However, we do not recommend this.

    Choose the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office

    • Rgf2
      April 16, 2014 at 5:15 am

      Thanks for the help. I ended up uninstalling the 2013 and re-installed the 2010 version and everything is working fine.

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