How to uninstall trial Professional programs from the Office 2010 Home and Student suite and from the Office 2010 Home and Business suite

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SYMPTOMS

Note This scenario does not apply when you install Microsoft Office 2010 by using the Click-to-Run technology from Microsoft.

For more information about the Click-to-Run technology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
982434 An overview of Microsoft Office Click-to-Run for Office 2010 
Consider the following scenario:
  • You install the Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student suite or the Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Business suite by using a retail DVD or by using a downloaded file.
  • During the installation, you notice that the Include a free trial of Microsoft Office Professional 2010 check box is selected.

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In this scenario, the following behavior occurs:
  • If you install Office 2010 Home and Student: The Office 2010 Professional trial versions of Microsoft Outlook 2010, of Microsoft Access 2010, and of Microsoft Publisher 2010 are installed as part of the suite.
  • If you install Office 2010 Home and Business: The Office 2010 Professional trial versions of Microsoft Access 2010 and of Microsoft Publisher 2010 are installed as part of the suite.
To confirm that the Office 2010 Professional trial version is installed, follow these steps:
  1. Open Microsoft Word 2010.
  2. On the File menu, click Help.
  3. Verify that the Office 2010 Professional trial version is displayed, as the following picture shows:


     
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CAUSE

By default, the Include a free trial of Microsoft Office Professional 2010 check box is selected during installation. If you do not click to clear the check box, the additional Professional trial programs are installed.

RESOLUTION

To remove the Office Professional 2010 trial version that is included with installations of Office Home and Student 2010 and of Office Home and Business 2010, follow these steps:
  1. Open a Microsoft Office program that is not a trial version, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft OneNote.
  2. Click the File tab.
  3. Click Help.
  4. Under Trial Product, find Microsoft Office Professional 2010, and then click Licensing Operations.
  5. Click Remove Trial.



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Article ID: 2435969 - Last Review: August 26, 2011 - Revision: 3.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
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