Article ID: 2674519 - View products that this article applies to.
Expand all | Collapse all

Resolution

When you open a Microsoft Office 2010 program, like Excel 2010, you may receive this error: This action is only valid for products that are currently installed.

If a trial version of Office 2010 is installed along with the copy you bought, you'll need to uninstall the trial and then repair the other Office installation. To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1 - Remove Office 2010 trial versions
Step 2 - Repair Office 2010


If you're double-clicking a shortcut to start a program like Excel 2010, delete the shortcut, turn off compatibility mode, and re-create the shortcut. To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1 - Delete the shortcut and turn off compatibility mode

Need more help?
Get help from the Microsoft Community online or visit Contact Microsoft to learn more about your support options.


References


To solve this error in older versions of Office, see this article: This action is only valid for products that are currently installed.


Properties

Article ID: 2674519 - Last Review: October 3, 2012 - Revision: 11.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional Academic 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Home Use Program
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2010
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Microsoft Word 2010
Keywords: 
KB2674519

Give Feedback

 

Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from smallbusiness.support.microsoft.com