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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
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To solve this error in older versions of Office, see this article: This action is only valid for products that are currently installed
Article ID: 2674519 - Last Review: October 3, 2012 - Revision: 11.0
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