I have recently performed a clean Windows 8 build onto a laptop (previously installed with Windows 7 and office 2010)
I have the license for Office 2010, but when I went to the Microsoft backup site to download the software, there appeared a message that stated that Office 2010 was not compatible and refused me a download.
If you are already logged in, you will have to click My Account on the upper-right corner of the screen. If you were not logged in, enter your Windows Live ID credentials.
Important You must enter the same Windows Live ID that you used when you purchased Office 2010 online.
After you have logged in, find the Office 2010 edition you purchased, and then click Download.
Note This information will be located in the My Account section.
In the next screen, click
Advanced Options under the DOWNLOAD NOW button.
Select 32 bit or 64 bit to download the appropriate MSI file. This size of the file should be about 600 MB.
When the file has completed downloading, run it to install Office 2010.
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