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I just purchased Office 19 from TechSoup, only to find out it does not run on Windows 7. Now I have to update my public and library machines to Windows 10. When I updated to Windows 7, I used a utility to see if each machine would update without problems. Is there such a utility for Windows 10? I ended up having to replace most of my machines for Windows 7. I really need to know before hand if the same will be true for Windows 10!
You would have better luck asking this question in the Software branch of the techsoup forum.
As a public library, you should really look into OpenOffice instead.
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This article should guide you through the compatibility check process. (I'm assuming it's still correct -- I no longer have a Windows 7 computer to test it on.)
The Windows 10 specs are here:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications
However, I believe the option for a free upgrade to Windows 10 expired years ago, and I don't see Win10 listed in TechSoup's catalog. I found it here for $69 per computer. Have you considered converting these computers to Linux or Chromebook machines? You could also stick with Win7 and using OpenOffice as Jayne suggested, but your OS won't be supported.
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it the computers older than 5 years old, it's best to leave it with windows 7. win10 could be install but it may run super slow.
I did successful upgraded 10 years old computers to win10 but performance is very slow.
you have 2 option,
1. keep win 7 and downgrade office to lower version that is compatible with win7 (you have that right if you bought from techsoup)
2. upgrade to win10 and install office 19.
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