Friday, February 9th 2018

Microsoft Office 2019 Will Run on Windows 10, and Only Windows 10

As reported yesterday, Microsoft changed the way how they license Windows 10 to their OEM partners. But buckle in folks, the changes just keep on coming. In what looks like an effort to push Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 owners to upgrade, Microsoft has officially announced that Office 2019 will only work on machines with Windows 10 and the next LTSC release of Windows Server. That's only the tip of the iceberg though. Unlike previous version of Office that came with 10 years of support, Office 2019's support lifecycle is shortened to five years of mainstream support and two years of extended support. Additionally, the client applications are only available with a Click-to-Run installer. However, Microsoft will continue to provide a MSI installer for the server applications.
Source: Microsoft
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85 Comments on Microsoft Office 2019 Will Run on Windows 10, and Only Windows 10

#1
ssdpro
I don't see how this pushes anyone to upgrade. There really isn't any need to "buckle in". Users are always free to keep using Windows XP (wat), Windows 7, Windows whatever and any version of office released while in mainstream support. Office 2010, 2013, and Office 2016 work great. Windows 7 works fine. Windows 8 works fine. Windows 10 works fine. Each OS version, just like the competition, have flaws or annoyances. Always have, always will. No need to sit around and whine - if you don't like the OS you use feel free to write your own and see how it goes.

Microsoft is designing Office 2019 to work with Windows 10 instead a gimped version that is unstable or missing features in older outdated OS releases. It is really simple.
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#2
neatfeatguy
Hell, I used Office 2003 for many, many years. Used it in XP, Vista and Win 7. I finally moved away from it to Office 2016 because I needed use of a better version of Excel for a project I was doing at work - I had to work on it at home and Excel from 2003 didn't support some of the things I needed to use.

I don't think this change will make much of a difference for most people.
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#3
natr0n
No worries. open office /libre office
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#4
dinmaster
in the past it has always been only works on this or that then backlash and they change their tune. If it does go through, someone somewhere will come up with a fix to make it work on everything if Microsoft doesn't. Or like everyone else says, all previous versions basically do everything you need it to do...
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#5
Chaitanya
natr0n said:
No worries. open office /libre office
Same here, last office version I used was 2003 under Xp. Moved to Open office and didnt miss MS suite at all.
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#6
yeeeeman
Easy, I will keep my pirated 2013 Office for now :peace:
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#7
Tomgang
No problem office 2010 used here but i am on windows 10 so i cut upgrade if i wanted to but have no needs and i hate waste money.
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#8
bug
The poll is moot in my case, as I'm already on Win10. But the version of Office I have installed is 2003. That's how much I use office.
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#9
AsRock
TPU addict
ssdpro said:
I don't see how this pushes anyone to upgrade. There really isn't any need to "buckle in". Users are always free to keep using Windows XP (wat), Windows 7, Windows whatever and any version of office released while in mainstream support. Office 2010, 2013, and Office 2016 work great. Windows 7 works fine. Windows 8 works fine. Windows 10 works fine. Each OS version, just like the competition, have flaws or annoyances. Always have, always will. No need to sit around and whine - if you don't like the OS you use feel free to write your own and see how it goes.

Microsoft is designing Office 2019 to work with Windows 10 instead a gimped version that is unstable or missing features in older outdated OS releases. It is really simple.
File compatibility maybe ?. Thankfully i don't have to use it and can just use some thing like Open Office if need be.
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#10
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
bug said:
The poll is moot in my case, as I'm already on Win10. But the version of Office I have installed is 2003. That's how much I use office.
There was a poll? How come I always miss the polls. :confused:
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#11
Kaapstad
That will be a first

Microsoft getting any version of office to run properly on Windows 10.:D
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#12
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
2013 runs perfectly on mine. Fresh install of both though, so I don't know if that is it. I found 2016 runs on my fiance's really well also.
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#13
ZeDestructor
Kaapstad said:
That will be a first

Microsoft getting any version of office to run properly on Windows 10.:D
I'm fairly sure I could get office 97 and up to run on 10... I can check on wednesday when I get my NAS back up if you insist...
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#14
mrthanhnguyen
win 10 key was only $5 when I bought last year. Why no upgrade your window?
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#15
erocker
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Office 2016 is supported on all current O/S's until 2025. So, 7 years is plenty of time to phase out all of their previous O/S's. I doubt there would ever be much need to run Office 2019 on a non-Windows 10 computer.
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#16
windwhirl
Well, I think it's fine, as long as you can use previous Office versions on Windows 10. At work, we still use Office 2003/2007 on most machines, with one of them using Office 97. All of them running Windows XP (with hardened security policies) or Windows 7. To be honest, we only upgrade the OS if it doesn't break compatibility with some mandatory legacy apps (with mandatory I mean that there is no alternative because the tax office holds exclusive rights to make the apps to fill certain taxes and information registers, and because they still use Visual Basic 5 for their coding, so we must maintain compatibility). So no, honestly, we are still far away from even thinking about moving on to Windows 10. And we hardly use any feature introduced with Office 2007 and after, so there is even less incentive to upgrade.
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#17
sumludus
So Microsoft is planning on supporting Office 2016 after ending support for Office 2019?
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#18
Shihabyooo
sumludus said:
So Microsoft is planning on supporting Office 2016 after ending support for Office 2019?
If '19 came out this year, that would make it EoL by mid/late 2025. Office '16 extended support ends 2025.
Then again, MS could always pull up another "on supported hardware only" BS. One can't really trust their word these days...
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#19
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
For some reason, I don't think the people that aren't bothered to upgrade their OS are going to be bothered to upgrade their copy of Office. I'm sure they'll be perfectly happy continuing to run their copies of Office 98 on Windows 98.

Shihabyooo said:
If '19 came out this year, that would make it EoL by 2026. Office '16 extended support ends 2025.
Then again, MS could always pull up another "on supported hardware only" BS. One can't really trust their word these days...
Also note that the actual statement from Microsoft said "approximately 2 years of extended support". That means it could really be 1 year, or it could be 3 years or more, we don't know until it is officially released or they give a more definite answer.
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#20
bug
rtwjunkie said:
There was a poll? How come I always miss the polls. :confused:
First page, quick poll to the right of the article's title. It's still there.
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#21
timta2
More corporate greed from Microsoft, to try and extract more money from suckers.
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#22
Power Slave
ssdpro said:
I don't see how this pushes anyone to upgrade. There really isn't any need to "buckle in". Users are always free to keep using Windows XP (wat), Windows 7, Windows whatever and any version of office released while in mainstream support. Office 2010, 2013, and Office 2016 work great. Windows 7 works fine. Windows 8 works fine. Windows 10 works fine. Each OS version, just like the competition, have flaws or annoyances. Always have, always will. No need to sit around and whine - if you don't like the OS you use feel free to write your own and see how it goes.

Microsoft is designing Office 2019 to work with Windows 10 instead a gimped version that is unstable or missing features in older outdated OS releases. It is really simple.
I agree with this. No one is stopping me from using my purchased 2007 Office. Works just great for my needs 11 years later.

I can understand why MS would want to shed many versions of window support for office that doesn't play well with Win 10 coding. I'm all for moving forward to create a better user experience. Might finally upgrade and keep Office 2019 for 10 years until 2029 to make it worth it again. :D
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#23
lexluthermiester
Microsoft Office 2019 Will Run on Windows 10, and Only Windows 10
How is this news or surprising to anyone?
timta2 said:
More corporate greed from Microsoft, to try and extract more money from suckers.
Especially when there are viable and arguably better open-source alternatives out there.. For those of us who don't use Microsoft Office, this isn't a problem.
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#24
ZeDestructor
Power Slave said:
I agree with this. No one is stopping me from using my purchased 2007 Office. Works just great for my needs 11 years later.

I can understand why MS would want to shed many versions of window support for office that doesn't play well with Win 10 coding. I'm all for moving forward to create a better user experience. Might finally upgrade and keep Office 2019 for 10 years until 2029 to make it worth it again. :D
Or you could just get Office365 like most of us home/SMB MSOffice users. 100USD/year gets you 5 desktop licenses, 5 mobile (Android/iOS) licenses and 1TB of OneDrive. In my case, just licensing MSOffice for my 4 machines works out cheaper using O365 than buying any form of lifetime license, and I get to always be on the latest version (or any other supported version, in case I need a downgrade).
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#25
ypsylon
You can choke o your Office M$...

I bought yearly license last year because I was forced to it with some stupid macropowered spreadsheets running only on M$ Office. Month or two later problem has been solved by moving to different platform and I promptly cancelled this POS. Yeah, I've lost a bit of money, but in 10 years I won't even remember this.

No way, in a million years I'll use M$ Office again. Last which I was using before going to Open>then>Libre Office was Office2000 and since then everything went south, beyond mud and bottom level. Being forced into W10 is just as much of M$ as I'll tolerate in my life post-W7 era.
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