Uninstalling H&S 2010 after installing 2019


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I've installed Home and Student 2019, set up options, and now want to uninstall 2010. Frequently doing an uninstall of a previous version after the new install can be tricky, if not destructive. Are there any things to watch for or save before doing this? I assume it's the same process for Excel and Power Point. Normally, I use Revo Uninstaller Pro and let it scour the registry, but wonder if that's a good idea in this case.
 
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The simple solution is to not use Revo Uninstaller. Simply uninstall Office 2010 via the Control Panel. At its absolute worst, you might then have to do a repair on Office 2019, but even that is quite unlikely. I have no idea where you got the notion that "doing an uninstall of a previous version after the new install can be tricky, if not destructive". I have never known an uninstall of an older Office version to cause any harm to a newer installation - unless a 3rd-party uninstaller was used.
 
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I have no idea where you got the notion that "doing an uninstall of a previous version after the new install can be tricky, if not destructive".
Again, your tone is out of line. You got on my case when I posted a simple straight forward, easy to read question about a doc having to be open to see all the Options in Word, but have been silent since I posted screenshots showing exactly what I reported encountering.

As an MVP, I would assume you know that it is fairly common for different versions of programs to share registry entries. I was simply trying to get information about Office programs before proceeding. A polite answer suffices.
 
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I even don't have better idea how to do that. I would like to know more about it. Thank you so much!
I did use the uninstall via the Control Panel vs. Revo Pro, although it wouldn't have made a difference. As I suspected might happen, the uninstall left 2019 unusable. So I did an online search for repair install, the instructions for which I've linked below (something I would have hoped the MVP would provide). You get a choice of running the repair offline or online. I chose the first, but in starting 2019 ran into a roadblock because it didn't recognize my valid registration email as correct, and didn't offer an alternative. Then I tried the online one and had the same problem, but this time the "next" led to the activation screen and that solved it. Then all I had to do was find the Word and Excel executables and copy the icon to the desktop.

See DaveM121's second method ("If that does not resolve this for you")
 
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