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hello Richard!

My computer holds Microsoft Office Suites 2007 and 2010, and uses Windows 7.
My hard drive has "186 GB free, out of 232 GB".
I want to install the Office Suite 2013 or 2014.

Is it wise to remove the 2007 suite? I want to avoid overloading because 3 suites can slow down all computer activities, be it routine keyboard work or on-line work.

Also, can you comment  on the 2013 and 2014 suites? Is the 2014 suite completely free of bugs, or is it still undergoing  "fixing"?

Whether it's the 2013 or 2014 suite, I want to be able to work with the major programs, i.e., Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook.

Thanks for your reply.

There is no Office 2014. Office 2013 is the latest version.

Unless there's a specific reason WHY you need 2007 and 2010, I would UNINSTALL them and then install Office 2013 fresh.

I'm pretty sure by now they've fixed any major bugs in 2013.

Richard Rost
Microsoft MVP
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