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I am getting a new laptop and thinking of getting Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010.
I however have a licence for Microsoft Office 2007 Professional from my old laptop which I can use since selling the old laptop. Is there any benefit in getting the 2010 version or is it a waste of money. It is because I have a desktop which has Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 and will be transferring docs from one machine to the other. Just using it for word docs mainly.
2007 uses the same docx (and xlsx etc) format as 2010 so no document conversions are required. If you buy 2010 Professional, you will pay an arm and a leg for hardly noticeable improvements. If you go for 2010 H&S, you will pay half an arm and a leg and lose Microsoft Access and Outlook.
So, yes, it's a waste of money. Carry on using your 2007 Professional.