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When I first purchased my computer office starter 2010 came preinstalled with it.I installed office professional trial which is now expired.

I want to get the starter version back - it was uninstalled with the install of the trial .

I'd like to avoid re-downloading everything in order to save bandwidth, so I'd like to get it back from the install I had before.

I found out that office starter installer is available for download from microsoft's servers but the installer downloads files from internet during the install process.what i want is an offline version of the installer how can i do that?

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Why can't you use the installer? You download the exact same amount of data. Without restoring the factory image what you want might not be possible. –  Ramhound Nov 13 '12 at 15:06
    
the installer is around 1 mb but it will download hundreds of MBs during install. is there a way to get all the files bfore starting the install –  good boy Nov 13 '12 at 15:09
    
You download it once and look in the cache folder. I don't think Microsoft offers an offline installer for Starter editions of Office. –  Ramhound Nov 13 '12 at 15:14

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Ok. Google is, as always, your friend. The trick is knowing some of the right key words.... like, in this example, offline installer.

Apparently, MS doesn't want to provide you with a direct download of Office Starter 2010 for offline installation. This doesn't mean it isn't possible.

Here's one inventive programmer, who created a little application to download and save the installation files for offline use.

Here is an article about doing this, with links to a batch file that would need to be edited before use (since the batch file was initially written for getting the German version).

So, have at it. Yes, I know you said you don't want to Re-download everything. So assuming you already performed a factory recovery and Office Starter 2010 wasn't there, this is really your only option.

That, or you could switch to Open Office or Libre Office.

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a good chunk of the mirrors linking to the first site seem down - might need to try them until you get one that works. It does seem to do the trick however –  Journeyman Geek Nov 13 '12 at 15:23

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