Windows 10 S is a lot like Windows 10 Pro. Both of these just have a couple of notable distinctions. More particularly, Windows 10S is compatible with devices like Surface Laptop which is restricted to applications from the official Windows Store. Therefore, the user cannot just get the Microsoft Office setup from the web.
Consequently, the company is now offering the complete (Win32) desktop versions of the Office programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and Publisher, in the official Windows Store for devices which have Windows 10 S.
In this Windows 10 blog post, we shall explain the entire procedure to get the Microsoft Office applications from the Windows Store on devices which have Windows 10 S. Furthermore we shall also be providing steps for the removal of one or several applications from the device.
How can you install Microsoft Office applications on Windows 10 S?
The process to install Microsoft Office Apps on the Windows 10 S device is easy. It can be done via the Microsoft user account which is associated with an active Microsoft’s Office 365 subscription.
Note: The Windows Store has a preview version of Microsoft Office for users of Surface Laptops. When this preview ends, users can purchase the Office applications from several platforms such as Windows Store, Microsoft Store, websites such as www.office.com/setup and other merchants for the various devices which run Windows 10 S.
The steps to install Office apps on devices which run Windows 10 S are given below:
- Click on start
- Go to the list of Applications. Locate and click on the Microsoft Office application which you wish to work on. For example, click on Microsoft PowerPoint.
- You will be redirected to a page in the Windows store. In that page, click on the Install button.
- Launch any application which you just installed via the Office product window.
- Finally, click on Got It!
How to remove Office apps on Windows 10 S?
If you do not have any subscription for Microsoft’s Office 365, or if the applications do not work correctly and you have to reinstall the apps, then you can uninstall the applications either one by one or as a group. Here are the steps to do so.
Uninstalling a Microsoft Office application
- Go to Start.
- Click on Apps and then locate the application you desire to uninstall.
- Now, right-click on that application, and then click on Uninstall.
- Hit the Uninstall option in order to approve.
Uninstalling all Microsoft Office apps
- Go to Settings.
- Now, click on Apps.
- After that, go to Apps & features.
- Click on Microsoft Office Desktop Apps.
- Select the Uninstall option.
- Press the Uninstall button to verify.
You can get the applications using Office 365, Home, Personal, Education E5 and Education Plus. For users without any Microsoft Office 365 subscription, the company adds a year of Office 365 Personal subscription when a new Surface Laptop is purchased. This subscription includes programs such as Access, Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
At first only preview versions of MS Office apps are available in the Windows store as the new installation and updating procedure is still going through tests. As a result, certain unexpected errors might pop up in the initial days.
Even though a complete suite of Microsoft Office is given, there are a couple of shortcomings with applications provided in the Windows Store. The users can just install the 32-bit version, it does not support COM add-ins, and OneNote for desktop is not covered.