Feb 15 2020 06:57 AM
Feb 15 2020 06:57 AM
Over the last two days I have been trying to install Office 365 on a clean laptop, with only Edge Chromium.
Each time I ended up with the online version of Office (so, with OWA). Installed over and over, each time restoring a Windows image. I followed the exact procedures. Going into my account, start install from there, and so on.
I installed Office half a dozen times(!)
Then I gave it a try and installed Office on a clean VM version. Windows 10 x64 running on VMware Workstation. Clean: no applications at all.
The VM version included the previous Edge version, not the Chromium based one....
The install went fine.
So, it must be Edge Chromium.
On my laptop I did a reset, removing all settings.
Office install went fine!
A search on Edge Chromium and Office 365 shows quite a number of hits. I have no time to read all that.
Fact is, I could only get the online version of Office when Edge Chromium is installed.
Again, I tried half a dozen times, including using the offline installer, each time on a clean system.
Don't know if this was to be expected and should have been aware of it.
Feb 15 2020 07:32 AM
Feb 15 2020 07:58 AM
I don't get any errors, nothing. The install goes fine, both on 'old' Edge and 'new' Edge.
Installed Office quite a number of times.
The only difference is, with 'old' Edge I get the 'normal' Office 365.
With Edge Chromium I get the 'online version', so without the toolbar, with the file menu etc.
I don't know why this, spent quite some time on figuring this out.
Maybe it is me only, but it is weird. After resetting the laptop, Office install went fine, i.e. I get the normal version (with the toolbars).
Feb 15 2020 08:06 AM - edited Feb 15 2020 10:02 AM
I assumed you're on Windows 10, but from the screenshot looks like you're using Windows 7, right?
or using something like Startisback to change the start menu? I don't know
Check here, my Office 365 pro plus files are in this folder
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
If your Office installation was successful, you should see this folder full of files. search for "WINWORD.EXE" and "EXCEL.EXE"
Feb 15 2020 08:45 AM
@Mike999 Do you have Office files in folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16?
Feb 15 2020 11:51 PM
Thanks for the tip. This morning I gave it again a try and installed Office 365 on my laptop, with... Edge Chromium.
Again Outlook, Excel were launched as online.
Then, indeed, I went on to search for the .exe files. They were there in ..\Root\Office16 folder.
Pinned them to the start menu.
It is working fine now.
Thank you both for the tip!
Have to confess, did not think of this solution.
Instead I gave it another try and another try, assuming I was doing something wrong in the setup.
Still though ...
even though the issue is solved now, with your help and this r-click pinning to start workaround, it remains strange nonetheless. I know people who are not familiar with forums, hence they would not be able to solve this. They expect the software to work properly 'out of the box'.
Again, many thanks!
Feb 15 2020 11:59 PM
Feb 16 2020 01:43 AM
I am using Windows 10 x64 latest build (both desktop and laptop)
Yes, I use Start10 to get me the old-fashioned startmenu.
Feb 16 2020 02:51 AM
Feb 16 2020 05:44 AM
Sorry for the delay. I was busy installing software.
As for the above: you are most probably right HotCakeX
I honestly did not expect this to happen. Have reported it to Start10 (Stardock)
Again, many, many thanks for all your help!