Remove Ads in Office Word, Excel Starter 2010

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on July 18, 2012

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We have got some queries from some of our users who got office word and excel starter preinstalled on their new laptops, for those who don’t know. Office Starter is free limited functionality word and excel which may come pre installed on some windows 8 or windows 7 ultrabooks. As Microsoft says “Office Starter 2010 gives home users who are buying preloaded PCs the ability to perform the most common and basic productivity tasks right out of the box. Office Starter consists of Microsoft Word Starter 2010 and Microsoft Excel Starter 2010 only, reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising”

Remove Ads in Office Starter Word and Excel

Is Office Starter On Your Computer a Trail or Will It Expire ?

Office Starter is not trial software — you can continue to use it as long as you need. When you’re ready to move up to PowerPoint, Outlook and the many rich functionalities in a full Office version, upgrading is just a few clicks away.

Should You Remove Ads In Office Starter Word or Excel ?

Firstly, please note the fact that nothing comes for free, Office Starter includes advertising. Advertisements that are displayed in Office Starter are periodically updated online by the Microsoft Advertising Platform. These ads which you see shown in the image above pay the cost of you using the free limited functionality word and excel in office starter 2010.

The Solution To Hide Personalised Ads in Office Starter Word or Excel ?

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If you do not want advertisements to display, you should not use Office Starter. If you do not want to view personalized advertisements, you can disable this functionality by doing the following procedure mentioned below.

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Under Help, click Options.
  3. Click Trust Center, and then click Trust Center Settings.
  4. Click Privacy Options, and then clear the Allow personalization of ads in Microsoft Office Starter check box.

If you do want to see these ads, one way would be to disable office 2010 updates. For this you will need to disable windows from downloading and installing updates.

Uninstall Office Starter 2010 or Upgrade to Full Version

If you are really annoyed by the ads in office starter 2010 word or excel, best way will be to either upgrade by clicking over these ads shown in the office starter or if you don’t want to upgrade then uninstall office 2010 from programs and features under control panel as shown in the image below.

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Still Want To Remove The Ads In Office Starter 2010 ?

If you are not still convinced that you should not remove ads in office starter 2010, you can search on Google for any Office Starter 2010 Ad Remover or Excel Starter Ad Removal or Office Ad Remover there might  be some developer who actually could have created a third party tool which could help you in this case to get rid of these ads.

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kurtumi July 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Thanks.

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