I have now installed (three times!) the Beta 2 build of Office 2010.
Having 2 issues:
1. The title bar still states “Technical Preview”
2. I have been unable to activate Office (error stated a problem with the “setup controller”)
The first seems to be a known issue, excerpt from a post to the beta forums:
“This is a known issue when you uninstall the Technical Preview build and
then install the Beta build. As long as you click on File tab | Help and
see 4536 as your build number, then you are using the official Office 2010
So, I have ignored issue 1 as it doesn’t really matter. I would add that an easier way of checking you’re running Beta 2 is that the program icons are all different!
Issue 2 was what lead me to uninstall/reinstall three times. After much digging/tracing/google-ing I was at a loss, but by chance I selected “change” rather than “uninstall” on Office 2010…
This then allows you to enter the product key!
So, go here and enter your key, then wait around 5 minutes while it does something (??), then you’re sorted ;)
Open up an Office app (e.g Outlook) and you will prompted to activate:
After activating you will still be warned that the product isn’t activated (with a rather prominent red title bar!).
Close the app, if you opened Outlook, as I did, then remember to wait until is it really closed, then re-open and you should no longer have a red title bar.
You can confirm you’re OK by looking at “help” in the
out space back stage UI:
This also seems to resolve Issue 1, an nice bonus ;)
I’m sure that it won’t be this much of a PITA come RC/B2TR/RTM…