So to save you and my future self some time, I’m going to fast-track you to the download link you are looking for to get Office 2007 or 2010.
Like a dummy, I bought Office 2007, right, before Office 2010 came out. And, like a dummy, I spend my free time tinkering with my computer such that it often requires a format and reinstall of Windows 7 (don’t ask). The problem was that I bought a digital copy of Office 2007, downloaded it, and registered it with a product key. So, I never had a DVD or install CD. So, each time I wanted to reinstall Office 2007, I had to find out how to download it again. This was hard, because now that Office 2010 is out, whenever you Google “Download Microsoft Office” it steers you in the direction of Office 2010, understandably. With some digging, you can find the Microsoft Office 2007 download link again, but I swear, it took me 15 minutes each time.
So to save you and my future self some time, I’m going to fast track you to the download link you are looking for (you will need a product key for installation):
Here is where you can re-download Office 2007 after you’ve already paid for it:
http://www.microsoft.com/office/downloads/ – Microsoft Office Professional 2007, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 and Microsoft Office Small Business 2007
And if you need to download a backup copy of Microsoft 2010 for a re-install, go here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/microsoft-office-2010-backup-FX101853122.aspx – Download Microsoft Office 2010 or purchase a backup DVD
I’ve since bought a physical retail copy of Microsoft Office 2010 with an install DVD, but my office is so dang messy, I often end up using the link for a re-install. I know. My life is a mess.
P.S. If you lost your product key, you can get a new one for Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2003, and Microsoft Office 2010. A small fee applies. See this page for details.