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    Windows 11 randomness

    So, here's a new one by me..

    Windows 11 Pro on a laptop, try to install Office 2019 on it and the installer fails and says that you cant install Office 2019 on Windows 10 in S mode...

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    Re: Windows 11 randomness

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    So, here's a new one by me..

    Windows 11 Pro on a laptop, try to install Office 2019 on it and the installer fails and says that you cant install Office 2019 on Windows 10 in S mode...
    Perhaps there really was a good reason why Windows 10 should have been the last version

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    Re: Windows 11 randomness

    Haha yeah, good point..

    I've got the same install of Windows 11 on my main machine and the same Office and it works fine, I've done a reset on the laptop and will see what it says later, failing that I'll do a reinstall from USB and failing that, Windows 10...

    It's an odd one though, Windows 11 is reporting as 11 Pro, activated, but the Office installer thinks its 10 S....

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    Re: Windows 11 randomness

    I have an update that shows as unable to download in Windows 11. Downloaded the standalone and says it's not applicable to my computer :/
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    Re: Windows 11 randomness

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    So, here's a new one by me..

    Windows 11 Pro on a laptop, try to install Office 2019 on it and the installer fails and says that you cant install Office 2019 on Windows 10 in S mode...
    Maybe Office 2019 doesn't know there is a Windows 11, it came out before Windows 11 was released, maybe an issue there?
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    Re: Windows 11 randomness

    I'd not come across S Mode before. You can come out of it if you wanted. But can't go back, for whatever reason. Some info here if anyone's unfamiliar with what it is and how it works.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...b-93baebeebc85

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    Re: Windows 11 randomness

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Maybe Office 2019 doesn't know there is a Windows 11, it came out before Windows 11 was released, maybe an issue there?
    The Same installation medium on my main machine and it works fine.
    I don't get where its reading Windows 10 S from, Windows itself reports Windows 11 Pro, activated..

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    Re: Windows 11 randomness

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    I'd not come across S Mode before. You can come out of it if you wanted. But can't go back, for whatever reason. Some info here if anyone's unfamiliar with what it is and how it works.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...b-93baebeebc85
    The fun part here is that he isn't in S mode to start with

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    Re: Windows 11 randomness

    Could the complaining (by the installer) about S mode be a license issue then with the install of win 11 on the laptop? Don't know if there are still options to verify the activation, but might be worth a try to kick it into realising it's on a proper licensed win 11.

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    Re: Windows 11 randomness

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    The fun part here is that he isn't in S mode to start with
    Nor am I on Windows 10, gotta love Microsoft randomness...
    Bring back 3.11 I say....

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    Re: Windows 11 randomness

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Nor am I on Windows 10, gotta love Microsoft randomness...
    Bring back 3.11 I say....
    Please god no, I promise I'll be good from now on!

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    Re: Windows 11 randomness

    What you mean you haven't missed it?

    https://classicreload.com/win3x-windows-311.html
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    Re: Windows 11 randomness

    I remember we had 3.11 at the college I worked at over 25 years ago, it was brilliant paired with Novell 3.x....

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