End of support for Office 2010

Support for Office 2010 will end on October 13, 2020 and there will be no extension and no extended security updates. All of your Office 2010 apps will continue to function. However, you could expose yourself to serious and potentially harmful security risks.

Here's what the end of support means for you after October 13, 2020:

  • Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes, or security fixes for Office 2010 vulnerabilities which may be subsequently reported or discovered. This includes security updates which can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

  • You'll no longer receive Office 2010 software updates from Microsoft Update.

  • You'll no longer receive phone or chat technical support.

  • No further updates to support content will be provided and most online help content will be retired.

  • You'll no longer be able to download Office 2010 from the Microsoft web site.

What are my options?

We recommend you upgrade Office. Your options to upgrade will depend if you're using Office 2010 at home or if your version of Office 2010 is managed by the IT department at your work or school.

If you're using Office 2010 at home, you'll still be able to use it, but we recommend you upgrade to a newer version of Office so you can stay up to date with all the latest features, patches, and security updates. To learn more about upgrading see How do I upgrade Office?

You can also buy or try the latest version of Office now.

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For individuals at work:
If your version of Office 2010 is managed by your work or school, contact your IT Help Desk about how to upgrade. Your IT department will likely have their own upgrade plan.

For IT Pros and Office 365 admins:
If you're an admin still running Office 2010 in your organization, we strongly recommend that you upgrade your users to the latest version of Office as soon as possible. Review the following for additional guidance.

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