I have a windows 7 PC.

I have a valid Office 2016 Home and Business licence.

I have a valid Publisher 2016 licence.

Office 2016 is installing with Click-To-run, Publisher is installing via MSI.

I want to change one to the other as I am getting a compatibility error. I don't care which way I go.

Error when Office is installed first:
Error when Office is installed first

Error when Publisher is installed first:
Error when Publisher is installed first

I can't find any download links that don't ask me for more money or require me to switch to office 365. What is the best way to resolve the issue?

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Here is the Microsoft's answer (from a call to answer desk):

You cannot install an Office pack (Home & Student, Home & Buisness, Pro Plus...) 2013+ with a standalone install of an Office product (Publisher in your case)

Microsoft's solution : Uninstall your office suite > install Publisher > use Publisher > uninstall Publisher > reinstall Office suite > use Office suite!

Microsoft's 2nd solution : Use a second computer

Microsoft's 3rd solution : Buy an Office 365 pack with Publisher on it (Of course, and I can put my previous licenses in the trashcan! No problem)

To sum up : You CANNOT install an Office Pack WITH Publisher

Have a nice day :)

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