I work in IT so I'm not numb to it, but this is straight bizarre. I have a 64GB Surface Pro that I bought to evaluate personally. In my world, I would not use a tablet to run VMs or do anything heavy; my laptop or my iMac would serve those functions just fine. But I wanted something I could install any basic app or video program on. I can always do a microSD card, the internal drive is well enough for programs if I relocate the backup package. Anyway, I take advantage of Microsoft's Home Use Program which gets you Office Professional Plus 2013 installable on two devices for $10 - a steal. I installed it just fine, or at least thought so, but none of the apps except Lync will actually run. OneNote, Excel, Word...none of them run. Yet, on my laptop running 8 Pro, the same Professional Plus works perfectly fine. Now, I'm thinking something got botched somewhere, because I can't do the repair nor the uninstaller. It just sits at Step 2 endlessly and never does anything. The stub installer that's on the machine when you first load it up where you can try 365 or enter a key - I did that first, it didn't seem to do anything. So then I downloaded the actual installer and ran that to install it. Methinks somewhere in there something got jacked up. Any ideas? My next step is to try and restore to before I did the install and run it through.