Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Is Windows 10 A Resident Program?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help, Quick Tips, Windows 10

A reader wanted to know more about how Windows 10 works. “Is Windows 10 a resident program or is part of it or all of it in the cloud, like the new Microsoft Office?”


While Windows 10 does use a lot of cloud features, the program is installed on your hard drive and can fully function offline. You do, of course, need Internet access to do updates or access cloud storage.

While you can choose to use Office programs in the cloud, you can also fully download all office programs to your hard drive and use them offline. When you activate Office, you don’t have to download all of the programs at once, unless you choose to. But once they are activated, they are fully functional without Internet access. You do, of course, need Internet access to run updates and access cloud storage. That’s not to be confused with Microsoft’s free Office Online. Those are available for free, but you do need to use the programs in a browser.

~ Cynthia

Tags: , , ,

One Response to “Is Windows 10 A Resident Program?”

  1. Walter Roeske says:

    I have been using Office in the cloud for a year. How do I download it to make it resident?? All my stored Excel work is stored on the cloud. Is there a way to set it up to have them to have them stored resident automatically??

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive