|INSTALL MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010|
This example of software installation shows you how to install Microsoft Office Home And Student 2010, but the example should be the same for the other Microsoft Office 2010 packages as Microsoft tend to be very uniform with their installations. If you need to know how to install the 2007 version visit the how to install Microsoft Office 2007 section.
Begin by inserting the Microsoft Office Home And Student 2010 Installation DVD into your CD/DVD Drive and then wait for the AutoPlay window to appear (Fig 1.1), if the Windows 7 AutoPlay feature is switched on that is. If it is switched on you will given the option of opening the folder of the Installation (Office 2010) DVD or running the Office 2010 Setup.exe file. You should click on the RUN SETUP.EXE option. If the AutoPlay feature is switched off you will have to open the folder of the Installation (Office 2010) DVD and then double click on the Setup (or Setup.exe) file.
Regardless of the way the Setup file is executed (launched) it will start the Installation Wizard (Fig 1.4), after you have clicked CONTINUE on the UAC (User Account Control) security requester that appears.
User Account Control (UAC) is a feature of Windows 7 that helps to prevent unauthorized changes to the computer, such as deleting a system file or installing software. When attempting to install Microsoft Office Home And Student 2010 the UAC security requester above automatically blocks you off, because it wants to know if you are the one attempting to install Microsoft Office Home And Student 2010 and not a piece of malicious software for example. In the above case simply click on the CONTINUE button to continue, or on the CANCEL button to cancel the installation process.
At any time throughout the installation process you can click on a CANCEL button, if one is available, to Cancel the installation process. However. In some cases, generally speaking, even if you click on a CANCEL button the installation might have gone too far for it to be stopped, cancelled and/or reversed. So think very carefully before deciding to install any thing onto your Computer.
The Installation Wizard has the task of copying the necessary files (scripts, instructions, actual files and so on), amongst
other things, in order to make the installation process easier for Windows 7 and you. That is what is happening in
Fig 1.4 above.
In Fig 1.5 above the Installation Wizard is asking you to enter the 25-Character (Letters and Numbers) Product Key (Serial Number) into the edit box - The product key can be found inside the Microsoft Office Home And Student 2007 packaging/box. Fig 1.5 shows what happens when you enter an incorrect product key and Fig 1.6 below shows what happens when you enter the correct product key. If you do enter an incorrect product key, due to a mistype, either type the correct product key into the edit box or click on the red Close/Exit button to quit the installation process.
Note the checkbox option called ATTEMPT TO AUTOMATICALLY ACTIVATE MY PRODUCT ONLINE. It should be ticked (switched on) before clicking on the CONTINUE button, if you want your copy of Microsoft Office 2010 registered and activated within this actual installation process of course.
After entering the correct product key, click on the CONTINUE button (Fig 1.6 above) to take you to the License Agreement window below, where you must agree to the Terms & Conditions before continuing.
Read the License Agreement carefully. Although these tend to contain useless information, they usually explain Copyright
issues or Usage issues that clarify who can use the software and who cannot. So if, for example, you are told that a
certain piece of software is Free and/or Free To Use you may want to clarify this by reading the agreement. Some installation
wizards do not allow you to continue, by fading out the CONTINUE button, until you have read (scrolled down) the
license agreement. When you are ready and if you agree, put a tick next to I ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT and then
click on the CONTINUE button to continue.
The next window that appears (below) asks you how you want to install Microsoft Office Home And Student 2007.
Click on the INSTALL NOW button if you want the Installation Wizard to make a Complete Installation of Microsoft Office Home And Student 2010 for you, which is virtually automatic. Otherwise, click on CUSTOMIZE so that you can choose which programs and elements of Microsoft Office Home And Student 2010 you wish to install (for Advanced Users only). The Complete Installation means the major Office 2010 programs will be installed and where necessary the need to install extra programs (i.e add-ons and/or converters) might be done at a later time, after Office 2010 has been installed. Therefore always keep your Microsoft Office Home And Student 2010 DVD to hand, just in case it is needed for those extra installations.
Once you have chosen your type of installation the installation of Microsoft Office Home And Student 2010 begins. The progress-guage window above might take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete depending on your computer setup. When it does complete you will see the following window.
All that is left to do now is click on the CLOSE button to finalize the installation process. You can ignore the CONTINUE ONLINE button because it is only for those
who want to set up external internet services such as create a .net/live account and so on. Things that can be done later if you require those services.
Although the above window states that Microsoft Office Home And Student 2010 has been successfully installed, which is true, it does not mean that is the end of the installation. Meaning, even though the installation wizard has finished its tasks (the above window was the last window of the installation wizard) you still have two steps left that basically initialize Microsoft Office 2010.
|INITIALIZE MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010|
Before performing these last two steps you need to open one of the main programs - Excel, Word, PowerPoint or OneNote. In this example I opened Word. The first
initialization step is to choose a level of Help & Support, in way of windows/office updates and solutions to problems for example. If I were you I would select
the USE RECOMMENDED SETTINGS for maximum help and support. It would be unwise not to choose that option. Click on the OK button when you have decided.
A UAC Security Requester might follow (not shown here), depending on your computer's UAC/Security settings. If so, click on its YES or OK button to proceed.
The second initialization step is to select the default file types (type of files) Microsoft Word 2010 will normally open as standard. For an easier life, and support of its own file formats and file types, select the OFFICE OPEN XML FORMATS option before clicking on the OK to fully complete your set up of Microsoft Office 2010.
That's it! You are all done. Well not quite! If you open OneNote you will be asked to perform four more, minor, steps.....which I will briefly go through. These
steps basically set up your free SkyDrive account (free online Office storage space) and synchronization features whereby you can then synchronise your OneNote
documents from your computer to your SkyDrive online space once you have signed in with your .Net/Live ID.
On top of this; Other people can edit your online version of a OneNote document, with your permission of course. So you will need a .Net or Windows Live (Hotmail) account before you can use this feature and other features. SkyDrive synchronizes your OneNote documents automatically, once you are signed in.
Do not worry about the technicals of SkyDrive etc. All you need to do, when/if you want to synchronize certain OneNote documents, is to Sign In to your .Net or Windows Live (Hotmail) account when requested to do so by OneNote (normally when you first open OneNote). So with that now explained, enjoy using Microsoft Office 2010.
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