Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Setting Up Office
If a previous
version of Office
is installed on
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Figure 2-1 Your first big setup decision comes when this dialog box appears. And if you click
Install Now (or Upgrade, which appears in its place if an earlier version of Office is already
installed on your computer), it’s your last decision as well.
The product key determines which edition will be installed. For the three retail editions
(Home and Student, Home and Business, and Professional), the installation files are
essentially the same. This bit of knowledge can be handy for avoiding multiple
downloads (if you’re installing different editions on different computers, for example) and
for finding a usable installation file or DVD if you need to reinstall Office and you can’t
find your original copy.
You can be selective about which Office components you install, determine what to do
with any Office programs installed from a previous version (if you take the default path, the
setup program removes the previous version and replaces it with Office 2010), and specify
where the program files will be stored. To take any of these actions, click Customize in the
dialog box shown in Figure 2-1. Setup then displays a dialog box similar to the one shown
in Figure 2-2.