Tuesday, February 22, 2011

office Installation and Activation

Microsoft Office is available in different formats. As a trial software that can be downloaded online. Full version with specified suite which is further available as a CD, file download. People can install a trial version of Office first to try using the features first and can install the full version or just activate the trial version using the product key that has to be purchased online.

 Steps for installation-

Using a CD:

 If Office package is purchased in a CD, we can just insert the disk and install the product that will ask for 25digit alpha numeric product key to activate, the CD is already supplied with the key with which we can activate the software. This is a virus free installation.

Installing a Trial:

Download the trial package from microsoft site and it will give us a trial key while installing. It will connect to a site that will validate the copy and issues a trial key that will have full functional usage till 30 days. Before you enter a valid Product Key, you can run the software for 30 days, which is the grace period. During the grace period, certain features or programs may be enabled that are not included in the product you have purchased. After you enter a valid Product Key, you will see only the programs and features you have purchased.

After the grace period, if you have not entered a valid Product Key, the software goes into Reduced Functionality mode. In Reduced Functionality mode, your software behaves similarly to a viewer. You cannot save modifications to documents or create new documents, and functionality might be reduced. No existing files or documents are harmed in Reduced Functionality mode. After you enter your Product Key and activate your software, you will have full functionality for the programs and features you purchased

After the grace period, we need to purchase a product key and follow instructions as below:

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Help, and then click Activate Product Key.
  3. Follow the instructions in the Activation Wizard to enter product key.
  4. When the wizard finishes, exit the Office program, and then restart it.
 Installing a Full Version: 

If you have purchased an online version, go to microsoft.com, downloads, purchase page, follow the instructions to purchase the kit using credit card. You will get the software package that you can download. After downloading the package double click to install it. we will have to activate using internet after installing the trial initially, it will go to our account and it will install the key we have purchased online.


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