Installing Microsoft Office on your computer

Installing MS office application on your computer

  1. Insert the MS office 2007 DVD which you purchased in the DVD writer. The installation wizard will automatically appear.
  2. Enter the product key which is printed on the backside of the DVD cover. Click ‘Continue’.
  3. Select ‘I accept the terms of this agreement’ check box and click on ‘continue’.
  4. You have to select an option to install, Upgrade (to switch from previous version) or customize (to select the required features from the installation).
  5. Click on customize option, click on installation tab and deselect the programs which you do not use.
  6. Click on ‘Install now’ button.
  7. The installation progress window is displayed which shows you the status of the installation.
  8. It will take 10 to 15 minutes depending on your computer hardware. Click ‘close’.
  9. The installation is now complete. First time when you open any office program you will be asked to activate your product.
  10. Select ‘I want to activate the software over internet’ option. Click on ‘Next’.
  11. Click ‘Finish’ to complete the installation.

Installing Microsoft Security Essentials

  1. Download the Microsoft Security Essentials from the Microsoft download centre.
  2. When the Microsoft Security Essentials download completes click on ‘Run’ button.
  3. The installation process starts very quickly and the wizard is displayed.
  4. Click on ‘Next’, the terms and agreement window is displayed. Click on ‘I accept’ to accept the terms and conditions.
  5. In the next step you will be required to validate the copy of your Windows operating system. Click on ‘validate’.
  6. The ‘Ready to install Microsoft Security Essentials’ window displays. Click on ‘Install’.
  7. Once the ‘Microsoft Security Essentials’ is installed it immediately updates itself with the latest antivirus definitions.
  8. Click on ‘Finish’. Once the updates are done the Window changes to green colour from red. It says that the PC is now protected.
  9. Your installation is now complete.

Installing Smart Defragger

  1. Download the free software from internet. Close all the applications before starting the installation.
  2. Double click the setup file.  A window will be displayed to start the installation process.
  3. Click on ‘Next’. ‘Select the destination’ window appears. You may browse to select a different location to copy the set up files or you can simple select the default location.
  4. Click on ‘Next’. It will show you the name of the folder. If you want you can change the name of the folder. Click on ‘Next’ when you are done.
  5. Click on ‘Install’ to start the installation process. Click on ‘Finish’ to complete the installation process. This will complete the ‘Smart Defragger’ installation.

 Installing Ccleaner

  1. Download the free version of Ccleaner from the internet. Double click the setup file of Ccleaner.
  2. Click ‘Yes’ to activate the version. The Welcome screen is displayed, click on ‘Next’.
  3. Uncheck the option ‘Install Google chrome as my default browser’.
  4. Click ‘Install’ to start the installation process. It will take 1 to 2 minutes to complete the installation. Click ‘Finish’ to complete the installation process.
  5. The intelligently scan for cookies option will be displayed. Click ‘No’.
  6. The installation of Ccleaner is now complete.

Using Microsoft Office

Learning to use all the applications with the MS Office suite can take a long time, particularly if you teach yourself. There are many online tutorials which can help with the process and a search at YouTube will give you a good start. If you want to learn to use Microsoft Excel and Word for business purposes you might want to consider taking a course. There are numerous training providers such as Paul Brown Training Ltd who provide 1 day courses either at public centres or your own offices.