As we reported earlier, Microsoft Office 2010 RTM has been released and is now available for purchase. Office 2010 packs-in a host of new features and sports an enhanced user interface.
Installing Office 2010 is simple and is pretty much similar to Office 2007 installation procedure. Users who are switching from Office 2007 will definitely enjoy the improved UI and added features in the latest version of Office.
Before you begin installing Office 2010, please make sure that your PC meets the minimum system requirements of Office 2010:
- 5oo MHz or higher processor
- 256 MB of RAM; 512 MB recommended
- 3.5 GB of minimum disk space
- Windows XP SP3 (supports only 32-bit Office), Vista SP1, Windows 7, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008
Note that 1 GHz processor is required to run Outlook with Business Contact Manager.
If your PC meets the minimum requiremetns, complete the below mentioned steps to successfully install Office 2010 on your PC.
Step 1: Insert Office 2010 CD/DVD into the optical drive. If the the Office setup doesn’t start automatically, open My Computer, double-click on CD/DVD drive and then double-click on Setup.exe file to kick-start the installation.
Step 2: Enter the 25-character product key printed on your Office 2010 product box and then click Continue button.
Step 3: Check I accept the terms of this agreement box and then click Continue button to proceed to the next step.
Step 4: Here, you have two options: Install Now and Customize. Clicking the Install Now button will begin installing Office 2010 on your Windows drive. If you don’t have enough free space (at least 4GB for Professional Plus) on your Windows drive, click Customize button to select a different drive as installation location.
The Customize option also lets you select the Office applications that you want to install. Useful option if you want don’t want to install one or two Office applications in the suite. Finally, click Install button to begin installing the Office product.
How to change Office 2010 color scheme and how to import or export ribbon and toolbar customization in Office 2010 guide might also interest you. We also suggest you download the free Getting Started with Office 2010 e-book from Microsoft to explore the new features and options introduced with Office 201o.