How To Install Microsoft® Office® 2010 on a Netbook
Netbooks are a category of small, lightweight, and reasonably priced laptop computers suited for common computing and accessing Web-based applications. Netbooks normally have a long battery life. You can install Microsoft Office 2010 with the help of an installation CD of Microsoft Office 2010 or, if you do not have one, you can do it by either using your Product Key or downloading a copy to your PC. But before doing all these you have to ensure that the system requirements on your Netbook for installing Microsoft Office 2010 is being met. If not, the application will not function to your expectations. It is important to know the product key while installing the application.
- Hardware requirements
- Check if it is preloaded
- Download the software
To meet the performance of Microsoft Office 2010 in your Netbook, you should meet the minimum system requirements like Intel Pentium III 500MHz processor, 256MB RAM, DirectX 9.0c graphics chip with 64MB dedicated memory for proper functioning. Also the Operating System of your computer must be at least Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista SP1 or Windows 7 to be compatible with Microsoft Office 2010 32bit or 64bit version.
Check if it is preloaded
Before you start the process of installing Microsoft Office 2010, check if your system is already preloaded with it. For this, click the Windows Start Menu and try to locate Microsoft Office 2010 in the menu. If you see Microsoft Office 2010 in the list, it will mean that the Microsoft Office 2010 is already installed in the system. Click the Windows Start Menu, and then click Microsoft Office 2010. On the startup screen, look for 'Check' mark, and then click Activate when prompted, enter your 25-character Product Key.
If the application is not preloaded, download it from the web. For this first locate your 25-character Product Key present in your product package or confirmation e-mail. Then go to the official website to download the application. When asked, enter your 25-character Product Key and choose your product language. You can either download the software for free or order for a DVD for fee. Then enter your Windows Live ID or create a new Windows Live ID account. After that you will be presented with a link to download your software and will also receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to the download if you prefer to wait and download at a later time. Then, click Download now to start the downloading process. Save the file to your desktop in your Netbook and remember not to change the file name. Once downloading it to your system, double-click the file icon to install it.
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