Top 5 tips to install Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2010 is the latest on offer from Microsoft for all users who are looking for a productivity suite that offers classic applications to take care of all computing tasks. If you are interested in installing Microsoft Office 2010, you would find it interesting to note that this productivity suite comprises a whole host of applications like Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Microsoft OneNote 2010, Microsoft Publisher 2010, Microsoft Access 2010, Microsoft InfoPath 2010, Microsoft Outlook 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010, and Microsoft Lync 2010.
Tip: All the applications may not be available on all the versions of the suite. Please check before you install a particular version.
Here, we give you the top 5 tips that can come handy while you’re trying to install Microsoft Office 2010.
Uninstall previous versions from the OS
If you are upgrading to Microsoft Office 2010, remember that you need to uninstall the previous versions of Microsoft Office suite. That’s the first thing to do, if you want the successfully install Microsoft Office 2010 on your computer. Not uninstalling previous versions may lead to errors while installing the latest version and the old version may not uninstall during the upgrade process.
All applications not available on all the versions
Another useful tip that we have for you is to check before you purchase a version. Microsoft Office 2010 is a huge productivity suite and has several versions/editions – tailor-made to suit the different needs of different users. Therefore, if you are a student, you could settle for Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student edition, if you are a professional you can choose Microsoft Office 2010 Professional and so on.
Retail and Volume Licensing
A very significant tip that you should know before you install Microsoft Office 2010 is that, this productivity suite is available in two categories – Retail and Volume Licensing. For up to five licenses you can opt to purchase from the retail category (three versions available). If you require purchasing five licenses or more, you could opt to purchase from the volume licensing category (two versions available). This reduces the hassles of purchasing several copies and also brings down the cost of purchase for sure.
Microsoft Office 2010 gives you the facility to install applications as per your requirements. Therefore, if you have five applications that come along with the particular version you have chosen, and you know you will only use three of them, you could choose not to install the remaining two now and keep them for later use. By customizing the installation you can save time, valuable system space, and money.
The most important tip related to installing Microsoft Office 2010 is the minimum system requirements that you have to ensure that your PC has. Your computer should be equipped with at least a 500 MHz Processor, a 256 MB Ram, hard disk space of 3 GB or 3.5 GB (depending on the edition). Apart from those requirements, you also need either of the following OSs on your PC: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP1), and Windows 7.
With these handy tips, you can certainly be confident that you can get Microsoft Office 2010 successfully installed on your system. Just in case you encounter any error while doing it, we recommend you contact a technical expert immediately.
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