Install Office 2010

You can install Office 2010 from a disc or by downloading it. Because of potential backward compatibility issues the default installed version is 32-bit. However, if the 64-bit version is a better choice, follow the 64-bit installation procedure in this article.

Note: For more information about the 64-bit version, see Choose the 64-bit or 32-bit version of Office.

Install 32-bit (default) Office 2010

  1. Insert the Office 2010 disc into the drive. If the setup wizard doesn’t start automatically, navigate to the disc drive and click SETUP.EXE.

    If you don’t have a disc, you can download and install Office with your product key.

  2. When prompted, enter the product key.

    Enter the product key.

    If you need help, see Find your product key for Office 2010.

  3. Read and accept the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then click Continue.

    Read and accept the licensing terms

  4. Follow the prompts and after Office installs, click Close.

    After Office installs, click Close.

  5. In the Activation wizard, click I want to activate the software over the Internet, and then follow the prompts.

    Activate the software over the Internet

    You’ll need to activate Office to keep your Office programs filly working. If you don’t activate it when you install, you can activate it later from an Office application by clicking File > Help > Activate Product Key.

    For more information, see Activate Office 2010 programs.

Install 64-bit Office 2010

What you need to know before installing 64-bit Office:

  1. Insert the Office 2010 installation disc.

  2. Click Start, > Computer, and right-click in the disc drive where the Office 2010 installation disc was inserted, and select Open.

  3. Open the x64 folder in the installation root, and then double-click setup.exe.

    Folder structure of platform chooser for Office 2010 64-bit install.
  4. After setup completes, continue by following the default installation instructions, by entering the product key (step 2).

See Also

Install Office on a PC or Mac

Install Office 2007

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