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Office Suite

There are three version of Microsoft Office Suite: 97, 2000, and 2002 (XP). For licensing reasons, what version of Office to install depends on when the Gateway workstation was bought. Generally,

Office Suite with Gateway workstations comes as a two-CD set that includes Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher. Everyone gets Word and Excel. Nobody gets Outlook or Outlook Express (we use the more secure Lotus Notes). Publisher is installed only for those who have used it before.

Each two-CD set has a product key. For Office 2000, it's on a separate currency-like sheet of paper. For Office 2002, it's on the cardboard envelope the CDs came in. Have that product key ready.

These instructions are for Office 2002; Office 2000 will be similar.

  1. Install the Office CD 1 in the CD drive.
  2. Office setup should autostart in a minute or so. If not,
    1. press the Start button and choose Run… (or press Win-R);
    2. in the Open field, type D:\setup.exe and press OK.
  3. On the first screen, enter the product key. Press Next.
  4. On the second screen, choose Custom. Press Next.
  5. On the third screen, press Next.
  6. On the fourth screen, press Outlook and choose Do Not Install. Do the same for Publisher if the target user does not use it. Press Next.
  7. On the final screen, press Finish.

When the installation is done, you will need to restart your computer.

© 2003 by Andy West. Written 26 November 2003.