Updating office xp
You are guided through the installation by the Microsoft Office Installation Wizard (Figure), which presents a familiar multi-dialog setup routine.
After the initial preparation, the User information dialog (Figure) provides a place to input your user information and 25-character Product Key.
Why Microsoft insists on polluting the Start Menu like this is beyond me, and it's high time that Office got its own group in the Start Menu like every other Windows application.
Activating Microsoft Office XP Once Office XP is installed, you get to "activate" the product, a new mandatory registration process that is designed to prevent piracy.
Activation can occur via Internet or telephone (Figure) and I've tried both.
If you choose not to, you will be able to launch Office applications 50 times before the entire suite ratchets down to restricted mode.
And each of those 50 times, the Activation Wizard will appear before you can use the applications.
And like new versions of Windows and Internet Explorer, Office Setup includes a reporting tool that lets you easily notify Microsoft when there are problems.
New and improved Setup tools include the Custom Installation Wizard (CIW), Custom Maintenance Wizard (CMW), and the Save My Settings Wizard.