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Solved: Microsoft "Office" XP Professional with Front Page/I only want to install EXCEL

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  1. hotskates

    hotskates Thread Starter

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    I have Windows XP "Home Edition" on my computer now, and I need to learn EXCEL (because I'm using it at work and I have never used it before), so my boss sent me home with the disk from the computer at work which is the entire WIndows XP Professional with Front Page. How can I just install Excel off of that disk? I don't want to install the whole thing because I don't need it. Is this possible?

    If it isn't possible, then can I install the whole "Professional edition" and keep it separate from my home computer software (home edition), possibly under another user account or something like that?
     
  2. EAFiedler

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    Hi hotskates

    It should give you the option of a Typical, Custom or Advanced installation.

    Windows XP Home Edition is referring to the Operating System.
    Office XP Professional is referring to the Office suite itself.
    Office XP Professional should include: Excel 2002, Word 2002, Outlook 2002, Access 2002 and PowerPoint 2002.

    What does the Disk actually say?
     
  3. HandleX

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    Choose - "Custom" and then just UNcheck everyone you do not want installed ;)
     
  4. hotskates

    hotskates Thread Starter

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    Hi EAFielder........There are 3 disks that he gave me:
    1. Office XP "Professional with Front Page" - version 2002, Enterprise, Disc 1
    2. " " " " " " " Media content, Disk 2
    3. " " " " " " " Step by Step,Interactive Training - Enterprise, Disk 3
     
  5. hotskates

    hotskates Thread Starter

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    So then, Excel would work ok with my WINDOWS Home edition?
     
  6. EAFiedler

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    Disk 1 contains only the Office XP suite, not the operating system.
    The Office XP Professional software just has a similar name to the operating system.
    Yes, installing the entire Office XP Professional package or just one of the programs onto your Windows XP Home Edition operating system should be fine.
     
  7. hotskates

    hotskates Thread Starter

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    I"m going to work on this tomorrow and then I'll let ya know how it turns out;)
     
  8. coachdan32

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    I would rethink your decision to install the whole suite. Not often do you get a chance to get Office at no charge to you. All the programs that come with it come in handy at some time (the only one most people could do without is Access) and you could learn the entire suite which would benefit you in the long run.
     
  9. hotskates

    hotskates Thread Starter

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    What is the Media Content on disk #2 ?

    And, if I install the entire Suite program, will that override or cover up every aspect of my home edition of Microsoft Works?
     
  10. coachdan32

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    It shouldn't bother Works at all, although I am not sure why that would matter. Once you get used to Office, Works will be the first thing you uninstall.
     
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    Thanks guys.......I installed all the programs and all is well! Now I have to get busy and figure out how they all work:eek:
     
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