How to Download Microsoft Word 2000

By John Kibilko

Reloading Word 2000 from a CD takes only a few minutes.
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Microsoft Word 2000 can be downloaded (for free, in most cases) from a large number of websites. Word normally comes as part of a Microsoft Works suite package, so if you load the entire package Word will be installed as a component of it. You also can reload your Word 2000 program from your Microsoft Suite 2000 disk ("disk 2").

Step 1

Click on the “Start” button and choose “Run.”

Step 2

Type “Q:\Win32\install\WORDPRO\OFFICE2K.EXE” (without quotes) in the box provided and click “Okay” (or hit “Enter”).

Step 3

Follow the instructions through a series of “Windows Installer” dialog boxes that appear, by clicking "Next" when prompted after each box.

Step 4

Type in your name initials, organization (optional) and the 25-digit product code key that came with your copy of Word 2000. Choose “Next.”

Step 5

Read the “Microsoft Office 2000 Ready to Install” user license agreement dialogue box and choose the “Customize” selection.

Step 6

Click “Next” in the Microsoft Office 2000 Installation Location” dialog box that appears. The default location is "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office" directory. Clicking “Next” accepts this location, unless you want to choose a different location. Don’t do so.

Step 7

Select the features you want to install--in this case, “Microsoft Word for Windows.”

Step 8

Wait while the installation dialog boxes download the program. When the dialog box “Installer Information” appears, click “Yes” to restart your computer and complete the installation.