How to Install Microsoft Word on My PC

by John Ruiz

Microsoft Word is a part of the Microsoft Office family, serving as a word processor that can open various document types including standard DOC files, text files, rich text formats, Web pages and other formats. It can also import files created in other Microsoft Office programs to maximize user productivity. Installing Microsoft Office will associate DOC files so opening the document by double-clicking the file opens it using Microsoft Word.

Step 1

Open Windows Explorer and double-click on the drive that contains the Microsoft Office disc. If the setup does not launch, double-click the “setup.exe” file inside the disc.

Step 2

Enter the serial number if prompted and accept the license agreement by checking the only checkbox there. Click the “Customize” button to configure the setup to install only Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office components that you need.

Step 3

Click on the button found left of an item that you do not need to install. Click the “Not Available” item to exclude it from the installation. Repeat this step on other items that you do not need to save space.

Click the “Install Now” button to install Microsoft Word and other desired components.


  • If you cannot find the serial number, click the blue question mark icon for help.
  • If you want to install Microsoft Word in a different folder, click the “File Location” tab after you completed Step 3. Browse for a different path and proceed to Step 4.


About the Author

John Ruiz began his writing career in 2008 as a freelancer writing for eHow and various technology, software and hardware blogs. He has been designing websites since 2002. Ruiz earned a Bachelor of Science in information technology and web design from AMA Computer University.

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