Microsoft PowerPoint is a robust piece of software that allows anyone to make presentations on the computer. A simple set of instructions is all that is required to install this software onto your computer. Once installed, you'll be able to start working with Microsoft PowerPoint immediately.
Power on your computer and log in to your administrator account.
Insert the Microsoft PowerPoint software CD into your computer and wait for the autorun program to start. If the autorun program does not start on its own, click the Start button and select Windows Explorer. Browse to your CD drive and double-click on the setup.exe program.
Follow the on-screen prompts until you reach the license agreement. Check the box indicating that you agree to the terms of the agreement and click Next.
Follow the prompts until you are asked for the CD key for your software. Locate this key on the inside of your CD case or on the inside of the box the software came in.
Enter the CD key into the setup program and click Next.
Click the Next button to confirm that you wish to install the software and then wait while the software is installed on your computer.
After the software has installed, remove the CD from your computer and start the program. You will be asked to register the program, which you should do in order to receive updates and security patches from Microsoft.
- Depending on which version of Microsoft PowerPoint you purchase, you may be asked to enter your CD key after the software has been installed.
- To save time during the installation process, close all other running applications on the computer. This will allow the installation program to have full access to the processor and memory, which can help cut down on how long it takes to copy over files from the CD.
- Do not discard the CD, CD case, product manual or product box once you have installed the software. You will need these items in case the program ever needs to be repaired, reinstalled or have an add-on from the CD installed to the PC.