Mohamed Sobhy
Aug 1, 2017

Welcome to our tutorial, now I am going to show you how to install Microsoft Excel program. It is important to know that Excel is one out of several useful programs in Microsoft Office, which is the main bundle of these programs.

Setup folder - Microsoft Excel

By the end of this tutorial you will be aware of:

Two questions to go, First:

Do we choose the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Microsoft Office ?

The 32-bit version of Office is the recommended option for most users, because it prevents potential compatibility issues with other 32-bit applications, specifically third-party add-ins that are available only for 32-bit operating systems.

In general, the Microsoft Office disc includes both 32- and 64-bit versions.

Second and last question to go:

Do we choose the 2007, or 2010, or 2013 or 2016 or further editions of Microsoft Office ?

Two main differences between each edition:

  • One is the new options provided to format your data.
  • Two is the new window style with better oriented buttons to enhance the user interaction.

Therefore, you could choose any of the above editions. Personally, I prefer edition 2010 which is the most popular and will cause less compatibility issues to clients or other users who will open your files.

You should have the setup folder. If you do not have one, try any of the following links. It will direct you to a download web page.

How To Install Excel Program

The following video will show you step by step the installation proccess with exact simulation to the real setup phases. You will find below a transcription of the video, also refer to the above link to download the Excel program.

Transcription of Video

  • Now, will start installing the Excel program. After you get the setup folder, you will have a file which looks like one below with dot exe extension
    Setup file - Microsoft Excel
  • Double click it
  • User account control will appear
  • Click Yes
  • New window with progress bar will show extracting files
  • wait till completion
  • New window will ask for product key
  • A product key will be found in a text file titled Serial dot txt in the setup folder
  • Notice the “ Continue “ button is deactivated
  • Copy key from text file
  • Then paste in the above input area
  • A notice will show " wait while key is validated "
  • The “ Continue “ button is activated
  • Click Continue
  • License window will appear
  • Notice again the “ Continue “ button is deactivated
  • look over or skip by Clicking the lower checkbox
  • The “ Continue “ button is activated
  • Click Continue
  • Choices window will appear
  • In order to minimize installation size, Click “ Customize “
  • A “ Customize “ window will appear
  • Notice the upper tabs, by default the first tab titled “ Installation Options “ is shown
  • Click the first sub item under “ Microsoft Office “
  • A drop down menu will appear
  • Click “ Not Available “
  • Notice icon change to red “ X “ mark on sub item titled “ Microsoft Access “
  • Skip “ Microsoft Excel “, this sub item shall not be marked with “ X “
  • Repeat marking the next sub items
  • Stop marking at sub item titled “ Microsoft Word “
  • Leave last sub items titled “ Office Shared Features “ & “ Office Tools “ unmarked
  • On the same window at the top, Click the second tab title “ File Location “. This tab allows you to :
  • Click “ Browse “ and choose the desired installation folder
  • Click “ Install Now “ at the bottom
  • Further window will show percentage of installation as a progress bar completing in green. The process will take few minutes.
  • Next window will say the installation is complete
  • Click “ Close “ at the bottom
  • Another smaller window will appear asking to reboot your computer
  • Click “ Yes “
  • Now the program is ready to use
  • Go to “ Start Menu “ then “ All Programs “
  • then down & Click “ Microsoft Office “ folder
  • Click “ Microsoft Excel “ icon listed below

How To Create a Shortcut on your desktop

In order to create a shortcut on your desktop.

  • Right click on the “ Excel “ link in the " Start Menu "
  • a drop down menu will appear
  • go down to “ Send to “
  • Further drop down menu will appear
  • go to and click “ Desktop (create shortcut) “
  • Check your desktop, you will find a new shortcut ready for use


  • Microsoft Office Manuals
  • Practical Experience
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Mohamed Sobhy

Mohamed is a freelance web designer, recreational software developer, author and CEO of . Also, has passion to learn and transfer the know-how of every valuable thing.
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