Making A Copy of Microsoft Office Software to CD

By Lucosi Fuller

Getting a Blank CD ready

Insert a blank CD into your CD burner. Click on the "Computer" or "My Computer" icon on your desktop and then click on the blank CD to open it. Minimize the window. You'll need the window of the CD and the window of the Microsoft Office applications open to complete the procedure.

Locating the Microsoft Office Programs

Click on "Computer" or "My Computer" again, only this time you'll click on the drive where your programs are (this is normally the "(C:)" drive). Click on the "Programs" folder and locate the "Microsoft Office" folder. Click on the "Restore" button on the "Programs" window (the double-squares between "_" and "X" in the upper right corner of the window) to shrink it. Maximize the window of the blank CD and pull the "Programs" window over it so that you can see both windows at the same time.

Copying Microsoft Office to a Disc

Click on the "Microsoft Office" folder and drag it over to an open space in the blank CD window. This will begin the copying process. Depending on the speed of your computer, it may take awhile, because there are large files in the Microsoft Office folder. Once the files are copied, click around in the folder to ensure that everything is in there. Create a text file (Word or Notebook), type the product key in the file, and put it in the CD window where the Microsoft Office folder is. You'll need it to install Microsoft Office on another computer. Click on "Burn to disc" at the top of the screen. The burn wizard will open. Click on "Mastered" and then click on "Next." Give the disc a title when the burn wizard prompts you to, select the fastest burn speed, and then click on "Next" to start the burn process. When the CD is finished burning, it will automatically eject from the CD burner.