Install or remove individual Office programs and components

When you install a Microsoft Office suite, you may want to customize your installation to only include certain Office programs or components.

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Install or remove individual Office programs

If you only want to install certain programs from your Office suite - for example, you have Office Home and Business and want to install Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook but not OneNote – you can choose a custom installation during setup.

  1. Initiate the installation of your Office suite.
  2. In the Choose the installation you want dialog box, click Customize.
  3. On the Installation Options tab, right click the programs that you do not want installed, and then click Not Available  Not Available   .
  4. Click Install now to complete the custom installation.

 Important    You can’t remove Office programs individually after the suite has been installed. You must uninstall Office completely, and then reinstall it using a custom installation following the steps outlined above.

Uninstall Office

  1. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Do one of the following:
  • Windows 7 and Windows Vista     Click Programs, and then click Programs and Features. Click the name of the Office suite that you want to remove, and then click Uninstall.

 Note   In Classic view, double-click Programs and Features. Click the name of the Office suite that you want to remove, and then click Uninstall.

  • Microsoft Windows XP    Click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Change or Remove Programs. Click the name of the Office suite that you want to remove, and then click Uninstall.

 Note   In Classic view, double-click Add or Remove Programs, click the name of the Office suite that you want to remove, and then click Uninstall.

  1. Follow the prompts to complete the removal.

To learn more, see Repair or remove Office.

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Install or remove individual Office program components

When you first try to use a feature that is not yet installed, Office usually installs the feature automatically.

If the feature that you want is not installed automatically, do the following:

  1. Exit all programs.
  2. In Microsoft Windows, click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Windows 7 and Windows Vista     Click Programs, and then click Programs and Features. Click the name of the Microsoft Office suite or program you want to change, and then click Change.

 Note   In Classic view, double-click Programs and Features. Click the name of the Microsoft Office suite or program you want to change, and then click Change.

  • Microsoft Windows XP    Click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Change or Remove Programs. Click the name of the Microsoft Office suite or program you want to change, and then click Change.

 Note   In Classic view, double-click Add or Remove Programs, click the name of the Microsoft Office suite or program you want to change, and then click Change.

  1. In the Office Setup dialog box, click Add or Remove Features, and then click Next.
  2. Click the custom installation options that you want:
    • Click a plus sign (+) to expand a folder and see more features.
    • The symbol next to each feature indicates how that feature will be installed by default. You can change how the feature will be installed by clicking its symbol, and then selecting another symbol from the list that appears. The symbols and their meanings are as follows:

Run from my computer  Run from My Computer     The feature will be installed and stored on your hard disk when you complete Setup. Subfeatures won't be installed and stored on your hard disk.

Run from my computer  Run all from My Computer     The feature and all of its subfeatures will be installed and stored on your hard disk when you complete Setup.

Installed on first use  Installed on First Use     The feature will be installed on your hard disk when you use the feature for the first time. At that time, you may need access to the CD or network server that you originally installed from. This option may not be available for all features.

Not Available  Not Available     The feature won't be installed because it is not available.

  • If a feature has sub-features, a symbol with a white background indicates that the feature and all of its sub-features have the same installation method. A symbol with a gray background indicates that the feature and its sub-features have a combination of installation methods.
  • You can also use the keyboard to browse through features and change feature options. Use the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys to select features. Use the RIGHT ARROW key to expand a feature that contains one or more sub-features. Use the LEFT ARROW key to collapse an expanded feature. When you have selected the feature that you want to change, press SPACEBAR to display the menu of setup choices. Use the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys to select the setup option that you want, and then press ENTER.
  1. When you are done choosing the custom installation options that you want, do one of the following:
    • Click Upgrade. This button appears if Setup detects an earlier version of the same Office program on your computer.
    • Click Install Now. This button appears if Setup does not detect an earlier version of the same Office program on your computer.

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Applies to:
Access 2010, Excel 2010, InfoPath 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Project 2010, Publisher 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010, SharePoint Workspace 2010, Visio 2010, Word 2010