To install Microsoft Word for Windows XP, insert the Microsoft Office disc into your computer, and check the product key on the packaging box. Go to My Computer, and click the Setup.exe option to open the Setup window. From the new window, click the Install Now button, enter the product key, choose Microsoft Word and any other product you want to install from the provided menu, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
To find the product key, locate the 25-character key separated by dashes on the packaging box. As you type in the product key, do not include the dashes.The installation takes approximately 10 minutes or longer, depending on the number of selected products. Click the Close button when the installation process ends.
Alternatively, if you have downloaded the installer directly from Microsoft, check the product key in your email. Go to the Downloads folder of your computer, and open the Microsoft Office installer. Enter the product key if prompted, select Microsoft Word and other programs you want to install, and then click the Install Now button.
To activate the product, select the online option to activate via Internet, and then click Next. To activate the product later, open any Microsoft Office program, click File, go to Help, and then select Activate Product Key.