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How to Make an MS Office Live CD

Updated March 23, 2017

Microsoft allows you to download MS Office (Microsoft Office) programs from its website to your computer after you buy them. You can burn the program data onto a blank CD-R disc, making a backup copy for yourself. This allows you to reinstall the program using your burnt CD copy if files become corrupted or you switch computers.

Insert a blank CD-R into your computer's CD burning drive and close the AutoPlay window that displays.

Click the Windows "Start" button and select "Computer." When the CD/DVD icon appears, double-click it to load the window.

Use the drag-and-drop method to copy the Microsoft Office program that you downloaded into the open window.

Right-click the CD/DVD icon and click on "Properties" after you close the window. In the "Properties" prompt, choose the "Record" option and click the "OK" button. The Microsoft Office program will burn onto the blank CD-R disc.

Eject the CD-R disc after it's completed the burning process.

Things You'll Need

  • CD Burning Drive
  • Blank CD-R Disc
  • MS Office
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Jason Candanedo is currently a student at Empire State College, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in social theory, social structure and change. He has been writing since August 2008 on his political blog and since September 2009 as a freelance writer for various websites.