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Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

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Appendix A. Installing Project

Office 2013 and Project 2013 run only on computers that have Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed. As long as your computer passes this operating-system requirement, installing Project 2013 is comfortingly similar to installing other Microsoft programs. If you’re installing from scratch, you barely have to tell the wizard anything.

If there’s an earlier version of Project already on your computer, you have the option to upgrade the previous version or to keep it in addition to installing Project 2013. (If you already have a 32-bit version installed, the other versions you install must also be 32 bit.) Installing multiple versions of Project offers several benefits. Not only can you use your old favorite features to manage the projects you’re already working on, but you can also experiment with Project 2013 to see if it works for you. If it doesn’t, you can uninstall it and continue working with your earlier version. Upgrading, on the other hand, means that the new version overwrites the earlier one, so you would have to reinstall your older version to revert to it.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to install Project 2013 Standard or Professional from a CD or a hard drive. During the installation process, custom options are kept out of the way unless you need them. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to find and use them to choose what you want to install, and where. You’ll also learn how to install Project Pro for Office 365 if you have a subscription to ...

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