IN THIS CHAPTER
Exploring Visio installation methods
Installing Visio on your computer
Activating your installation
Adding or removing components in your Visio installation
Repairing your Visio installation
If you have installed other Microsoft products on your computer, the Visio installation should be quite familiar. The Visio Setup program and the Microsoft Windows Installer use procedures similar to those for other Microsoft Office applications. Whether you are running Windows XP or Windows Vista, the process of installing programs thankfully remains the same.
This chapter describes how to install Visio 2007 from a CD or use other methods designed for deploying it in large organizations. You'll learn how to install multiple versions of Visio on your computer, which is helpful if you use some of the features discontinued in previous versions. Although the installation procedure includes default options, this chapter will show you how to choose where to install Visio as well as which components you want to install.
To verify that you are installing a legal copy of the software, Microsoft requires that you activate your copy after installation. If you don't, you can run Visio only a few times and can use only some of Visio's features during those sessions.
If you are installing Visio on a computer that is not attached to a network, it's easy to install Visio 2007 from the Visio 2007 CD. However, Microsoft Office 2007 ...