How to Transfer Microsoft Office to a New Hard Drive


Transferring your current installation of Microsoft Office to a new drive on your computer can help to free up space on the initial drive, allowing you to manage your files to your specifications. You'll remove Office from the original drive, install the core files to the secondary drive and move your custom user files afterward.

Things You'll Need

  • Office installation CD
  • Click "Start" and click "Control Panel."

  • Select "Programs and Features." Click "Office" and select "Uninstall." Select "Yes" when asked if you want to retain your user files.

  • Insert the Office CD into the computer. Select "Install Now," enter your product key, choose the option for a "Custom Installation," select "File Location" and select the drive letter of the secondary drive as the location for the installation.

  • Right-click "Start" and select "Explore."

  • Click "Computer," "C" and "Program Files." Drag and drop the "Microsoft Office" folder from the "C" drive to the "Program Files" folder on the secondary drive. This will transfer your user files.

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