Microsoft KB Archive/107599
Microsoft Knowledge Base
Office: Installing Files from Microsoft Select
Last reviewed: September 9, 1996
Article ID: Q107599
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Office for Windows, versions 3.0
- Microsoft Office for the Macintosh, version 3.0
- Microsoft Excel for Windows, version 4.0
- Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh, version 4.0
Microsoft Select is a collection of Microsoft products (with multiple languages included) for Macintosh, Windows, and MS-DOS. This product is available on a set of three compact discs (CDs).
The files included on the three Microsoft Select CDs are platform specific: one CD contains Macintosh applications, one contains Windows applications, and one contains MS-DOS applications. Because these files are compressed, they cannot be installed directly from the CD.
Windows and MS-DOS Applications
The SELECT.EXE file, located on the root directory of the disk, allows you to create disk images from the programs on the CD. Use the disk appropriate for the type of program you want to install:
- If you want to install Windows applications, use the Microsoft Application Products Disk 1 of 2.
- If you want to install MS-DOS applications, use the Microsoft Application Products Disk 2 of 2
To use SELECT.EXE for Windows or MS-DOS applications, follow the steps below:
- From the MS-DOS prompt, switch to the CD-ROM drive:
- Type "SELECT" (without the quotation marks).
A list will be displayed showing all of the Microsoft Applications on the disk.
- Use the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys to select the application you want to install and press ENTER.
- A list will be displayed showing all of the languages available for the selected application.
- Use the UP ARROW key and the DOWN ARROW key to select the language and press ENTER.
At this point you will be given the following choices:
MAKE DISKS ON DRIVE A MAKE DISKS ON DRIVE B MAKE NETWORK INSTALL
If you select the MAKE DISKS ON DRIVE A or MAKE DISKS ON DRIVE B options, you will be prompted to insert disks until you have a complete set of installable disks.
If you select the MAKE NETWORK INSTALL option, a directory structure will be created on the specified drive. You can install the program from this directory.
This type of installation is different from the normal Network installation because the files are still compressed. If you run Setup to install Microsoft Excel from the network, you will be prompted only for Complete, Custom, and Minimum Setups. If you want to use the Workstation Setup option, you must run Setup from disks or from the network to install to another network share. After you run Setup (and select the Server option) you can then run Setup from a workstation and you will receive the Workstation option.
To install Macintosh applications from Select, do the following:
- From the Microsoft Application Products CD, start the Disk Copy 4.2 program.
- Click the mouse to continue.
- Choose the Load Image File button.
- In the dialog box, select the application you want to install and choose the Open button.
- Select the desired language and choose the Open button.
- Choose the first of the .IMAGE files and choose the Open button to return to the Disk Duplicator screen.
- Choose Make A Copy and insert a disk into the disk drive.
- Repeat steps 6 through 8 until all .IMAGE files have been copied.
You should be able to install the application from the disks you created.
Last reviewed: September 9, 1996