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Microsoft now offers a different mode of delivery of Office installations over the Internet. The target audience for this special mode is home networks and students using broadband with a minimum of 1 Mbps speed. According to Microsoft, Click to Run is much faster, safer, and easy to repair. However, there are many users who are struggling with this edition of Office and wish to get back to MSI installation. This article provides information on how to switch from Click to Run to MSI installations.
MSI vs Click To Run Office Installation
A Click To Run Office Installation is more like watching a streaming video on the Internet. You do not have to wait for the entire video to download. The video downloaded starts playing and while you are watching the video, the remaining video is downloaded as per the seek bar.
Likewise, with Microsoft Office Click to Run, you can start using Office apps within 90 seconds of starting the Click To Run edition without having to wait until the entire installation process.
Microsoft lists the following benefits of Click To Run:
- It is fast. You can start using your Microsoft Office in 90 seconds, which is around 10 percent of the entire time taken to install via MSI file. The programs run on your computer and not on the “cloud”.
- Click To Run installation provides the latest patches etc. even as you are installing the Office software. With MSI software, you have to install the Office and then it takes around one hour to 90 minutes to update the standalone copy of Microsoft Office installed on your computer.
- Click to Run installed applications takes up to half the amount of space taken by their MSI counterparts.
- The programs installed using the Click To Run technique repair more completely compared to the MSI editions.
Users may sometimes, face problems when using Click To Run edition of Microsoft Office. It may be because the technique is new and needs to be attended to more closely. If you face problems using Click To Run Installation, read how to Repair Click To Run Office Installation.