Nowadays almost of people having Internet access use Google and Wikipedia to find information, that is still a good deal to have an “offline” DVD based encyclopedia on your computer. My recommendations are Microsoft Encarta and Britannica. Apart from not having up to date information, both are really gifts from the God. Cheap price, high quality articles written by well-know scholars, these encyclopedia help you keep almost thing about the world in your computer. I believe that the open encyclopedia Wikipedia will not completely replace the DVD-based encyclopedia in the short time to come.
In this article, I just want to write down the installation process in detail to help you get Encarta 2009 on your computer, even without DVD ROM – physical disk in the fastest way.