How do you open a program such as Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop?

Do a search for "WINWORD.exe".
Should be somewhere in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\

Once you've found it, <right-click> go to [send to] and select the "Desktop (create shortcut)" option. This should create a shortcut on your desktop.
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