Description of the system requirements for all editions of Office 2000

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SUMMARY

This article describes the system requirements for the five different editions of Office. The editions of Office are:
  • Standard
  • Small Business Edition
  • Professional
  • Premium
  • Developer

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CPU

Office requires a Pentium processor with a clock speed of at least 75 MHz.

A Pentium processor with a clock speed of at least 166 MHz is required to use Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000, included in both Microsoft Office 2000 Premium and Microsoft Office 2000 Developer.

Operating System

Office runs on the following operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
NOTE: Some functionality, including Microsoft Office Server Extensions, Microsoft Data Engine, and Microsoft NetMeeting, requires Service Pack 4 or later when running on Windows NT 4.0.

For more information about obtaining the latest Windows NT service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to obtain the latest Windows NT 4.0 service pack

Memory

Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me

Sixteen (16) MB of RAM is required for the operating system, plus an additional 4 MB of RAM for each program running simultaneously, except the following as noted:
8 MB Microsoft Access
8 MB Microsoft FrontPage
8 MB Microsoft Outlook
16 MB PhotoDraw

Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, or Windows XP

Thirty-two (32) MB of RAM is required for the operating system, plus an additional 4 MB of RAM for each program running simultaneously, except the following as noted:
8 MB Microsoft Access
8 MB Microsoft FrontPage
8 MB Microsoft Outlook
16 MB PhotoDraw

Available Hard Disk Space

The amount of disk space required to install Office depends on several factors, including the edition of Office you are installing and what components you install. The following table shows the default amount of space required for each edition of Office.
Edition                  Disk space required for default installation
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Standard                 189 MB
Small Business Edition   178 MB for Disk 1
                         182 MB for Disk 2
Professional             217 MB for Disk 1
                         174 MB for Disk 2
Premium                  252 MB for Disk 1
                         174 MB for Disk 2
                         100 MB for Disk 3
Developer                same as Premium, plus:
                            60 MB for minimal installation
                            95 MB for MSDN library
                            345 MB for complete installation
				
For a more detailed breakdown of the amount of disk space required to install Office, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
210393 Disk space requirements for Microsoft Office 2000

Disk Drives

A CD-ROM drive (or compatible DVD-ROM drive) is required to install Office.

Monitor

A VGA or higher-resolution monitor is required. A Super VGA monitor with at least 800x600 resolution and 256 colors is recommended.

Pointing Device

A Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device is required.

Other Requirements

Some Office features have additional requirements.

Modem

A 9600 baud or higher modem is required. A 14,400 baud or higher modem is recommended.

Multimedia

A multimedia computer is required for sound and other multimedia effects.

E-mail

Supported e-mail systems are Microsoft Mail, Microsoft Exchange client, Outlook, Internet SMTP/POP3, IMAP4, or other MAPI-compliant messaging software.

Collaboration and Help

Microsoft Exchange Server is required for some advanced collaboration functionality in Outlook.

Microsoft Internet Information Server for Windows NT 4.0, Peer Web Services version 4.0 for Windows NT Workstation, or Microsoft Personal Web Server for Windows 95 is required to publish to the Web.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, (included in Office) or Windows 98 is required for Web collaboration and viewing Help files.

Internet

Some Internet functionality may require Internet access and payment of a fee to an Internet service provider, and local telephone charges may apply.

Office Web Components

Office Web Components require Internet Explorer 4.01 or later running on any version of Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT. You must also have Office (Small Business Edition, Premium, or Developer) or the stand-alone version of Access 2000 installed, to browse a Web page interactively by using the Office Web Components.

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Article ID: 217883 - Last Review: November 6, 2007 - Revision: 1.8
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Developer Edition
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