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List of system requirements for Microsoft Office XP
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For a Microsoft Office 2000 version of this article, see 217883
This article describes the system requirements for the following three editions of Office XP:
CPUOffice XP requires a Pentium processor with a clock speed of at least 133 megahertz (MHz).
Operating SystemOffice runs on the following operating systems:
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Windows XP:128 megabytes (MB) of RAM is required for the operating system, plus an additional 8 MB of RAM for each program running simultaneously.
Windows 98:24 MB of RAM is required for the operating system, plus an additional 8 MB of RAM for each program running simultaneously.
Windows Millennium Edition (Me) and Windows NT 4.0:32 MB of RAM is required for the operating system, plus an additional 8 MB of RAM for each program running simultaneously.
Windows 2000 Professional:64 MB of RAM is required for the operating system, plus an additional 8 MB of RAM for each program running simultaneously.
Available Hard Disk SpaceThe following table shows the default amount of space required for each edition of Office.
*Approximately 115 MB will be installed on the same drive where the operating system is installed.
Edition Approximate Disk Space Requirements* ------------------------------------------------------------ Standard 191 MB Professional 230 MB Professional 276 MB with FrontPage
The amount of disk space varies, depending on multiple factors. For a more detailed description of the amount of disk space required to install Office, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290372/ )OFFXP: Disk space requirements for Microsoft Office
Disk DrivesA CD-ROM drive (or compatible DVD-ROM drive) is required to install Office.
MonitorA Super VGA monitor with at least 800x600 resolution and 256 colors is required.
Pointing DeviceA Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device is required.
Other RequirementsSome Office features have additional requirements.
MultimediaA multimedia computer is required for sound and other multimedia effects. A hardware accelerated video card or MMX processor provides improved graphical rendering performance.
Speech RecognitionSpeech recognition requires the following:
E-Mail and InternetMicrosoft Exchange, Internet SMTP/POP3, IMAP4, or MAPI-compliant messaging software is required for e-mail. Microsoft Exchange Server is required for certain advanced collaboration functionality in Microsoft Outlook. Some Internet functionality may require Internet access via a 14.4 KBps or greater modem or a high-speed connection, and payment of a separate fee to a service provider; local charges may apply.
HandwritingA graphics tablet is recommended for handwriting input features.
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For more information about Office XP, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 285342 - Last Review: December 4, 2007 - Revision: 4.8