List of system requirements for Microsoft Office XP

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SUMMARY

This article describes the system requirements for the following three editions of Office XP:
  • Standard
  • Professional
  • Professional with FrontPage
Note This article does not cover qualifying products for the Office XP upgrade products. For upgrade information, please browse to the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/FX101321101033.aspx

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CPU

Office XP requires a Pentium processor with a clock speed of at least 133 megahertz (MHz).

Operating System

Office runs on the following operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6.0a (SP6a)
For additional information about how to obtain the latest Windows NT service pack, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

Memory

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 Space

The following table shows the default amount of space required for each edition of Office.
   Edition                 Approximate Disk Space Requirements* 
   ------------------------------------------------------------
   Standard                191 MB      
 
   Professional            230 MB

   Professional            276 MB
   with FrontPage   

   
				
*Approximately 115 MB will be installed on the same drive where the operating system is installed.

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:
290372 OFFXP: Disk space requirements for Microsoft Office

Disk Drives

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

Monitor

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

Pointing Device

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

Other Requirements

Some Office features have additional requirements.

Multimedia

A multimedia computer is required for sound and other multimedia effects. A hardware accelerated video card or MMX processor provides improved graphical rendering performance.

Speech Recognition

Speech recognition requires the following:
  • A Pentium II 400 MHz or higher processor
  • 128 MB or more of RAM
  • A close-talk microphone
  • An audio output device
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later

E-Mail and Internet

Microsoft 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.

Handwriting

A graphics tablet is recommended for handwriting input features.

SharePoint Team Services

  • Pentium 200 MHz or higher processor.
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 running Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0.
  • 128 MB of RAM.
  • Your hard-disk usage varies, depending on configuration. For a typical installation, 70 MB of available hard-disk space is needed. Custom choices may require more or less space. For planning purposes, you need a minimum of 5 MB disk space for the Web site and database for each newly provisioned Web site.
  • Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) or Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 or later.

    Note If you do not have SQL Server installed on your server, MSDE is automatically installed when you install SharePoint Team Services.

REFERENCES

For more information about Office XP, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/office

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Article ID: 285342 - Last Review: December 4, 2007 - Revision: 4.8
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office XP Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition for Students and Teachers
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