List of minimum system requirements for Microsoft Project 2002 Standard and Microsoft Project 2002 Professional

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This article lists the minimum system requirements for Microsoft Project Standard and Microsoft Project Professional.

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Minimum System Requirements for Microsoft Project Standard

The minimum system requirements include the following.

NOTE: A Microsoft Windows XP Professional-based computer with a Pentium III processor and 192 megabytes (MB) of RAM is the recommended system.
  • Personal computer with a Pentium 133-megahertz (MHz)-or-higher processor.
  • One of the following operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows 98.
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition.
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me).
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6 (SP6) or later.
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional or later.

  • The memory requirements are as follows:
    • For Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition: 24 MB of RAM for the operating system plus 32 MB of RAM for Microsoft Project Standard.
    • For Windows Me, Windows NT Workstation 4.0, or Windows NT Server 4.0: 32 MB of RAM for the operating system plus 32 MB of RAM for Microsoft Project Standard.
    • For Windows 2000 Professional: 64 MB of RAM for the operating system plus 32 MB of RAM for Microsoft Project Standard.
    • For Windows XP Professional: 128 MB of RAM for the operating system plus 32 MB of RAM for Microsoft Project Standard.
  • The available hard disk space requirements are as follows:
    • 105 MB for a typical installation. 70 MB of the 105 MB must be on the hard disk where the operating system is installed.
    • 55 MB for a typical installation on a computer on which Microsoft Office XP is installed.
    • 310 MB for a full installation on a computer on which Office XP is not installed.
    • An additional 50 MB for System Files Update if you do not have Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Office XP, Office 2000 SR-1, or Microsoft Project 2000 installed.

      NOTE: Hard disk usage varies and depends on configuration.
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
  • Super VGA-or-higher-resolution monitor.
  • Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later. (Internet Explorer 5.5 or later is recommended.)
Additional items or services that you must have to use certain features include the following:
  • 14,400-baud-or-higher modem.
  • Multimedia computer to access sound and other multimedia effects.
  • Windows-compatible network and MAPI-compliant mail systems for e-mail project collaboration.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 or later, or Oracle 8.x or later, for projects that are stored in databases.
  • Microsoft Project Server 2002 for workgroup project collaboration.
  • Some Internet functionality may require Internet access and payment of a separate fee to a service provider. Local and long distance telephone toll charges may apply.
To use Microsoft Project Web Access, you need a computer with the same configuration that is listed earlier in this article, plus the following:
  • 5-15 MB of additional available hard disk space.

Minimum System Requirements for Microsoft Project Professional

The minimum system requirements include the following.

NOTE: A Microsoft Windows XP Professional-based computer with a Pentium III processor and 256 MB of RAM is the recommended system.
  • Personal computer with a Pentium 133-megahertz (MHz)-or-higher processor.
  • One of the following operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows 98.
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition.
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me).
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6 (SP6) or later.
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional or later.

  • The memory requirements are as follows:
    • For Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition: 24 MB of RAM for the operating system plus 48 MB of RAM for Microsoft Project Professional.
    • For Windows Me, Windows NT Workstation 4.0, or Windows NT Server 4.0: 32 MB of RAM for the operating system plus 48 MB of RAM for Microsoft Project Professional.
    • For Windows 2000 Professional: 64 MB of RAM for the operating system plus 48 MB of RAM for Microsoft Project Professional.
    • For Windows XP Professional: 128 MB of RAM for the operating system plus 48 MB of RAM for Microsoft Project Professional.
  • The available hard disk space requirements are as follows:
    • 105 MB for a typical installation. 70 of the 105 MB must be on the hard disk where the operating system is installed.
    • 55 MB for a typical installation on a computer on which Microsoft Office XP installed.
    • 310 MB for a full installation on a computer on which Office XP is not installed.
    • An additional 50 MB for System Files Update if you do not have Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Office XP, Office 2000 SR-1, or Microsoft Project 2000 installed.

      NOTE: Hard disk usage varies and depends on configuration.
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
  • Super VGA-or-higher-resolution monitor.
  • Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device.
  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or later. (Internet Explorer 5.5 or later is recommended.)
Additional items or services that you must have to use certain features include the following:
  • 14,400-baud-or-higher modem.
  • Multimedia computer to access sound and other multimedia effects.
  • Windows-compatible network and MAPI-compliant mail systems for e-mail project collaboration.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 or later, or Oracle 8.x or later, for projects that are stored in databases.
  • Microsoft Project Server 2002 for workgroup project collaboration or enterprise project and resource management.
  • Some Internet functionality may require Internet access and payment of a separate fee to a service provider. Local and long distance telephone toll charges may apply.
To use Microsoft Project Web Access, you need a computer with the same configuration that is listed earlier in this article, plus the following:
  • 5-15 MB of additional available hard disk space.

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Article ID: 321382 - Last Review: January 7, 2006 - Revision: 2.3
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  • Microsoft Project 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Project 2002 Standard Edition
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