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Summary

This article describes the minimum system requirements for Microsoft Office Visio 2007 and for Microsoft Office Visio 2003.

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The minimum system requirements to run Visio are listed as follows.

Computer and processor

Visio requires a computer that has an Intel Pentium processor with a clock speed of at least 233 megahertz (MHz). We recommend a computer that uses a Pentium III or faster processor. 

Memory

 We recommend that your computer have 128 megabytes (MB) or more of RAM. 

Available hard disk space

Hard disk requirements vary, depending on your configuration. Custom installation choices may require more or less hard disk space. The hard disk requirements for Office Visio Standard 2007, Office Visio Professional 2007, Office Visio Standard 2003, and Office Visio Professional 2003 are listed as follows:  
  • Visio Standard 2007

    Visio Standard 2007 requires 1.5 gigabyte (GB) of hard disk space.
  • Visio Professional 2003

    Visio Professional 2007 requires 1.5 GB of hard disk space.
  • Visio Standard 2003

    Visio Standard 2003 requires 160 MB of hard disk space, including 75 MB on the hard disk where the operating system is installed.

    The optional installation files cache requires an additional 155 MB of available hard disk space.
  • Visio Professional 2003

    Visio Professional 2003 requires 210 MB of available hard disk space, including 75 MB on the hard disk where the operating system is installed.

    The optional installation files cache requires an additional 155 MB of available hard disk space.

Operating system

You can run Visio on the following operating systems.

Visio 2007
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later versions
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later versions
Visio 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP or later versions
  • Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or later versions

Display

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

Web browser

Visio requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or a later version. 

Other requirements

Some Visio features have additional requirements. These additional requirements are listed as follows.

Speech recognition

Speech recognition requires the following:  
  • A computer that has a Pentium II 400 MHz or a faster processor.
  • A close-talk microphone.
  • An audio output device.

Internet

Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband Internet access. Note that local or long-distance charges may apply.

Inking

Certain inking features require you to run Visio on Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. For more information about Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, visit the following Microsoft website: 
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/tabletpc/default.mspx

Advanced collaboration functionality

A Windows Server 2003-based computer that is running Windows SharePoint Services is required for certain advanced collaboration functionality. For more information about Windows SharePoint Services, visit the following Microsoft website: 
http://technet.microsoft.com/windowsserver/sharepoint/default.aspx
For more information about Visio, visit the following Microsoft website: 
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio/default.aspx
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 829913 - Last Review: July 13, 2012 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003
Keywords: 
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