Minimum system requirements for Microsoft Office Accounting Express

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This article describes the minimum system requirements for Microsoft Office Accounting Express.

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Operating system

You can use Accounting Express together with the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2, Premium Edition
Note If you want to install the program on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, you may have to perform additional configuration tasks. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1193e3f3-b626-4264-af3e-8c4f190caa69&displaylang=en

Processor

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) processor

Memory

  • 512 megabyte (MB) of random access memory (RAM)

Free hard disk space

  • 2 gigabytes (GB) of free hard disk space
Note If you want to install Accounting Express on a computer that is also running Microsoft SQL Server 2005, at least 2 GB of free hard disk space is required. Additional hard disk space is required to store company data.

Drive

  • CD-ROM or DVD drive

Video

  • Video adapter and monitor that have 1024 x 768 resolution

Internet connection

  • 128 kilobit per second (Kbps) broadband connection for the download and the activation of the product

Other

  • To use the integrated Microsoft Office features in Accounting Express, the appropriate Microsoft Office XP program or a later version must be installed.
  • When you install Accounting Express, Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005 is also installed on the computer.
  • The following third-party services are available if you pay additional fees:
    • Equifax Credit Reporting
    • PayPal Payments
    • Marketplace services
    • Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) payroll
    • Credit card processing
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 927519 - Last Review: September 10, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
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  • Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2008
  • Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2007
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