Installing Microsoft® Office® 2003
Want to know the minimum requirements to install Microsoft Office 2003 on your system? Read On
Microsoft Office is a set of inter-related desktop applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and more. It is used most widely of all the office suites launched and is extremely simple. It can be installed and used on almost any computer. However, there are some minimum system requirements for installing Microsoft Office 2003. These include Pentium processor with a clock speed of at least 233 megahertz (MHz). Microsoft also recommends a computer with a Pentium III or faster processor, the system that can run on Windows Server 2003 or a later version, Windows XP or a later version, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or a later version, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008 operating systems, minimum of 128 MB of RAM with an additional 8 MB of RAM are required for each Office 2003 program to run simultaneously, 400 MB of available hard-disk space (for custom installation the space requirements might be less), optical drive for installation, Super VGA monitor with at least 800x600 resolution and 256 color support, a pointing device and also some additional requirements such as microphone, Internet Explorer and more.
Given below are some key points to keep in mind before installing Microsoft Office 2003:
- Remove malware
- Check authenticity
- Create restore point
Before starting the installation of Microsoft Office 2003, you will have to ensure that the system is totally free of all possible kind of virus threats. Presence of malware within the system during the time of installation is likely to infect the system files that are being installed which may lead to corruption of the application. An updated Antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus must be used for this purpose.
While installing Microsoft Office 2003, you may check the authenticity of the application. You must always download the application from the manufacturer's website to maintain authenticity and avoid the installation of malware along with.
While installing Microsoft Office 2003, you can create a restore point prior to the installation. This must be always done as a precautionary measure so that even if some issues do come up with the system after the installation of the suite, system can be rolled back to previous state of function with the help of System Restore tool.