Compatibility of Microsoft® Office® 2010 with Windows® XP®
What are the system requirements for Microsoft Office 2010 for PC operating on Windows XP?
Microsoft Office 2010 has various improved features when compared to Microsoft Office 2007. Now Microsoft has released a 64-bit version that is useful while you are running an Operating System of the same bit. One of the main benefits of using Microsoft Office 2010 is that it helps in image editing and management. This new utility would help in making screen shots. It is possible for the user to select the desktop area that is to be captured. Microsoft Office 2010 has an improved interface when compared to the other editions. It has given a new look to all the applications in Microsoft Office 2010. Microsoft has eliminated all the traces of interface and the ribbon feature is added to almost all the applications of this suite. It is extremely user friendly and equally efficient in manner.
The following are the system requirements for Microsoft Office 2010 and its compatibility with Windows XP SP3:
- Hardware requirements
- Software requirements
It is recommended to use 500MHz processor to run Microsoft Office 2010. 500MHz processor is the CPU hardware requirement for Microsoft Office 2010. The memory requirements are about 256MB of RAM space. The hard disk space must be set to 3GB before you start installing the Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus edition. If you are using some other editions of Microsoft Office 2010, then you would require less space.
It is very important to make sure that you are installing the Microsoft Office 2010 on the correct Operating System. Operating System plays an important role in proper function of Microsoft Office 2010. It is capable of running on almost all the Microsoft operating system but is more compatible with Windows XP. If you are using a 32-bit Microsoft Office 2010 then make sure that you are running it on the 32-bit OS. A 64-bit OS can run both 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Office 2010.
Microsoft Office 2010 is capable of running on Windows XP. It is recommended to use a 32-bit Windows XP SP3 for the better functioning of the system. It is analyzed that even though it is compatible with Windows XP SP3, it might not be able to give its optimum performance.