System Requirements to Upgrade to Microsoft® Office 2010
Learn about the need to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 and the steps that need to be taken in this regard.
You might be using older versions of Microsoft Office like Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Office 2007. But modern enterprises have been integrated with a newer edition of the software i.e. Microsoft Office 2010. To make your documents run in the new edition, you either need to convert your documents or better choose a good option for upgrading it to Microsoft Office 2010. You can upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 through two methods. You can completely upgrade to the new edition or upgrade without overwriting the Microsoft Office 2007. To get the Office 2010 installed without overwriting the old edition, you need to click 'Customize' on the main window after entering the serial key and accepting the terms. Then you need to select the 'Keep all previous versions' option and get to the 'Installation Options' tab. You can completely upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 with 'Upgrade' button instead of hitting the 'Customize' button. This would remove all previous versions of the Microsoft Office.
Here are some system requirements of Microsoft Office 2010:
- Operating System requirements
- Storage Space
- Other requirements
Operating System requirements
To make the Microsoft Office 2010 work properly in the system, you need to get the system installed with a compatible Operating System. The application is actually made compatible with almost all operating systems. It can work with the older Windows XP to the latest Windows 7. If you are using the Microsoft Windows XP, you need to take care of installing the Service Pack 3 32-bit edition. You can get the Service Pack 1 edition of Microsoft Windows Vista for the application. Other Operating Systems which are compatible with the application include the Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit with MSXML 6.0, Windows Server 2008 etc.
You need to get more available hard disk space with the Microsoft Office 2010. It is needed because of the new features in the application including the implementation of ribbon in all the applications included in the Microsoft Office suites. If you are using applications like Microsoft OneNote, the minimum hard disk requirement reaches around 0.5 GB. To get all the applications of Microsoft Office 2010 installed in your system, you need to get at least 3.5 GB available space in the hard disk drive. 256 MB of RAM is required for Microsoft Office 2010 with 512 MB for components like graphic features, advanced functionalities, Microsoft Outlook with Business Contact Manager, Microsoft Lync 2010.
There are also certain other requirements for Microsoft Office 2010. The software requires connectivity to the new Microsoft Exchange Server 2004, Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Online functionalities of the software require a Windows Live ID. The Graphics hardware acceleration feature of the Microsoft Office 2010 requires a DirectX 9.0c graphics card with 64 MB or more video memory included.
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