Upgrade Compatibility for Microsoft® Office 2010
What are the various tips to upgrade Microsoft Office 2007 to Microsoft Office 2010? What are the compatibility requirements for doing so?
Upgrading from Microsoft Office 2007 to Microsoft Office 2010 is a nice decision as the latter has many advanced features in it that would make the jobs of any user very easy. Microsoft Office 2010 has improvement in its ribbon, 'Office' button options, MicrosoftÂ Outlook, screenshots, photo, video and graphics in MicrosoftÂ Word and MicrosoftÂ PowerPoint and lot more when compared to Microsoft Office 2007. If you have Microsoft Office 2007 installed in your PC, there are two choices possible with the upgradation process of Microsoft Office 2010 in your system. You shall either upgrade your Microsoft Office 2007 to Microsoft Office 2010 without overwriting Microsoft Office 2007 or completely upgrade to Office 2010 for its improved features.
Tips to upgrade from Microsoft Office 2007 to Microsoft Office 2010 are as below:
- System requirements
- Tips to remember
Before you install Microsoft Office 2010 or upgrade Microsoft Office 2007 to Microsoft Office 2010 you have to ensure that the PC is compatible with the application installed. Only if the application matches with your system profile it will satisfy all your needs. So it is important to meet the system requirements. Microsoft Office 2010 is well-matched with Operating Systems like Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Microsoft Office 2010 is also compatible with browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Microsoft Office 2010 also has the compatibility pack to make sure that you can open and save Office Open XML Formats in earlier versions of Microsoft Office. You shall download and install it in your PC.
System requirements for Microsoft Office 2010 have to be met to give good performance on both portable and desktop computers. Processor and RAM requirements for Microsoft Office 2010 are the same as for the Microsoft Office 2007 system (500 MHz and 256 MB RAM). So, if your PC meets the Microsoft Office 2007 system requirements, you can run MicrosoftÂ Office 2010. The recommended hard disk space has increased to 3GB (in Office 2010) from 2 GB (in 2007) because of new features like ribbon implementation, and for different applications that are included in the MicrosoftÂ Office suites. If the users do not have a graphics processor, you can still run Microsoft Office 2010 but its presence will increase the performance of certain features.
Tips to remember
When you grab a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 remember that, you can either upgrade your Microsoft Office 2007 to Microsoft Office 2010 without overwriting Microsoft Office 2007 or completely upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010. If you select the option ‘Upgrade’, then your older version of Office will be replaced with the new Microsoft Office 2010. Selecting ‘Customize’ allows you to set your Microsoft Office 2007 to coexist with Microsoft Office 2010, but note that all MicrosoftÂ Office apps can co-exist with each other except MicrosoftÂ Outlook and MicrosoftÂ SharePoint Workspace (earlier known as Microsoft Office Groove 2007). Both these applications cannot co-exist with earlier versions so you will need to select one version of the program to have installed on your PC.
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