you want to know about having Microsoft Office 2010 on Windows XP
Are you planning to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010? Great! This is the latest productivity suite, by far the best, and undoubtedly powered by several features that can help you to be productive and ahead of others. So what if you still have Windows XP as your OS? You can comfortably run Microsoft Office 2010 on your Windows XP PC, provided it is Windows XP SP3 and not an older version. Also, you need to check that you have Silverlight installed on your PC. If you are anything less than the above mentioned you need to make sure that you have upgraded yourself on these first.
How to install Windows XP SP3 and Silverlight?
If you want to install Windows XP SP3 on your PC, visit the Microsoft Official website and turn on the Automatic Updates feature. One prerequisite of having Windows XP SP3 installed is that your PC should have Windows XP SP1 or SP2 already installed and on turning the Automatic features On, it would automatically update the SP1 or SP2 to Windows XP SP 3. If you want them (SP1 or SP2) to be installed, you can use the same Automatic Updates option to do it. One important thing to note here is that if you have Windows XP 64-bit version (SP2) installed on your PC, you can proceed toward installing Microsoft Office 2010 directly; you do not need to upgrade it to SP3.
To install Silverlight, make sure that you have a Silverlight-compatible OS and browser set up on your PC. If this requirement is met with, you can download the program from the Microsoft website and set it up on your PC.
Installing Microsoft Office 2010 on Windows XP SP3
After you have checked your PC against the OS version and Silverlight parameters, you have one last thing to do before you kick started the installation process. This is checking the System Requirement (hardware):
- Â 1 GHz CPU or above
- Â 512 MB RAM or above
- Â 1024x768 resolution or above
- Â DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 64 MB memory or above
Once you have checked the above, start the installation of Microsoft Office 2010 on Windows XP and follow the steps mentioned below:
- Access the installation wizard of the particular Microsoft Office 2010 version that you want to install.
- Followed by entering the product key (type all the 25 characters accurately).
- Proceed to agree to the EULA (End User License Agreement).
- Select the ‘Customize’ option so that you can uninstall any previous suite or particular applications of the suite or keep the previous version running as well.
- Go to the ‘Installation Options’ tab and select the ‘Microsoft Office 2010’ applications that you wish to install (you may not want specific programs and avoid cluttering your hard disk space).
- View the ‘Installation Progress’ window to find out the status of the process. The time taken to complete may vary. So sit back and relax.
- Once you are notified that Microsoft Office 2010 has been successfully installed, close down the Installer window and access the particular program you want to start working on. You will be able to view all the installed programs in the Microsoft Office folder in the Start menu.
Installing Microsoft Office 2010 on Windows XP SP3 shouldn’t be a difficult task. However, should you face an issue, do not hesitate to call us on our toll free number. We are available 24x7 to help you set it up on your PC.