Microsoft® Office 2010 Hardware Requirement
Discuss about the minimum hardware requirement for installing Microsoft Office 2010. iYogi's expert tips to explore all the features of Microsoft Office 2010 application.
Before the much awaited release of MicrosoftOffice 2010 which is announced to be in June 2010 Microsoftreleased the minimum requirement to install and run Microsoft Office 2010. After the release of Office 2003 users had to upgrade the hardware of their computer in order to run the higher version of Office 2007 so this time Microsoft did not make much changes in the minimum hardware requirement keeping Customer satisfaction in mind. The minimum hardware requirement of Microsoft Office 2010 and its other applications like Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint is not very different however; there are certain individual features which these might require to work efficiently. With the increase in no. of Tech-savvy computer users across the globe the minimum hardware requirement is not an issue and only a concern for age old computers which do not meet the standard need like Processor.
- Hard Disk Space
Computer and Processor:
Good news for the users who recently upgraded their computer came in as Microsoft released the processor requirement for Microsoft
Microsoft Office 2010 to be 500 MHz or higher. For Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft office 2003 it was 500 MHz and 233 MHz respectively.
The memory requirement for MicrosoftOffice 2010 is 256 MB which is the same as office 2007. 512 MB is recommended for graphics features and Outlook along with certain advanced functionality. The memory requirement for Office 2003 was 128 MB.
With the advancement in technology mostly all the computers have a good available hard disk space as compared to traditional systems. The footprint of certain Office features and programs has changed and increased. These changes have led to a change and increase in the minimum requirements of Hard Disk Space. Microsoft recommends 3 gigabyte (GB) available hard disk space. The home users or new computer users who would not have the requirement of all the features and programs need even lesser space. This is ideal for Students.
With the new upgraded and advanced features of Office 2010 the requirement for MicrosoftOffice 2010 is 1024 × 768 or higher-resolution monitor. But users who will be using only a few applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint , OneNote and Outlook only require a 1024x576 resolution which is an ideal choice for both professionals and students.
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