This article explains how you can download and install Microsoft Office XP full-featured on your computer. Follow the direct download link and instructions below for guidance on installing Microsoft Office XP on your computer.
Table of contents
- About the software
- The end of clippy
- Office XP and Windows XP
- Microsoft Office XP System Prerequisites
How to Download and Install Microsoft Office XP
Microsoft Office XP is a Microsoft Office product distributed by Microsoft to the Microsoft Windows platform. It was previously known as Office 10 in the beta stage and as Office 2002. This suite is the successor of Microsoft Office 2000 and the predecessor of Office 2003, can also be recognized with the name of ‘Office 10’, or its code name. It was released in the USA in March 2001. However, it made its debut in Europe on August 4, 2001. The ‘Mainstream’ support phase for Office XP ended on 11 July 2006, the day on which Windows 98 and Me were no longer supported. Extended support ended on 12 July 2011. Office XP tools were given the title “2002”, even though the suffix was “XP”. Word 2002 was, however, not Word XP.
The end of clippy
A key element of the Microsoft Office XP advertising campaign was the removal of Clippy and other Office Assistants as a default option, which Microsoft knew were quite unpopular and unused among users. These features were not completely eliminated until the 2007 version .
Office XP & Windows XP
Microsoft Office XP launched in the same years as Windows XP. Despite similar names, Office XP will work with Windows XP. It will also be compatible with Windows NT 4.0. Windows 98 SE. Windows 2000. Windows Me is the most recent suite compatible. It does not support Windows 7, but it retains some compatibility. It is not compatible with Windows 95 (the last compatible suite for Windows 95 is Office 2000)
Microsoft Office XP System requirements
Office XP will work on Windows 98SE 98SE Me, NT 4.0, Service Pack 6 and later, 2000, XP, and XP.
- Windows XP requires 128 megabytes of RAM (MB) for the operating system and an additional 8MB for each Office program (e.g. Word) that is running simultaneously
- Windows 2000 Professional: Requires 64MB of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 8MB of RAM for each Office program (e.g., Word) running simultaneously
- Windows Me and Windows NT 4.0: Requires 32MB of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 8MB of RAM for each Office program (e.g., Word) running simultaneously
- Windows 98SE or Windows 98SE: Windows 98/98SE will require 24MB RAM, plus an additional 8MB RAM for each Office application (e.g. Word) that runs simultaneously
Hard disk space
The hard disk space required will depend on the configuration. Custom installation options will determine how much space is needed. Here are the minimum hard drive requirements for Office XP suites.
- Office XP Standard: 210MB of available hard disk space
- Office XP Professional & Professional Special Edition: 245MB free hard disk space
- Additional 115MB are required for the installation of the operating system on the hard drive. System Files Upgrade will not work for users without Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows Me.
Office XP Professional will require a Super VGA (801×600) or better resolution monitor with 256 colours.
To install Office XP on a CD-ROM drive,
You need a mouse to use Office XP.
Requirements to enable speech recognition
The following information is required for Office XP to recognize speech (available only for US English or Japanese)
- Pentium II 400MHz (or higher) processor
- 128MB or more of RAM
- A close-talk microphone
- An audio output device
- Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 5.0 or Later
Downloading and installing Microsoft Office XP
- Once you have finished downloading the files required, click the download button. Depending on your download speed, this may take a few minutes or several hours.