System requirements for Office using Office 365 for business

This article includes system requirements for:

  • Office 2013, which includes the desktop programs for Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word

  • Office 365 ProPlus, an Office-only version of Office 365 for people who don’t need additional Office 365 services, such as Exchange Online or SharePoint Online. Office 365 ProPlus is a monthly subscription-based service that includes Access, Excel, InfoPath, Lync, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.

For system requirements for Office 365, the monthly subscription-based service available for business, education, and government organizations, please see Office 365 system requirements. Most Office 365 plans include Office desktop programs, as well as SharePoint Online, Lync Online, Exchange Online, Yammer, and other services.

Component

Requirement

Operating system

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 7

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

32-bit Office can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit Office can only be installed on 64-bit operating systems.

See about choosing to run 32-bit or 64-bit Office at Choose the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office 2013.

Computer and processor

1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set.

Memory

1 GB RAM (32-bit)

2 GB RAM (64-bit) recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality.

Disk space

3 gigabytes (GB)

Monitor resolution

1024 x 768

Browsers

See what browsers you can use to get the best out of Office features at Supported browsers in Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus.

Outlook

If you're using Outlook, you'll want to ensure that Outlook is updated with the required and recommended updates.

  • General requirements for Outlook for Mac

  • Office 365 ProPlus, an Office-only version of Office 365 for people who don’t need additional Office 365 services, such as Exchange Online or SharePoint Online. Office 365 ProPlus is a monthly subscription-based service that includes Access, Excel, InfoPath, Lync, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.

Visio

Visio has slightly different requirements.

Component

Requirement

Operating system

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 7

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

With at least Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5

Computer and processor

1 GHz or faster x86 or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set.

Memory

1 GB RAM for 32-bit or 2 GB RAM for 64-bit

Disk space

3 GB

Hardware acceleration

Graphics hardware acceleration with DirectX10 graphics card

Monitor resolution

1024 x 576 or higher

Browsers

See what browsers you can use to get the best out of Office features at Supported browsers in Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus.

Internet

Used for some features

Multi-Touch features

Windows 7 and a touch enabled device

Project

Project also has slightly different requirements.

Component

Requirement

Operating system

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 7

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

Computer and processor

1 GHz or faster x86 or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set.

Memory

1 GB RAM for 32-bit

2 GB RAM for 64-bit

Disk space

2 GB available disk space

Hardware acceleration

Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX10 graphics card

Monitor resolution

1024 x 576 or higher

Browsers

See what browsers you can use to get the best out of Office features at Supported browsers in Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus.

Internet

Used for some features

Multi-Touch features

Windows 7 and a touch enabled device

See your computer information

Go to Start > Control Panel > System. That'll give you a quick overview.

Go to Start > Run, type msinfo32, and then press Enter. That’ll give you an in-depth look at all your hardware and software.

Applies To: Office 365 End User, Project Standard 2013, InfoPath 2013, Visio Professional 2013, Office Setup 2013, Excel 2013, OneNote 2013, Access 2013, Office 365 Admin, Project Professional 2013, Visio 2013, Publisher 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Office 365 Small Business Admin, Word 2013



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