Microsoft Office 2000 Requirements

Written by Seth Cotterell
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Microsoft Office 2000 is one of the most widely used applications suites. The suite contains many useful applications including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Various editions have different additional programs and different capabilities. The more versatile editions will also feature Access, PhotoDraw, Publisher, and other useful applications.

Microsoft Office 2000 Requirements

Because different editions have different functions and capabilities, there are slightly different requirements a computer must meet to run each version. For the Standard, Small Business, and Professional editions, a 75 MHZ (or higher) processor is required. The Premium Edition has more applications and requires a processor of at least 166 MHZ in order to utilize the PhotoDraw application.

In order to use Microsoft Office 2000, you will need to have one of the following operating systems: Windows 95, Windows 98 (first or second edition), Windows ME (Millennium Edition), Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP or a later version. RAM requirements will vary depending on which of these operating systems your computer has.

For Windows 95 and 98 users, the requirement is 16 MB RAM for the operating system plus four for each simultaneously running program. Outlook and Access, however, each require eight additional MB and PhotoDraw requires 16 MB. Windows ME and NT users will need 32 MB RAM to support the operating system and the same four additional MB for concurrently running programs still applies. Windows 2000 requires 64 MB for the operating system and Windows XP needs the most with 128 MB.


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