About the software
Microsoft Office XP (known in the beta stage as Office 10, and also known as Office 2002) is a suite of the Microsoft Office family distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows platform. 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 on March 5, 2001 in the USA, while in Europe it first appeared in markets 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. The tools within Office XP were assigned the title of “2002”, even if the suffix is ”XP”. For example, Word was not called Word XP, but Word 2002 instead.
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 and Windows XP
Microsoft Office XP was released the same year as Windows XP and despite the similarities between names, Office XP is compatible with Windows XP, but also with Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me where it will be latest suite compatible. It maintains a certain compatibility also with Windows Vista but has no compatibility with Windows 7. 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 run on Windows 98, 98SE, Me, NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6 or later, 2000, and XP.
- Windows XP: Requires 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 8MB of RAM for each Office program (e.g., Word) 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 98 or 98SE: Requires 24MB of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 8MB of RAM for each Office program (e.g., Word) running simultaneously
Hard disk space
Hard disk space requirements will vary depending on configuration; custom installation choices will determine the space needed. Listed below are the minimum hard disk requirements for Office XP suites:
- Office XP Standard: 210MB of available hard disk space
- Office XP Professional and Professional Special Edition: 245MB of available hard disk space
- An additional 115MB is required on the hard disk where the operating system is installed. Users without Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Office 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1) will need an extra 50MB of hard disk space for System Files Update.
Office XP Professional requires a Super VGA (800×600) or higher resolution monitor with 256 colors.
You need a CD-ROM drive to install Office XP.
You need a mouse to use Office XP.
Requirements for speech recognition features
The speech recognition features of Office XP (available for US English, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese only) require the following:
- A Pentium II 400MHz or higher processor
- 128MB or more of RAM
- A close-talk microphone
- An audio output device
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later
How to Download and Install Microsoft Office XP
- Click on the download button(s) below and finish downloading the required files. This might take from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on your download speed.
- Extract the downloaded files. If you don’t know how to extract, see this article. The password to extract will always be: www.mysoftwarefree.com
- Open the “Software Files” folder and mount en_office_xp_professional_cd_x10-29102.iso
- Run the setup and install Microsoft Office XP. When asked for a serial code, go into the text file called “SERIAL” and copy paste that code.
- You now have the full version of Microsoft Office XP, without any limitations, installed on your computer.
This download is for Office 365 Professional