XP 64 Bit and Office 2010



How do I install Office 2010 when it requires Service Pack 3 for XP and there
is no service pack 3 for 64 Bit ?


Bruce said:
How do I install Office 2010 when it requires Service Pack 3 for XP and
is no service pack 3 for 64 Bit ?

Office 2010 won't run on XP Pro 64 bit. Only Vista 64 and Win 7 64 are
approved in the 64 bit market.

From MS Web site showing specs for Office (this is for Pro Plus but they all
require the same:

"Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
The following table lists the system requirements for Microsoft Office
Professional Plus 2010.

Component Requirement
Computer and processor
500-megahertz (MHz) processor or higher; 1 gigahertz (GHz) required for
Outlook with Business Contact Manager

256 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher; 512 MB recommended for graphics
features, Outlook Instant Search, Outlook with Business Contact Manager,
Communicator, and certain advanced functionality

Hard disk
3.5 gigabyte (GB) available disk space

1024 × 768 or higher-resolution monitor

Operating system
Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3 (32-bit), Windows Vista with SP1
(32-bit or 64-bit), Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit or 64-bit) with MSXML 6.0
installed, Windows Server 2008 or later (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 7
(32-bit or 64-bit). Terminal Server and Windows on Windows (WOW) (which
allows installing 32-bit versions of Office 2010 on 64-bit operating
systems) are supported"

and you don't see XP 64 bit shown there do you?

Diego Silva

You Can Install Office 2010 on Windows XP 64Bits simply running the setup.exe (from Office DVD or downloaded image) on Compatibility Mode With Windows XP.

You can use this method to install Office in Windows XP Whitout Service Pack 3 installed, running the setup.exe in compatibility mode with "Windows 2000"(when we have SP2 installed, the earlier version showed to us is Win2k)


PS.: Sorry for my Poor English..!!

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