Office XP

Microsoft Office XP
Version of Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
Latest build
Support end2006-07-11 (Mainstream)
2011-07-12 (Extended)
Microsoft Office 2000
Replaced by
Microsoft Office 2003

Microsoft Office XP is a version of Microsoft Office released to manufacturing on 5 March 2001 and to retail on 31 May 2001. This is the last version to ship with the Office Shortcut Bar introduced in Office 95 and to install the Office Assistant by default.

Office XP received three service packs, with the last being released on 30 March 2004. It is officially not supported on Windows 7 and later. Mainstream support for Office XP ended on 11 July 2006 and extended support ended on 12 July 2011.

Differences from Office 2000[edit | edit source]

  • Added task panels to the UI.
  • The Office Assistant is disabled by default.
  • It is the last version to be compatible with Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me and Windows NT 4.0. Service Pack 2 is now needed to install on Windows 2000.
  • This version uses the Windows Installer 1.1, compared to version 1.0 in Office 2000. Additionally, its UI is now based on the Wizard 97 design.
  • Introduced Product Activation, as with Windows XP.
  • Internet Explorer 5.01 is required, and it will install before proceeding the installation of Office if it's not already on the system.

System requirements[edit | edit source]

  • Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 SP6 or later
  • Pentium 133 MHz; Pentium II 400 MHz required for speech recognition; Pentium III recommended
  • RAM:
    • 24 MB for Windows 98
    • 32 MB for Windows NT 4.0 and Me
    • 64 MB for Windows 2000
    • 128 MB for Windows XP and speech recognition
  • Hard disk space:
    • 210 MB (Standard)
    • 245 MB (Professional, Professional Special Edition)
    • 450 MB (Developer)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Graphics: 800x600 SVGA with 256 colors; hardware accelerated video card or MMX processor recommended
  • Mouse and keyboard; touchscreen recommended for handwriting functionality
  • Audio output device required for multimedia effects; microphone additionally required for speech recognition

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Beta 1[edit | edit source]

Beta 2[edit | edit source]

Release Candidate[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 1[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 2[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 3[edit | edit source]