Office 2013 system requirments

Microsoft has detailed the system requirements for the new Microsoft Office 2013 suite:

“You may have to upgrade your hardware or operating system, or both, before you can use Office 2013 Preview. This article will help you determine whether you do have to do that.

Office 2013 Preview is supported for both 32-bit and 64-bit client applications.

We recommend that you install Silverlight together with Office 2013 Preview to improve the online experience.

In this article:

Office 2013 Preview for Personal Computers–standard system requirements

Office 2013 Preview applications – specific requirements

Office 2013 Preview for Personal Computers–standard system requirements
Refer to the following table for a snapshot of the overall system requirements for Office 2013 Preview. The following suites are included:

Office Home and Student 2013 Preview

Office Professional 2013 Preview

Office Home and Business 2013 Preview

Office 365 Preview
Office 365 ProPlus Preview
Office 365 Home Premium Preview
Office 365 University Preview

The information that follows this table outlines any additional requirements for specific components of Office 2013 Preview, including add-ons and tools.

When you choose a product suite or individual program to deploy, evaluate the computers before you deploy any software to make sure that they meet the minimum operating system requirements.

Standard system requirements for Office 2013 Preview

Standard system requirements for Office 2013 Preview
Component Office 2013 Preview Requirements
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (Ghz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory (RAM) 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32 bit); 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM (64 bit)
Hard Disk 3.0 gigabytes (GB) available
Display Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX10 graphics card and 1024 x 576 resolution
Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x.
.NET version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Multi-touch A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Additional requirements and considerations Some functionality may vary, based on the system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity. See for more information.