Word 2010 System Requirements

From Microsoft TechNet

Component Requirement
Computer and processor

500-megahertz (MHz) processor or higher


256 megabytes (MB) RAM; 512 MB RAM recommended for certain advanced functionality.

Hard Disk

2 gigabyte (GB) available disk space


1024 × 576 or higher resolution monitor

Video card requirements: Pixel Shader 20 and Vertex Shader 2.0. Driver date later than Nov. 1, 2004. WHQL certified.

Operating System

Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3 (32-bit), Windows Vista with SP1, Windows Server 2003 R2 with MSXML 6.0, Windows Server 2008 or later (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 7 or later operating systems.


  • Certain inking features require running Windows XP Tablet PC edition or later; speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
  • Publications can be sent by using Office Outlook 2007, Outlook Express 6.0, or Windows Live Mail; recipients can view in a variety of e-mail clients and Web-based services.
  • Use of graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with drivers dated 11/1/2004 or later.
  • Internet Explorer 6 or later, 32-bit browser only. Internet functionality requires Internet access (fees might apply).
  • Actual requirements and product functionality might vary based on the system configuration and operating system. See http://www.office.com/products (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=169378).
  • Co-authoring requires Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 or a Windows Live SkyDrive account, and might require more memory.
  • Grammar and contextual spelling in Word 2010 is not turned on unless the computer has 1 GB memory.

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