Office 2000 Systems Requirements

The Office 2000 Client Platform

Microsoft Office 2000 is available in five editions. Each edition installs a different set of Office applications, and each requires a different set of system requirements on users’ computers.

Microsoft Office 2000 Standard

Microsoft Office 2000 Standard includes the following applications:

  • Microsoft Excel 2000
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000
  • Microsoft Word 2000

To use Microsoft Office 2000 Standard, users’ computers must meet the following requirements:

Processor     Pentium 75 MHz or higher processor

Operating system     Microsoft Windows 95/98, Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0, or Microsoft Windows 2000

Memory     For Windows 95/98, 16 MB of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 4 MB of RAM for each application running simultaneously (8 MB for Microsoft Outlook).

For Windows NT Workstation version 4.0 or later, 32 MB of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 4 MB of RAM for each application running simultaneously (8 MB for Outlook)

Available hard-disk space     189 MB for Microsoft Office 2000 Disc 1 (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word).

This figure indicates a default installation; your hard-disk usage varies depending on your configuration and the options you choose to install.

Disk drives      CD-ROM drive

Monitor     VGA or higher-resolution monitor; Super VGA recommended

Pointing device      Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse®, or compatible pointing device

Some Office 2000 features have additional requirements:

Modem      9600 or higher-baud modem; 14,400 baud recommended

Multimedia     Multimedia computer required for sound and other multimedia effects

E-mail     Microsoft Mail, Microsoft Exchange, Internet SMTP/POP3, IMAP4, or other MAPI-compliant messaging software

Collaboration     Microsoft Exchange Server required for certain advanced collaboration functionality in Outlook

Internet     Some Internet functionality may require Internet access and payment of a separate fee to a service provider, and local charges may apply.

Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business

Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business includes the following applications:

  • Microsoft Excel 2000
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000
  • Microsoft Publisher 2000
  • Microsoft Word 2000
  • Microsoft Small Business Tools

To use Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business, users’ computers must meet the following requirements:

Processor     Pentium 75 MHz or higher processor

Operating system     Microsoft Windows 95/98, Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0, or Microsoft Windows 2000

Memory     For Windows 95/98, 16 MB of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 4 MB of RAM for each application running simultaneously (8 MB for Outlook).

For Windows NT Workstation version 4.0 or later, 32 MB of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 4 MB of RAM for each application running simultaneously (8 MB for Outlook)

Available hard-disk space     178 MB for Office Disc 1 (Excel, Outlook, and Word); 182 MB for Office Disc 2 (Publisher and Small Business Tools).

These figures indicate a default installation; your hard-disk usage varies depending on your configuration and the options you choose to install.

Disk drives      CD-ROM drive

Monitor     VGA or higher-resolution monitor; Super VGA recommended

Pointing device      Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device

Some Office 2000 features have additional requirements:

Modem      9600 or higher-baud modem; 14,400 baud recommended

Multimedia     Multimedia computer required for sound and other multimedia effects

E-mail     Microsoft Mail, Microsoft Exchange, Internet SMTP/POP3, IMAP4, or other MAPI-compliant messaging software

Collaboration     Microsoft Exchange Server required for certain advanced collaboration functionality in Outlook

Internet     Some Internet functionality may require Internet access and payment of a separate fee to a service provider, and local charges may apply.

Microsoft Office 2000 Professional

Microsoft Office 2000 Professional includes the following applications:

  • Microsoft Access 2000
  • Microsoft Excel 2000
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000
  • Microsoft Publisher 2000
  • Microsoft Word 2000
  • Microsoft Small Business Tools

To use Microsoft Office 2000 Professional, users’ computers must meet the following requirements:

Processor     Pentium 75 MHz or higher processor

Operating system     Microsoft Windows 95/98, Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0, or Microsoft Windows 2000

Memory     For Windows 95/98, 16 MB of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 4 MB of RAM for each application running simultaneously (8 MB for Access or Outlook).

For Windows NT Workstation version 4.0 or later, 32 MB of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 4 MB of RAM for each application running simultaneously (8 MB for Access or Outlook)

Available hard-disk space     217 MB for Office Disc 1 (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word); 174 MB for Office Disc 2 (Publisher and Small Business Tools).

These figures indicate a default installation; your hard-disk usage varies depending on your configuration and the options you choose to install.

Disk drives      CD-ROM drive

Monitor     VGA or higher-resolution monitor; Super VGA recommended

Pointing device      Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device

Some Office 2000 features have additional requirements:

Modem      9600 or higher-baud modem; 14,400 baud recommended

Multimedia     Multimedia computer required for sound and other multimedia effects

E-mail     Microsoft Mail, Microsoft Exchange, Internet SMTP/POP3, IMAP4, or other MAPI-compliant messaging software

Collaboration     Microsoft Exchange Server required for certain advanced collaboration functionality in Outlook

Internet     Some Internet functionality may require Internet access and payment of a separate fee to a service provider, and local charges may apply.

Microsoft Office 2000 Premium

Microsoft Office 2000 Premium includes the following applications:

  • Microsoft Access 2000
  • Microsoft Excel 2000
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000
  • Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000
  • Microsoft Publisher 2000
  • Microsoft Word 2000
  • Microsoft Small Business Tools

To use Microsoft Office 2000 Premium, users’ computers must meet the following requirements:

Processor     Pentium 75 MHz or higher processor; Pentium 166 or higher required for PhotoDraw

Operating system     Microsoft Windows 95/98, Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0, or Microsoft Windows 2000

Memory     For Windows 95/98, 16 MB of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 4 MB of RAM for each application running simultaneously (8 MB for Access, FrontPage, or Outlook; 16 MB for PhotoDraw).

For Windows NT Workstation version 4.0 or later, 32 MB of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 4 MB of RAM for each application running simultaneously (8 MB for, Access, FrontPage, or Outlook; 16 MB for PhotoDraw)

Available hard-disk space     252 MB for Office Disc 1 (Access, Excel, FrontPage, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word); 174 MB for Office Disc 2 (Publisher and Small Business Tools); 100 MB for Office Disc 3 (PhotoDraw).

For optimal performance, an additional 100 MB of available hard-disk space is recommended for use by the Windows swap file.

These figures indicate a default installation; your hard-disk usage varies depending on your configuration and the options you choose to install.

Disk drives      CD-ROM drive

Monitor     VGA or higher-resolution monitor; Super VGA recommended

Pointing device      Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device

Some Office 2000 features have additional requirements:

Modem      9600 or higher-baud modem; 14,400 baud recommended

Multimedia     Multimedia computer required for sound and other multimedia effects

E-mail     Microsoft Mail, Microsoft Exchange, Internet SMTP/POP3, IMAP4, or other MAPI-compliant messaging software

Collaboration     Microsoft Exchange Server required for certain advanced collaboration functionality in Outlook

Internet     Some Internet functionality may require Internet access and payment of a separate fee to a service provider, and local charges may apply.

Microsoft Office 2000 Developer

Microsoft Office 2000 Developer includes the same applications as Microsoft Office 2000 Premium, plus the following applications and tools:

  • Office 2000 Developer Tools
  • MSDN Library
  • Visual SourceSafe 6.0
  • Microsoft Access 2000 Runtime Setup
  • Microsoft Answer Wizard Builder
  • Microsoft Agent Character Editor
  • HTML Help Workshop

Microsoft Office 2000 Developer has the same system requirements as Microsoft Office 2000 Premium, with the exception of additional hard disk space requirements. Required hard disk space varies, depending on which tools and documentation files are installed

Minimum installation

A minimum installation consists of Office 2000 Developer Tools (MSDN Library not installed) has the following hard disk space requirements.

System files     30 MB

Program files     30 MB

MSDN Library

A minimum installation plus MSDN Library has the following hard disk space requirements.

System files      35 MB

Program files     90 MB

Maximum installation

A maximum installation, which includes all of the Office 2000 Developer applications and tools, has the following hard disk space requirements.

System files      45 MB

Program files     300 MB


Toolbox     You can view a list of all the files installed for each Office 2000 feature in an Excel workbook named Filelist.xls. Filelist.xls also includes information about file sizes, installation folders, and supported versions of Windows. See the Office Information section in the Toolbox and download the file Offinfo.exe. You can find this downloadable file on the Office 2000 Resource Kit Downloads page.


See also

Some of the features available to Microsoft Office 2000 users depend on which Web browser is installed on users’ computers, and on which Web server components are installed on the organization’s servers. For information about Web browser and Web server requirements, see Internet and Intranet Technologies.

Some of the features available to Microsoft Office 2000 users depend on which messaging services are available on users’ computers. For information about e-mail servers and messaging services supported by Office 2000 applications, see Office 2000 and E-mail Servers.

Some data access features available to Office 2000 users depend on the data access components that are installed on users’ computers. For more information about data access technologies, see Office 2000 and Data Connectivity Technologies.

Some data access features available to Office 2000 users also depend on the database servers that are available on an organization’s network. For more information, see Office 2000 and Database Servers.

Microsoft Office 2000 provides you with the flexibility to customize and install Office in a number of different ways. For information about installation options, see Basic Installation Methods.

 
 
Applies to:
Deployment Center 2003