Microsoft Office XP 2023

Microsoft Office XP

This article will demonstrate how to free download and install Microsoft Office XP. To install Microsoft Office XP on your PC, please follow the steps and download link.

Table of contents

  • Software
  • The end of clippy
  • Office XP, Windows XP
  • Microsoft Office XP System Requirements


How to download and install Microsoft Office XP

Required files

More information about the software

Microsoft Office XP, also known in beta as Office 10, is a Microsoft Office suite distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows platform. This suite is the successor to Microsoft Office 2000, and also the predecessor to Office 2003. It can also be identified with the code name “Office 10″ or the name of its code name. It was released on March 5, 2001 in the USA, while in Europe it first appeared in markets on August 4, 2001. The ‘Mainstream” support phase for Office XP was completed on July 11, 2006. This is the date Windows 98 and Me stopped being supported. Extended support ended on 12/7/2011. Office XP tools received the title of 2002, even though they had the suffix “XP”. Word 2002 was instead called Word XP.

The end of clippy

Microsoft Office XP was a major component of its advertising campaign. Microsoft knew Clippy, and other Office Assistants, were unpopular and unused by users. These features were not entirely removed in the 2007 version.

Office XP and Windows XP

Microsoft Office XP came out the same year Windows XP. Despite these similarities, Office XP works with Windows XP. However, it is also compatible with Windows NT 4.0. Windows 98 SE and Windows 2000. Windows Me will not be compatible until the latest suite. Although it maintains some compatibility with Windows Vista, it is not compatible with Windows 7. It does not work with Windows 95. The last compatible suite for Windows 95 was Office 2000.

Microsoft Office XP System Requirements

Office XP can be used on Windows 98SE, 98SE and Me.


  • Windows XP: Requires 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 8MB of RAM for each Office program (e.g., Word) running simultaneously
  • Windows 2000 Professional – Requires 64MB RAM for the operating systems and an additional 8MB RAM each Office program (e.g. Word), that are running simultaneously
  • Windows Me 4.0 and Windows NT 4.0: Windows Me requires 32MB of RAM, plus an additional 8MB for each Office program (e.g. Word), that is running simultaneously
  • Windows 98 or 98SE: Requires 24MB of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 8MB of RAM for each Office program (e.g., Word) running simultaneously

Hard disk space

There are different requirements for hard disk space depending on configuration. Your installation choice will determine the amount of space you need. Listed below are the minimum hard disk requirements for Office XP suites:

  • Office XP Standard 210MB Hard Disk Space
  • Office XP Professional and Professional special Edition: 245MB hard drive space available
  • An additional 115MB space is required on your hard disk to install the operating software. System Files update will require an additional 50MB for users who don’t have Windows XP/Windows 2000/Windows Me/Office 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1).

Office XP Professional needs a Super VGA (800×600), or higher resolution monitor with 256 color support.

CD-ROM drive

To install Office XP you need a CD-ROM.

Pointing device

Use Office XP with a mouse

Requirements Speech Recognition Features

The following information is required for Office XP to recognize speech (available only for US English or Japanese)

  • A Pentium II 400MHz or higher processor
  • 128MB or more of RAM
  • Close-talk microphone
  • An audio output device
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x or later

How do I download and install Microsoft Office XP

  1. After clicking the download button(s), you can finish downloading the files. This might take from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on your download speed.
  • Extract the downloaded files. For more information on extracting, please refer to this article. The password to extract will always be:
  • Open the “Software Files” folder and mount en_office_xp_professional_cd_x10-29102.iso
  • Follow the instructions to install Microsoft Office XP. If asked for a serial number, copy the code from the text file “SERIAL” into your computer.
  • The full version of Microsoft Office XP is now installed on your system.