System requirements for the new Office

Before you install any Microsoft Office 2013 product, we recommend that you verify that your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for the product.
Office 365 subscription plans

Office 365 subscription plans are for use on multiple PCs and include cloud services.

For home
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor PC: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Mac: Intel processor
Memory PC: 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit).
Mac: 1 GB RAM
Hard disk PC: 3.0 GB of available disk space
Mac: 2.5 GB HFS+ hard disk format
Display PC: 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Mac: 1280 x 800 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system PC: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365 (includes browser requirements for using Apps for Office and Word video playback)
Other Internet functionality requires an Internet connection.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Certain features require a Skype account.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity; www.office.com/products.
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor PC: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Mac: Intel processor
Memory PC: 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit).
Mac: 1 GB RAM
Hard disk PC: 3.0 GB of available disk space
Mac: 2.5 GB HFS+ hard disk format
Display PC: 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Mac: 1280 x 800 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system PC: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365 (includes browser requirements for using Apps for Office and Word video playback)
Other Internet functionality requires an Internet connection.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Certain features require a Skype account.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity; www.office.com/products.
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor PC: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Mac: Intel processor
Memory PC: 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Mac: 1 GB RAM
Hard disk PC: 3.0 GB of available disk space
Mac: 2.5 GB HFS+ hard disk format
Display PC: 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Mac: 1280 x 800 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system PC: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365 (includes browser requirements for using Apps for Office and Word video playback)
Other Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Certain features require a Skype account.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity; www.office.com/products.
For business
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor PC: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Mac: Intel processor
Memory PC: 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit).
Mac: 1 GB RAM
Hard disk PC: 3.0 GB of available disk space
Mac: 2.5 GB HFS+ hard disk format
Display PC: 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Mac: 1280 x 800 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system PC: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365 (includes browser requirements for using Apps for Office and Word video playback)
Other Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity; www.office.com/products.
For education
Office 365 Education

Office 365 Education plans follow the operating systems supported and software requirements for enterprise plans.

Office 2013 suites

Office 2013 suites for home are for use on a single PC and do not include cloud services. Office 2013 suites for business may be purchased for multiple users through Microsoft Volume Licensing.

For home
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Memory 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365 (includes browser requirements for using Apps for Office and Word video playback)
Other Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Certain online functionality requires a Microsoft account.
Certain features require a Skype account.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity; www.office.com/products.
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Memory 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit) recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365 (includes browser requirements for using Apps for Office and Word video playback)
Other Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Certain advanced functionality requires connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, and/or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010.
Certain features require Windows Search 4.0.
Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
Internet Fax not available on Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, or Windows Vista Home Premium.
Information Rights Management features require access to a Windows 2003 Server with SP1 or later running Windows Rights Management Services.
Certain online functionality requires a Microsoft account.
Certain features require a Skype account.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity; www.office.com/products.
Office for Mac Home & Student 2011

Office for Mac 2011 system requirements

Office for Mac Home & Business 2011

Office for Mac 2011 system requirements

For business
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Memory 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365 (includes browser requirements for using Apps for Office and Word video playback)
.Net version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Other Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity; www.office.com/products.
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Memory 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365 (includes browser requirements for using Apps for Office and Word video playback)
.Net version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Other Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Certain advanced functionality requires connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 or later, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 or later, and/or Windows Server 2003 with SP1 or later running Windows Rights Management Services.
Certain features require Exchange 15 or Lync 15.
Certain inking features require Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
Information Rights Management features require access to a Windows 2003 Server with SP1 or later running Windows Rights Management Services.
Dynamic Calendars require server connectivity.
Certain online functionality requires a Microsoft account.
Certain features require a Skype account.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity; www.office.com/products.
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Memory 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365 (includes browser requirements for using Apps for Office and Word video playback)
.Net version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Other Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity; www.office.com/products.
Office server products
Office standalone applications
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Memory 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365 (includes browser requirements for using Word video playback)
.Net version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Other Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Co-authoring requires SharePoint Foundation 2013 and a Microsoft account for OneDrive. It might also require more memory than what is listed here.
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Memory 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365
.Net version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Other Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Memory 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space.
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365
.Net version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Other Excel 2013 Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fee may apply.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.
To use PowerPivot,, you must have .NET 3.5 or .NET 4.0 and at least 2 GB of RAM.
To use Excel 2013 with the PowerView add-in, you must have Silverlight 5.0 installed and at least 2 GB of RAM.
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Memory 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365
.Net version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Other OneNote 2013 Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Memory 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365
.Net version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Other Outlook 2013 Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.
For integration with Exchange: Be sure to connect Outlook 2013 to the supported versions of Exchange: Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, or Exchange Server 2013. Outlook 2013 is not supported on Exchange 2003.
For integration with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and Lync Server 2013 (optional):
  • Some features require Exchange Server 2013 and Lync Server 2013.
  • For a list of some new Outlook 2013 features that are enabled with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, see What's new in Outlook 2013.
For integration with Microsoft Lync (optional): Office Communicator 2007 R2, Microsoft Lync 2010, and Lync 2013 are supported with Outlook 2013. Office Communicator 2005 and Office Communicator 2007 are not supported.
Certain inking features require Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
Information Rights Management features require access to a computer that runs Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012 and Windows Rights Management Services.
Dynamic calendars require server connectivity.
Certain advanced functionality requires connectivity to Exchange Server 2010 or Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2010, or Windows Server 2003 with SP1 running Windows SharePoint Services.
Certain features require a Microsoft account.

Outlook license requirements for Exchange features

COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Memory 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card..
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365
.Net version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Other Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Memory 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365
.Net version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Other Access 2013 Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Memory 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365
.Net version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Other InfoPath 2013 Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.
Programmability scenarios require .NET 4.0.
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64, or equivalent
Memory 2 GB RAM
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics hardware
  • Support for Microsoft DirectX 9 application programming interface (API)
  • Minimum of 128 megabytes (MB) graphics memory
  • Windows Display Driver Model driver
  • 32 bits per pixel capable format
Operating system Windows 7 or Windows 8
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365
Data and voice Minimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor. We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32 bit or 64 bit).
Video
  • For VGA: Dual core 1.9 gigahertz (GHz) processor, or faster
  • For High Definition: Qual core 2.0 gigahertz (GHz) processor, or faster
Video source USB 2.0 video camera or Polycom CX5000 HD device (Microsoft RoundTable)
Conferencing
  • Polycom CX5000 HD (Microsoft RoundTable) conferencing device
  • Minimum 2.0 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
Telephony
  • Microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device(s)
  • Phones:
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
Memory 1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk 3.0 GB available disk space
Display 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365
.Net version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Other Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.