Microsoft Office XP

This article shows you how to download and install the full version of Microsoft Office XP for free on PC. Follow these instructions to install Microsoft Office XP.

Table of contents

  • Software
  • The end to clippy
  • Office XP and Windows XP
  • Microsoft Office XP System Prerequisites


How to Download and Install Microsoft Office XP

Required files

About 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 and predecessor of Microsoft Office 2003. You can also recognize it by its codename, ‘Office 10’. It was released in the USA in March 2001. However, it made its debut in Europe on August 4, 2001. The ‘Mainstream’ support phase for Office XP ended on 11 July 2006, the day on which Windows 98 and Me were no longer supported. Extended support was ended on 12 July 2011. Office XP tools were given the title « 2002 », even though the suffix was « XP ». Word 2002 was the name of Word, instead of Word XP.

The end of clippy

A key element of the Microsoft Office XP advertising campaign was the removal of Clippy and other Office Assistants as a default option, which Microsoft knew were quite unpopular and unused among users. These features were not entirely removed in the 2007 version.

Office XP and Windows XP

Microsoft Office XP launched in the same years as Windows XP. Despite similar names, Office XP will work with Windows XP. It will also be compatible with Windows NT 4.0. Windows 98 SE. Windows 2000. Windows Me is the most recent suite compatible. It is compatible with Windows Vista but not with Windows 7. It is not compatible to Windows 95 (the last compatible Suite for Windows 95 being Office 2000).

Microsoft Office XP System Requirements

Office XP will run on Windows 98, 98SE, Me, NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6 or later, 2000, and XP.


  • Windows XP : Windows XP will require 128 megabytes RAM (MB) to run the operating software, as well as 8MB RAM per Office program (e.g. Word), which must be running simultaneously
  • Windows 2000 Professional: Windows 2000 Professional requires 64MB RAM to run the operating system and 8MB RAM for each Office program (e.g. Word) that is running simultaneously
  • Windows Me and Windows NT 4.0: Requires 32MB of RAM for the operating system, plus an additional 8MB of RAM for each Office program (e.g., Word) running simultaneously
  • Windows 98SE or Windows 98: Windows 98 requires 24MB RAM to run the operating system. Each Office program (e.g. Word) must be running simultaneously with 8MB RAM.

Hard disk space

Hard disk space requirements will vary depending on configuration; custom installation choices will determine the space needed. Below are the minimum requirements for Office XP suites.

  • Office XP Standard: 210MB available hard drive space
  • Office XP Professional and Professional Special Edition: 245MB of available hard disk space
  • Additional 115MB are required for the installation of the operating system on the hard drive. System Files Updating will be available to users without Windows XP and Windows 2000.


Office XP Professional demands a Super VGA display (800×600) and higher resolution with 256 colors.


To install Office XP on a CD-ROM drive,

Pointing device

For Office XP to work, you need a mouse

Requirements for speech recognition features

These are the requirements for Office XP’s speech recognition features (available only for US English, Japanese and Simplified Mandarin Chinese):

  • Pentium II 400MHz processor or higher
  • 128MB RAM or more
  • Close-talk microphone
  • An audio output device
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later

How do I download and install Microsoft Office XP

  1. Once you have finished downloading the files required, click the download button. This might take from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on your download speed.
  • Extract the files. This article will help you learn how to extract. The password to extract will always be:
  • Open the « Software Files » folder and mount en_office_xp_professional_cd_x10-29102.iso
  • Run the setup and install Microsoft Office XP. If asked for a serial number, copy the code from the text file « SERIAL » into your computer.
  • Now, you have Microsoft Office XP installed on all your computers.