Microsoft Office 2007 Working With Microsoft Vista

by on November 26, 2007

Q: Will the Microsoft Office 2007 Student and Home Edition work with the basic Windows Vista upgrade?

A: According to Microsoft’s 2007 Microsoft Office system suites page, Office 2007 Home and Student Edition includes Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, and OneNote, all essential programs for any home or student user. The programs work in the following capacities:

Microsoft Word
The standard word processing application enabling users to create and share documents ranging from simple letters to brochures and web pages.

Microsoft Excel
Spreadsheet program allowing users to organize, calculate and manage data. Use Excel to record information ranging from addresses to home business profits.

Microsoft PowerPoint
The slideshow creation staple. Use PowerPoint to create presentations filled with animations, graphics, and sounds for school reports or family photos.

Microsoft OneNote
OneNote is probably the least known application in the Office 2007 Student and Home Edition. That said it is a powerful note taking and note-sharing program. Record your notes and share with others in electronic notebooks.

Visit Microsoft’s 2007 Microsoft Office release system requirements page to check the system requirements for Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition. According to the page, you will need the following features:

Computer and Processor
– 500MHz or higher

Memory
– 256 MB RAM or higher

Hard Disk
– 1.5 GB

Drive
– CD or DVD

Display
– 1024×768 or higher resolution

Operating System
– Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, or newer operating system

Since Windows Vista falls into the “newer operating system” category, it should work fine with Microsoft Office 2007 Student and Home Edition. Also, in the System Requirements section of the Office 2007 Office System Frequently Asked Questions page, the question, “Does the Microsoft Office system require Windows Vista to run?” is answered in the following way: “No. The Microsoft Office System is designed to run on both Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later and Windows Vista.” There is also other great information in the FAQ section, so I would definitely check out the page. Upgrading to Windows Vista should not be a problem when running Microsoft Office 2007 Student and Home Edition.

I hope this information helps, and good luck!