Does Office XP require Microsoft Windows
No. Office XP Professional will run on Microsoft Windows
98, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), Microsoft
Windows 2000 Professional, and Microsoft Windows NT4.0 with
Service Pack 6 (SP6) or later.
Will I have any problems sharing Office XP files with people
running previous versions of Office?
Documents created with Office XP can be used with Office
2000 and Office 97 (with the exception of Microsoft Access).
Access users: Access version
2002 will use the Access 2000 file format by default. If
you choose to use the updated file format for Access 2002,
those files will not work with Access 2000.
Office 95 users: You can choose to save your Office XP files
in the Office 95 file format. Any files you save or create
with Office XP and plan to open later in Office 95 must
be saved in the Office 95 file format.
What do I need to do to start trying Office XP?
The first time you start an Office XP Professional program,
the easy-to-use Office Activation Wizard will automatically
appear and walk you through the software activation process.
Once you complete this process, the trial will be fully
What if I already have an earlier version of Office on my
Microsoft recommends you remove any previous version
of Office that is on your computer. While you can choose
to keep a previous version of Office installed, you cannot
have two versions of Outlook on your computer. If you choose
to install Outlook 2002, any previous version will automatically
be removed. You can have multiple versions of the other
Office programs installed on your computer. If you remove
a previous version of Office, but want the option to use
that version later, you must have the installation source
for that version available (for example, the installation
CDs). You will have to remove the trial to reinstall the
previous version. The trial installation instructions will
also display this warning to remind you.