Office 2013 system requirements

Standard system requirements for Office 2013

Component Office 2013 requirements
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory (RAM) 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit); 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM (64-bit)
Hard Disk 3.0 gigabytes (GB) available
Display Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX10 graphics card and a 1024 x 576 or higher resolution monitor
Operating System Office 2013 runs on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. When you run Office 2013 32-bit on a 64-bit version of a Windows operating system, the program runs in the 32-bit layer of the Windows operating system. For more information, see 64-bit editions of Office 2013. Here are supported Windows operating systems on which you can run Office 2013 32-bit and 64-bit programs.Office 2013 32-bit products are supported on the following Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)*
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)**

Office 2013 64-bit products are only supported on the following Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)*
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)**

*Windows Server 2008 R2 is available only in 64-bit architecture

**Windows Server 2012 is available only in 64-bit architecture

NoteNote:
No support is provided for side-by-side installations of 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Office. For example, there is no support for side-by-side installations of Office 2010 32-bit with Office 2013 64-bit, or for Excel 2010 64-bit and Visio 2013 32-bit.
Lync Server 2013 is available only in a 64-bit edition, which requires hardware and a 64-bit edition of the Windows Server operating system. A 32-bit edition of Lync Server 2013 is not available with this release.
Browser Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, or 11; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x.
.NET version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Multi-touch A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Additional requirements and considerations Some functionality may vary, based on the system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.

Other features of Office 2013 include:

  • A new visualization for scheduled tasks in Microsoft Outlook
  • Flatter look of the Ribbon interface and subtle animations when typing or selecting (Word and Excel)
  • Remodeled start screen
  • New graphical options in Word
  • Objects such as images can be freely moved; they snap to boundaries such as paragraph edges, document margin and or column boundaries
  • Online picture support with content from Office.com, Bing.com and Flickr (by default, only images in public domain)
  • Ability to return to the last viewed or edited location in Word and PowerPoint
    New slide designs, animations and transitions in PowerPoint 2013
  • Support for Outlook.com and Hotmail.com in Outlook
  • Support for integration with Skype, Yammer and SkyDrive
  • IMAP special folders support.
  • Excel 2013 supports new limit models.