Upgrade or Else! Office 2013 Won’t Run on Older M$ Operating Systems

Another good reason to move to LibreOffice if you are a small business! Office 2013 won’t run on Windows XP or Vista.

Office 2013 Won’t Run On Windows XP, Vista

“Microsoft’s Office 2013 suite, unveiled Monday by CEO Steve Ballmer at a launch event in San Francisco, is only compatible with PCs, laptops, or tablets running the newest Windows operating systems–either Windows 7 or Windows 8, according to Microsoft.

Systems running Vista, XP, or older versions of Windows won’t be able to run the software, meaning that more than half of all computers currently running Windows would need an upgrade to run Office 2013.

Microsoft earlier this week posted the system requirements for Office 2013 Customer Preview on one of its support sites. Compatible operating systems are limited to Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012.

A spokesperson confirmed the requirements are applicable to the final version of Office 2013.”

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