Having trouble installing Microsoft Office 2010 on Windows XP SP1

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I am having trouble installing Microsoft Office 2010 on Windows XP SP1 and SP. When I attempted to install this product the following error shows that the product is not compatibility with Windows SP1 and SP2.

Can I install this product on my system without having any issue? Should I install another Operating System to install Microsoft Office 2010? I really need your assistance.

I would be grateful to you.


Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error:

To install and use this product, you must be running one of the following operating systems: 

X86 platform

Windows 7, Vista SP1, XP SP3, Server 2003 SP2,

X64 platform

Windows 7, Vista SP1 , Server 2008 x.

Correct the issue(s) listed above and re-run the setup” message.

Answered By 10 points N/A #177172

Having trouble installing Microsoft Office 2010 on Windows XP SP1


Hello Smith. Unfortunately, Microsoft Office 2010 is not compatible with Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1. Right now, it becomes a matter of practicality for you.

Which would be cheaper? Buying and installing Windows Service Pack 3, or buying an older version of Microsoft Office which is highly compatible with Windows service pack 1?

To help you along, listed prices at amazon.com for Windows XP Service Pack 3 stand at $ 99.99 while Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2007 is at $ 89 to $ 191.70.

If you want to keep your Microsoft Office 2010, then by all means, go and buy Windows XP Service Pack 3.

However, if you prefer to keep your current operating system, then you should look to buying older versions of Microsoft Office.

For your reference, prices quoted above were taken from Amazon.com.

Hope this helps.

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