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10
Dec
2018
Planning to upgrade to Office 2019?  Make sure you are installing on Windows 10.

Planning to upgrade to Office 2019?  Make sure you are installing on Windows 10.

Microsoft Office 2019 is the current version of Microsoft Office, a productivity suite, succeeding Office 2016. It was released to general availability for Windows 10 and for macOS on September 24, 2018.

Here’s a big change. On PCs, you’ll need Windows 10 for Office 2019; Microsoft will not support any versions of Windows 7 or 8. 

There is no way out there to install Office 2019 on Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1. However, since Office 365 is compatible with Windows 7 SP 1 and Windows 8/8.1, you can buy Office 365 (which offers all the features of Office 365 and much more) subscription and install it on Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 with ease.

For those who are hearing Office 365 for the first time, Office 365 is a subscription service whereas Office 2019 is a one-time purchase.

For your reference, here are the minimum system requirements for running Office 2019.

  • 1.6 GHz or faster, 2-core processor
  • 2.0 GHz or faster recommended for Skype for Business
  • 4 GB RAM for 64-bit; 2 GB RAM for 32-bit
  • 4.0 GB free disk space
  • 1280 x 768 or higher screen resolution
  • Windows 10, Windows Server 2019
  • Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9 or later, with WDDM 2.0 or higher for Windows 10

NOTE 1: If you are running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or later version, it requires WDDM 1.3 or higher.

NOTE 2: Skype for Business requires DirectX9 or later, 128 MB graphics memory and 32 bits per pixel capable format

You might need to install .NET 3.5 or 4.6 and higher to use some features.

It’s worth mentioning that Office 2019 cannot be installed alongside Office 2016.

Feel free to contact navitend with any questions you have regarding what software is compatible with your office environment.

We found this article very informative as well.   https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-only-no-microsoft-office-2019-if-youre-on-windows-7-or-8-1/

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