The following article is designed to be a resource to The University of Iowa community for information and instruction pertaining to compatibility and system requirements for Microsoft Office 2013.

Is your computer ready to run Office 2013?
Find out the hardware and software requirements for Office 2013 on Microsoft's System Requirements for Office 2013 & Office 365 page.

Why can't I install Office 2013 on Windows XP or Windows Vista?
You’ll need a computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8 to install Microsoft Office 2013. If you try to install Office 2013 with Windows XP or Windows Vista, it just won’t work.  Consider upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 8, or read more about Office 2013 requirements.

Can I use Office 2013 on my Macintosh computer?
Office 2013 is not compatible with Macintosh computers - the most current version of Microsoft Office for Macintosh is Office 2011.

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May 19, 2016