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 2016.

Is your computer ready to run Office 2016?
Find out the hardware and software requirements for Office 2016 on Microsoft's System Requirements for Office 2016 & Microsoft 365 page.

Why can't I install Office 2016 on Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista?
You’ll need a computer running Windows 8 and above to install Microsoft Office 2016. If you try to install Office 2016 with Windows XP or Windows Vista, it will not work. Consider upgrading to Windows 8 or above, or read more about Office 2016 requirements.

Can I use Office 2016 on my Macintosh computer?
Support for Office 2016 is will end on October 13, 2020 on Macintosh computers. Your Office 2016 applications will continue to function, will not disappear from your Mac nor will you lose any data. More information regarding this change in support can be found on Microsoft's End of Support for Office 2016 for Mac page.

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October 12, 2020