• Review your system requirements before opening your software. No returns on open packages.
  • Save your PRODUCT KEY. You have the only record of this activation code. We recommend you email the number to yourself or take a picture of it for safekeeping.
  • Uninstall any trial, starter, or demo version of Office before installing your copy. They will interfere with the installation process.
  • Purchase limit: one copy per BU ID. Must be a current BU student enrolled and settled during the semester making your purchase. Alumni are not eligible.
  • Office 2013 is NOT compatible with Windows XP or Vista.

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Office 2013 Professional Plus System Requirements

Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (Ghz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory (RAM) 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32 bit); 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM (64 bit)
Hard Disk 3.0 gigabytes (GB) available
Display Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX10 graphics card and 1024 x 576 resolution
Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x.
.NET version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Multi-touch A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Additional requirements and considerations Some functionality may vary, based on the system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.

Office 2010 Professional Plus System Requirements

Operating system Supports only the 32-bit edition of : Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, MSXML 6.0.Supports both 32-bit or 64-bit editions of : Windows Vista with SP1, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Terminal Server, Windows on Windows (WOW) (which allows installation of 32-bit versions of Office 2010 on 64-bit operating systems, excluding Windows Server 2003 64-bit and Windows XP 64-bit).Does not support any edition of : Windows Server 2003 64-bit, Windows XP 64-bit
Computer and processor 500-megahertz (MHz) processor or later versions; 1 gigahertz (GHz) required for Microsoft Outlook with Business Contact Manager.
Memory 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher; 512 MB recommended for graphics features, Microsoft Outlook Instant Search, Microsoft Outlook with Business Contact Manager, Communicator, and certain advanced functionality.
Hard disk 3.5 gigabyte (GB) available disk space.
Display 1024 × 768 or higher-resolution monitor.
Additional Requirements and product functionality can vary based on the system configuration and operating system.
  • Certain inking features require running Windows XP Tablet PC edition, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
  • Connectivity to Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, or Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is required for certain advanced functionality in Office Outlook 2007. Instant Search requires Windows Desktop Search 3.0. Dynamic Calendars require server connectivity.
  • Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 9.0c graphics card with 64-MB or greater video memory.
  • Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, or Internet Explorer 8, 32-bit browser only. Internet functionality requires Internet access (fees might apply).
  • 512 MB of RAM or higher recommended for Microsoft Outlook Instant Search. Grammar and contextual spelling in Word 2010 is not turned on unless the computer has 1 GB memory.
  • Microsoft Silverlight plug-in. See Get started with Microsoft Silverlight (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=169372).

Office for Mac 2011 System Requirements

  • Make a copy of your PRODUCT KEY for safekeeping! You have the only record of it.
Operating system Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
Processor Intel only
Memory 1 GB of RAM or more
Hard disk 2.5 GB of available hard disk spaceHFS +, also known as Mac OS Extended format
External disk drive DVD drive (or connection to a local area network if you are installing over a network)
Monitor 1280 x 800 pixel or higher resolution
Input device Mouse or compatible input device
Microsoft Exchange Server Connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 with Update Rollup 4 (KB952580) or later
Additional Requirements
  • Certain online functionality requires a Windows Live ID.
  • Access to files stored on a SharePoint server requires connectivity to Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or later.
  • Safari 5 or later (recommended).

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These installer files are provided for systems that do not have optical drives. You must still receive the media discs, as they contain the PRODUCT KEY needed to complete the installation process. Make a copy of your PRODUCT KEY for safekeeping! You have the only record of it.

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Office for Mac 2011

If you receive the error “MICROSOFTOFFICE2011.iso can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store” please see the following instructions:

  • Go to: Apple menu > System Preferences… > Security & Privacy > General tab
  • Under the header “Allow applications downloaded from:”, change to “Anywhere”.
  • When finished installing Office, reset your security back to protect your Mac from malware and other malicious software.  See OS X: Gatekeeper for more details.