This article discusses the versions (32-bit and 64-bit versions) of Microsoft Office that
are supported in Windows 7 .
Office 2003 and 2007
Microsoft Office system are tested and supported in Windows 7. Microsoft Office XP is
approaching the end of its support life cycle. Currently, Office XP is in the Extended Support period of the support life cycle.
only security issues are addressed by updates. All
support for Office XP will end on July 12, 2011.
Office 2000 and
earlier releases of Microsoft
Office are beyond their
10-year support life cycles. Therefore, these products are
not supported on any version of Windows.
Because Office XP and Office 2003 are on Extended Support
status, there are no design or functionality updates available for these products to address issues that occur when
these products are run in Windows 7. Additionally, no more service packs will be released for these versions of Office. For more information about the support
policy for these and other versions of Office, visit the following Microsoft
The 2007 Office system is the recommended and optimal version of Office for Windows 7.
These products are still on Mainstream support status,
and they are assigned the Windows 7 logo. For more
information about Microsoft Office and
products that are identified as compatible with Windows 7, visit the
following Microsoft Web site:
For more information about the Windows 7 Application
Compatibility List for IT Professionals, visit the following
Microsoft Web site:
For more information about Microsoft Support Lifecycle
(MSL) policies, visit the following Microsoft Web site: