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I can not install office 365 on my Windows XP machine

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I'm trying to install office 365 on my windows xp machine and keep getting an error code telling me it's not a valid Win32 application. I've checked and made sure that my computer is 32-bit and I'm installing the 32-bit version...any ideas?
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  • I am not the world's expert on this, but I can tell you that Office 2013 desktop applications are not compatible with Windows XP, and it may be these that are tripping your installation up. I had a similar experience trying to install Office 365 from the web on a user's machine, based on a Microsoft web page that says Office 365 is compatible with Windows XP, so long as it has a particular Service Pack installed. Sorry I can't remember the exact details...Suffice to say, this advice does not apply to the Office 2013 desktop applications themselves. Extremely irritating, but true. I don't know what parts of OFfice 365 ARE compatible with XP...Perhaps this guidance was in reference to the Web applications, such as the in-browser Word and Excel applications? Either way, the desktop versions certainly are not XP compatible. And this is not made as clear as it could be Microsoft in my view.

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  • HI,

    The web based parts of Office 365 can run on just about anything with a newer browser, how ever the install is trying to install Office 2013, and that will only install and run on Windows 7 and 8.

    Hope this helps




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