Microsoft office and Windows operating system both are the product of Microsoft but sometime when user tries to install Microsoft office 2010 in Windows system then the installation stopped and gives the error message. This happen mostly if the system has Windows XP or Windows server 2003 installed. As we know that every software or application has some requirements which are compulsory to fulfill so if any one of the requirements are not fulfilled then the application or software can’t installed successfully. The same scenario applies with this error. Microsoft Office 2010 is not compatible with Windows XP and Windows server 2003 so if you are trying to install this application in such type of configured system then you can’t install successfully and you will receive the error message as-
To install and use this product, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
Windows Vista sp1
Windows XP Sp3
Windows Server 2003 Sp2
Windows Vista Sp1
Windows Server 2008
If you want to install Microsoft office 2010 then it must that, verify the operating system of the system. If the system is not compatible then you can make it compatible through the given process of this page so read the solution which are given below.
Cause of this error:-
System incompatibility is the cause of Microsoft office 2010 installation error. It is simple to know the issue of this problem because the error message cleared that you are getting Microsoft office 2010 installation error in windows XP or Windows server 2003 due to missing or incompatible of operating system. Since Microsoft office 2010 x64 can’t support Windows XP and Windows server 2003 so if you are trying to install it in one of both os then you will still receive the Microsoft office 2010 installation error.
How to fix this problem:-
If you are getting Microsoft office 2010 installation error in windows XP then you can fix it because you are getting this problem due to incompatible os of the system so verify the version of the os and its bit also. If it is 32 bit but the Office is compatible with x64 then you will receive the error so be sure that you have the required versions. If System is compatible but you are getting the error then it means that the system is not well configured or missing system files or malicious programs injected so repair the system, scan the system to protect from malicious programs. You can also do that; disable the compatibility mode of office 2010 before installation through the given steps-
i) Right click on the Setup.exe file of Microsoft office 2010 and click on properties
ii) Go to the Compatibility option and click on it
iii) Click on the check box “Run this program in compatible mode for”
iv) Click on Apply and click on OK
v) Finally double click on the setup file of Office 2010 and install it
You can do that repair the windows system with the help of third party repair tool because if the system files are missing and became the issue of the error then it will solved.