Microsoft Office 2019 Compatible With Windows 7

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The following versions of Office have been fully tested and are supported on Windows 10. They will still be installed on your computer after the upgrade to Windows 10 is complete. Office 365 (Version 16) Office 2019 (Version 16) Office 2016 (Version 16) Office 2013 (Version 15). Microsoft Office 2019 System Requirements. Screen resolution of a minimum of 1280 x 800; Windows 7 SP1 or above OS. The browsers used should be the latest versions; At least.Net 3.5; preferred 4.5 LCR; 1 GHz processor required. 2GB RAM required. 3 GB of available disk space required; A Microsoft account. Download Microsoft Office 2019 Latest Version. Office 2019 is not supported on Windows 7 or Windows 8. For Microsoft 365 installed on Windows 7 or Windows 8: Windows 7 with Extended Security Updates (ESU) is supported through January 2023. Windows 7 without ESU is supported through January 2020.

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Office 2019 is restricted to Windows 10, Windows Server 2019, and Windows 10 LTSC 2019. Business versions of Office 2019 are also only available in bulk licensing form, with a minimum of a 5 license purchase. Office 2019 Home may be installed. Office 2019 is supported on Windows 10 but isn’t supported on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. For more information, review the system requirements. To configure and perform installations, you use the Office Deployment Tool, which is a free download from the Microsoft Download Center. The Office Customization Tool that you previously used for Windows Installer (MSI) is no longer used.

Visual Studio 2019 contains many new and exciting features and IDE productivity enhancements tosupport Windows app development, cross-platform mobile development, Azure development, web and cloud development,and more. To try out Visual Studio 2019, see Visual Studio 2019 Downloads.For more information about everything that's new in this release, see theVisual Studio 2019 release notes andWhat's New in Visual Studio 2019.

For Visual Studio Code, see Visual Studio Code FAQ.
For Visual Studio 2019 for Mac, see Visual Studio for Mac Platform Targeting and Compatibility.
For Visual Studio 2019 for Mac release notes.

Installation

You can install and use Visual Studio 2019 alongsideprevious versions of Visual Studio, including Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2013, and Visual Studio 2012.

Download

Click a button to download the latest version of Visual Studio 2019. For instructions on installing and updating Visual Studio 2019, see theUpdate Visual Studio 2019 to the most recent release.Also, see instructions on how to install offline.

Note: Installation package size will vary depending on your current Visual Studio configuration.

System Requirements

For information on the system requirements for installing and running the Visual Studio 2019 family of products,including Team Foundation Server 2019, see the Visual Studio 2019 System Requirement page andVisual Studio for Mac Product Family System Requirements.

Feedback and Support

For support, or to submit feedback on Visual Studio, see:

Upgrade Projects to Visual Studio 2019

When following the supported upgrade paths, your Visual Studio source, solutions, and project files will continueto work; however, you should expect to make some changes to sources. While we cannot guarantee binary compatibilitybetween releases, we will do our best to document significant changes to assist you with updates.

Note

For details on how to migrate your projects to Visual Studio 2019, see Porting, Migrating, and Upgrading Visual Studio Projects.

Platform Targeting

Visual Studio provides cutting-edge tools and technologies to create apps that take advantage of thelatest platform capabilities, whether Windows, Android, iOS, or Linux. Visual Studio 2019 also targetsearlier platforms so you can create new apps or modernize existing apps that execute on earlier versionsof Windows while leveraging the enhanced development tools, quality enablement, and team collaborationcapabilities in Visual Studio 2019. For more information, see Managing references in aproject and Visual Studio Multi-TargetingOverview.

Visual Studio 2019 Support for Windows Development

The following table explains the Microsoft Windows platforms for which you can build apps by using Visual Studio 2019.

Build Apps that Run on Windows ClientsUsing Tools for Native and Managed Classic Windows Desktop DevelopmentUsing Tools for UWP App Development
Windows 10Yes
(see notes below)
Yes
(see notes below)
Windows 10 Team EditionNot applicableYes
(see notes below)
HoloLensNoYes
See the Windows Holographic Dev Center.
Xbox OneNot applicableYes
See the Xbox Dev Center.
Windows 8.1 (Windows 8)YesWindows Store app development is not available.
Windows 7YesNot applicable
Windows VistaYes
Remote debugging and profiling tools are not available.
Not applicable
Windows XPYes
Managed development requires using Visual Studio .NET multi-targeting. Remote debugging and profiling tools are not available.
Not applicable
Build Apps that Run on Windows PhoneUsing Tools for Native and Managed Classic Windows Desktop DevelopmentUsing Tools for UWP App Development
Windows 10 MobileNoWindows Store app development is not available.
Windows Phone 8.1 and earlierNoWindows Store app development is not available.
Build Apps that Run on Windows ServerUsing Tools for Native and Managed Classic Windows Desktop DevelopmentUsing Tools for UWP App Development
Windows Server 2016YesYes
(see notes below)
Windows Server 2016, Nano Server Installation OptionYes, for .NET Core and a subset of Win32
See the Nano Server Dev Center.
No
Windows Server 2012 R2YesWindows Store app development is not available.
Windows Server 2012YesWindows Store app development is not available.
Windows Server 2008 R2YesNot applicable
Windows Server 2008Yes
Remote debugging and profiling tools are not available.
Not applicable
Windows Server 2003Yes
Remote debugging and profiling tools are not available. Managed development requires using Visual Studio .NET multi-targeting and requires side-by-side installation of Visual Studio 2010. For more information, see: A Look Ahead at the Visual Studio 2012 Product Lineup and Platform Support.
Not applicable
Build Apps that Run on Windows Embedded DevicesUsing Tools for Native and Managed Classic Windows Desktop DevelopmentUsing Tools for UWP App Development
Windows 10 IoT CoreYes, for a subset of Win32 APIs
See the IoT Core API Porting Tool for information.
Yes
See the Windows IoT Dev Center for additional tools and resources.
Windows 10 IoT Mobile EnterpriseNoYes
See the Windows IoT Dev Center for additional tools and resources.
Windows 10 IoT EnterpriseYes
See the Windows IoT Dev Center for additional tools and resources.
Yes
See the Windows IoT Dev Center for additional tools and resources.
Windows Embedded 8 Standard and 8.1 IndustryYesNo
Windows Embedded Compact 2013NoNot applicable
Windows Embedded 7 (Compact, Standard, and POSReady)NoNot applicable
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and earlierNoNot applicable
Windows XP Embedded (Including POSReady 2009, WES 2009, WEPOS)NoNot applicable

Notes

  • For support information regarding Microsoft operating systems, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle and Windows 10 Release Information.
  • For support information on Microsoft .NET Framework, see .NET Framework Support Lifecycle FAQand .NET Framework System Requirements.
  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC edition, Windows 10 S and Windows 10 Team Edition are not supported for development.You may use Visual Studio 2019 to build apps that run on Windows 10 LTSC, Windows 10 S and Windows 10 Team Edition. Remote debuging is supported on LTSC.
  • Universal Windows app development for all target platforms is available when Visual Studio is installed on Windows 10.
  • Universal Windows apps can be built from the command line when using Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016. UWP development—includingdesigning, editing, and local debugging—is not available on Windows Server. You may deploy these apps to Windows server and debug them remotely.
  • Unity, and Xamarin can also be used for cross-platform development of Universal Windows Apps on Windows 10.

Visual Studio 2019 Support for .NET Development

Visual Studio 2019 supports development of apps that use any of the .NET implementations. Among the workloads and project types, you can find support for.NET Framework, .NET Core, Mono, .NET Native for Universal Windows Platform (UWP), C#, F#, and Visual Basic. Visual Studio 2019 supports the following .NET implementations:

Power

  • .NET Framework versions 4.8, 4.7.2, 4.7.1, 4.7, 4.6.2, 4.6.1, 4.6, 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, and 4.0
  • .NET Core 3.1, 3.0, 2.2, 2.1, and 1.1.

Note

For more information on each of these implementations, and on the common API specification .NET Standard, see .NET architectural components.

Visual Studio 2019 Support for Android Development

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Visual Studio 2019 enables you to build native Android apps using Xamarin and C# or using C++. The Visual Studio Tools for Unity andthe Unreal Engine enable Android game development. You can also use Visual Studio for Macto build Android apps using a Mac.

You can use Visual Studio setup to easily obtain the Android SDK and Android API levels 19, 21, 22, and 23.You can download additional API levels separately using the Android SDK Manager.You can also use Visual Studio Setup to obtain the Android Native Development Kit (R10E), Java SE Development Kit, and Apache Ant.

For more information, see Android development with Visual Studio andMobile App Development.

Note

For information on .NET development for Android, see .NET architectural components.

Visual Studio 2019 Support for iOS Development

Visual Studio 2019 enables you to build and debug apps for iOS by using C++, Unity, or Xamarinand a Mac configured for iOS development when using remotebuild, vcremote, the Visual Studio Tools for Unity,or the Xamarin Mac Agent. Xamarin supports iOS 7 and higher, and requires OS X 10.10 'Yosemite' or higher.You can also use Visual Studio for Mac to build iOS apps using a Mac.

Note

For more information, see Cross-platform mobile development in Visual Studio.For information on .NET development for iOS, see .NET architectural components.

Visual Studio 2019 Support for Linux Development

Visual Studio 2019 enables you to build and debug apps for Linux using C++, Python, and Node.js.Creating C++ apps for Linux requires theVisual C++ for Linux Development extension. Creating apps with Python orNode,js, requires that you enable remote debugging on the target Linux machine. You can also create, buildand remote debug .NET Core and ASP.NET Core applications for Linux using modern languages such as C#, VB and F#.

Note

For information on .NET development for Linux, see .NET architectural components.

  • CentOS 7.1 and Oracle Linux 7.1
  • Debian 8
  • Fedora 23
  • Linux Mint 17
  • openSUSE 13.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
  • Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04
8.1

Note

For more information see https://dot.net/core.

Visual Studio 2019 Support for macOS Development

Visual Studio 2019 enables you to build console applications and ASP.NET applications that target macOS.However, debugging is not supported. For additional macOS development tools choices, try Visual StudioCode or Visual Studio for Mac. Visual Studio Code provides a streamlined,extensible developer tool experience for macOS. Visual Studio for Macprovides a feature-rich IDE that enables you to build native macOS apps, including ASP.NET, using C#.

Note

For information on .NET development forMacOS, see .NET architectural components.

Other Platforms and Technologies

Visual Studio 2019 also supports the following platforms and technologies. For more information, seehttps://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/features/.

  • Apache Ant
  • Azure web apps and connected services, including Azure Data Lake
  • Docker
  • PowerShell
  • Web Development with ASP.NET, HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript, Node.js, Python, or TypeScript

Compatibility with Previous Releases

.NET Framework

.NET 4.7 is is a highly compatible in-place update of .NET 4, 4.5, 4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, and 4.6.2.

Note

For more information, see the Migration Guide to the .NET Framework 4.7, 4.6, and 4.5.

Team Explorer, Azure DevOps Server, and Team Foundation Server

Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2019 will connect to Azure DevOps Server 2019, Team Foundation Server 2017,Team Foundation Server 2015, Team Foundation Server 2013, Team Foundation Server 2012, and Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1.

Silverlight

Silverlight projects are not supported in this version of Visual Studio. To maintain Silverlight applications,continue to use Visual Studio 2015.

Windows Store and Windows Phone apps

Projects for Windows Store 8.1 and 8.0, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone are not supported in this release. Tomaintain these apps, continue to use Visual Studio 2015. To maintain Windows 10 Mobile projects, use Visual Studio 2017.To maintain Windows Phone 7.x projects, use Visual Studio 2012.

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Important

  • Support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020. Learn more
  • Microsoft 365 Apps is no longer supported on Windows 7.
  • If you're a home user running Office on Windows 7, see Windows 7 end of support and Office instead of reading this article.

Office 365 and Microsoft 365 are governed by the Modern Lifecycle Policy, which requires customers to stay current as per the servicing and system requirements for the product or service. This includes using Microsoft 365 Apps on a Windows operating system that is currently in support.

Using Microsoft 365 Apps on older, unsupported operating systems may cause performance and reliability issues over time. Therefore, if your organization is using Microsoft 365 Apps on devices running Windows 7, we strongly recommend your organization moves those devices to Windows 10.

Security updates will continue for Microsoft 365 Apps on Windows 7

Even though Windows 7 is no longer supported, we've decided to continue to provide you with security updates for Microsoft 365 Apps for the next 3 years, until January 2023. We're doing this to give you additional time to make the transition from using Microsoft 365 Apps on devices running Windows 7 to devices running a supported operating system, such as Windows 10. But, during that time, as long as the device is still running Windows 7, your installation of Microsoft 365 Apps won't receive any new features updates.

Important

  • Even with these security updates, Microsoft 365 Apps is no longer supported on Windows 7.
  • This information applies even if you have purchased Extended Security Updates (ESU) for Windows 7. After January 2020, security updates for Windows 7 are only available with ESU. For more information, see FAQ about Extended Security Updates for Windows 7.

How to manage Microsoft 365 Apps on Windows 7 after January 2020

Version 2002 is the last version of Microsoft 365 Apps that you can install on devices running Windows 7. Version 2002 is available in Current Channel, Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview), and Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel.

This means that if you want to continue to deploy and update Microsoft 365 Apps on devices that are running Windows 7, you need to use Version 2002. If you try to install a newer version of Microsoft 365 Apps, such as Version 2005, on a device running Windows 7, you'll receive an error message.

Note

You can continue to use a version of Microsoft 365 Apps earlier than Version 2002 on devices running Windows 7 if that version is still available. For example, you can continue to use Version 1908 of Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel until March 2021. To see the version available in each update channel of Microsoft 365 Apps, refer to the table in Update history for Microsoft 365 Apps.

To deploy or update Version 2002 on devices running Windows 7, you can keep using the same management tools that you're currently using, such as the Office Deployment Tool or Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager. Also, Microsoft 365 Apps can remain on the same update channel as before.

If Microsoft 365 Apps is configured to get updates directly from the Office Content Delivery Network (CDN) on the internet, Microsoft 365 Apps on devices running Windows 7 will be updated automatically to the most current release of Version 2002 for that update channel.

Guidance when using Configuration Manager for updates

If you use Configuration Manager and the Software Update management workflow to update installations of Microsoft 365 Apps, we recommend that you create a separate collection for your Windows 7 devices. Then, use a query rule to add members to the collection.

On the 2nd Tuesday of each month, a new update package for Version 2002 that is only for devices running Windows 7 will be made available in the Microsoft Update Catalog. There will be an update package for each architecture (x86 or x64). That update package can be used with whichever update channel of Microsoft 365 Apps you have deployed. There won't be separate update packages of Version 2002 for each update channel. For example, the same update package can be used to update a Current Channel or a Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel installation of Microsoft 365 Apps on devices running Windows 7.

In the Office 365 Updates node, you'll see entries like the following, where ##### will be replaced by the most current build number:

  • Microsoft 365 Apps Update for Windows 7 – Version 2002 for x64 based Edition (Build 12527.#####)
  • Microsoft 365 Apps Update for Windows 7 – Version 2002 for x86 based Edition (Build 12527.#####)

These update packages are configured to apply only to devices running Windows 7. These update packages can't be used to update Microsoft 365 Apps on devices running other supported operating systems, such as Windows 10.

If you use an automatic deployment rule (ADR), you should create a new rule for these update packages. Then, use the new rule for your collection that contains your Windows 7 devices. We recommend using the 'Title' property and searching for 'Microsoft 365 Apps Update for Windows 7' as well as the architecture you support. If you support both x86 and x64, you can include both updates in one Software Update Package as clients will apply the appropriate update. You should also check other existing ADRs to make sure they don't incorrectly try to apply these update packages, which are only for devices running Windows 7, to devices running other operating systems.

Extended availability of Version 2002

Version 2002 will be available until January 2023 and will receive security updates, as needed, during that time. For a list of security updates included in releases of Version 2002, see Release notes for Microsoft 365 Apps Security Updates.

Versions of Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel are available usually for only 14 months, but we're making an exception for Version 2002 in order to align with the availability dates of Windows 7 ESU. This extended availability for Version 2002 also applies to other update channels, such as Current Channel and Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview).

The extended availability of Version 2002 until January 2023 applies only to devices running Windows 7.

After moving Microsoft 365 Apps to a supported Windows operating system

After you move Microsoft 365 Apps to a supported Windows operating system, you can configure Microsoft 365 Apps to begin receiving newer versions and feature updates again. Since updates for Microsoft 365 Apps are cumulative, you'll receive all the feature updates that you missed while your device was running Windows 7.

If you're getting updates directly from the Office CDN on the internet, after the device is moved to a supported operating system, Microsoft 365 Apps will be updated automatically to the most current version available for that update channel and will start receiving new features again.

What about other versions of Office on Windows 7?

Microsoft Office For Windows 7

Non-subscription versions of Office used by organizations, such as Office Professional Plus 2016 or Office Standard 2013, will continue to be supported based on the Fixed Lifecycle Policy. To see specific end of support dates for non-subscription versions of Office, go to Search Product and Services Lifecycle Information.

Even if your version of Office is still supported, Windows 7 will no longer receive security updates after January 2020, leaving it vulnerable to security threats, unless you have ESU. We recommend that you move to a supported operating system, such as Windows 10.

Additional information

Is Microsoft Office Home And Student 2019 Compatible With Windows 7

  • This information also applies to the following products:
    • The subscription versions of the Project and Visio desktop apps. For example, if you have Project Plan 5 or Visio Plan 2.
    • Microsoft 365 Apps for business (previously named Office 365 Business), which is the version of Office that comes with some Microsoft 365 business plans, such as Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
  • For information about Windows Server 2008 R2, see Windows Server end of support and Microsoft 365 Apps.
  • For end of support dates for different versions of Office on various versions of Windows, see the Office configuration support matrix.
  • Other Microsoft resources are available to help you make the transition to using Microsoft 365 Apps on devices running Windows 10, including FastTrack and App Assure.
  • To discuss or learn more about end of support for Office versions, visit Microsoft Office End of Support on the Microsoft Tech Community.
  • If you're using Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on a device running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, you'll continue to see Office 365 ProPlus under the Product Information section when you go to File > Account in an Office app, such as Word. If you're using Version 2002 of Microsoft 365 Apps for business, you'll see Microsoft 365 for business under the Product Information section.