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Sharepoint 2010 on Windows XP?

  Asked By: Michael    Date: May 02    Category: Sharepoint 2010    Views: 5726

I'm a developer wanting to learn Sharepoint. Last Saturday, I met a .NET
architect that told me the new version of Sharepoint (version 2010) was
designed to run on a desktop computer running Windows (not Windows Server).
I'm still using Windows XP SP3. Can I install the trial version of
Sharepoint 2010 on my Windows XP? Will Sharepoint 2010 work on Windows XP?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alison West     Answered On: May 02

I think you can run SP2010 on XP machine
for development purpose, you can use windows  7. refer to the following

Installation notice for the sharepoint  Server Public Beta on Microsoft
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows 7 blogs.msdn.com/.../installation-


Announcing SharePoint Server 2010 Preliminary System Requirements blogs.msdn.com/.../...ary-system-requirements.aspx

Answer #2    Answered By: Freddy Heath     Answered On: May 02

Ok, I found a Microsoft article that Sharepoint 2010 can be installed on
Windows 7 x64, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 x64, or Windows Vista Service
Pack 2 x64 but not Windows XP. Looks like I need to get a new laptop.

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