Users often overlook the importance of system requirements. This step is especially necessary when installing a productivity suite as large as Office 2010. You can either find the Office 2010 system requirements when you review the product’s packaging or visit Microsoft's Office site.
To see a full list of requirements for each Office 2010 suite version, visit the Microsoft Office 2010 System Requirements page.
If you don’t know your computer’s specifications, you can find most of this information by simply right-clicking Computer (or My Computer) from the Start menu or on your Desktop and choosing Properties from the context menu that opens.