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Purpose of knowledge article

  • Provide informaiton about installing different versions of Microsoft Office, Project, and Visio compatibility on the same computer


The general rule to install Microsoft Office with either or both Project and Visio, the following conditions must be met:

  • They must be the same version
  • They must use the same installation technology
  • They must be the same bit version; 32-bit or 64-bit
  • They must use the same type of license 
  • They must use the same update channels

There are some exceptions, but they do not apply to what is provided at the Lab.

With all the limitations, make sure you only install the same version of Microsoft Office with the same version of Project and/or Visio on the same computer.

Compatibility table between current versions provided at the Lab

MS Project 2019MS Project 2021
MS Office 2019yes


MS Office 2021noyes
MS Office 365nono

MS Visio 2019MS Visio 2021

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