To install the Office Live Meeting client, your computer must meet the hardware and software requirements that are described in Table 1.

Table 1. Minimum System Requirements for the Office Live Meeting Client

System Component Minimum Requirement

Display Resolution

Required: Super VGA 800x600

Recommended: Super VGA 1024x768 or higher

Note: Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition portrait mode is supported.

Operating System

Windows Vista, 32-bit Edition and 64-bit Edition (running in 32-bit mode)1

Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended)

Windows XP Professional 64-bit Edition

Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4

Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1


Data and Voice: 500-megahertz (MHz) or higher processor, Intel Pentium-compatible

For Webcam video: 1 GHz or higher

For Microsoft RoundTable: 1.8 GHz dual or higher


256 megabytes (MB) of RAM

Recommended: 512 MB

Disk Space Needed for Installation

125 MB

Video Memory

Video card with 64 MB of RAM (video RAM or VRAM) and Microsoft DirectX application programming interface generation


Sound card, speaker, and computer microphone

For sending Video

Webcam or Microsoft RoundTable device

Bandwidth Requirements for Data Only

56 kbps or better (Recommended: DSL or Cable high speed internet access)

Bandwidth Requirements for Voice and Video

Voice:50 kbps minimum 1, 80 kbps high quality 2

Webcam:50 kbps minimum, 350 kbps high quality

RoundTable:100 kbps minimum, 700 kbps high quality

Other Software

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2002 or later presentation graphics program or Microsoft Office Standard Edition or Professional Edition (which includes PowerPoint software) to upload presentations.

Adobe Flash Player version 8 or higher to view Flash content in the meeting.

On Windows Vista, Adobe Flash Player version 9.0.45 to view Flash content in the meeting.

Windows Media technologies player, version 9 or later (version is checked when the meeting client starts) to view Windows Media content in the meeting.

1 Uploading content is not available on the 64-bit edition of Windows Vista.

2 The required and recommended bandwidth speeds are cumulative. For example, if you want to use voice, webcam, and Microsoft RoundTable, the minimum bandwidth would be 50+50+50=150 kbps.

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