System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements for NCSS 8

In order to run NCSS 8, your computer must meet the following minimum standards:

  • Processor:
    • 450 MHz or faster processor
    • 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • RAM:
    • 256 MB (512 MB recommended)
  • Operating Systems:
    • Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or higher
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8 or later
    • Windows Server 2003
    • Windows Server 2008
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 or later
  • Privileges:
    • Administrative rights required during installation only
  • Third Party Software:
    • Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 (included with NCSS CD, comes pre-installed with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, feature activation required on Windows 8)
    • Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 or higher
    • Adobe Reader® 7 or higher (required for the Help System only)
  • Hard Disk Space:
    • 120 MB for NCSS (plus space for Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 if not already installed)
  • Printer:
    • Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer

NCSS 8 on a Mac

A Windows emulator (such as Parallels) is required to run NCSS 8 on a Mac.

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