System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements for NCSS 2021

In order to run NCSS 2021, 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 11 or later
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 or higher

    • Windows Server 2019 or later
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2008 SP2/R2

  • Privileges:
    • Administrative rights required during installation only

  • Third Party Software:
    • Microsoft .NET 4.6 (Comes pre-installed with Windows 10 or later and Windows Server
      2016 or later. Installation required on Windows 8.1 or earlier and Windows Server
      2012 R2 or earlier. For systems where .NET 4.6 installation is required, a .NET 4.6
      download helper will start automatically when you run the NCSS setup file.
      )
    • Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 or higher
    • Adobe Reader® 7 or higher (required for the Help System only)

  • Hard Disk Space:
    • 350 MB for NCSS (plus space for Microsoft .NET 4.6 if not already installed)

  • Printer:
    • Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer

NCSS 2021 on a Mac

A Windows emulator (such as Parallels) is required to run NCSS 2021 on a Mac.

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