System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements for NCSS 2004 and PASS 2005 or Earlier

In order to run NCSS 2004, PASS 2005, or earlier versions, your computer must meet the following minimum standards:

  • Processor:
    • Pentium-Class processor
    • 32-bit (x86) processor
  • RAM:
    • 32 MB (at least 64 MB recommended)
  • Operating Systems:
    • Windows XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98, or 95
    • (PASS 2005 will run on Windows Vista with some known issues)
  • Privileges:
    • Administrative rights required for NCSS 2004 and earlier and PASS 2002 and earlier
  • Third Party Software:
    • None
  • Hard Disk Space:
    • 200 MB
  • Printer:
    • Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer

NCSS or PASS software on a Mac

A Windows emulator is required to run NCSS or PASS software on a Mac.

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