System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements for PASS 16

In order to run PASS 16, 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 10 or later
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 or higher
    • Windows Server 2016 or later
    • 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 PASS setup file.
      )
    • Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 or higher
    • Adobe Reader® 7 or higher (required for the Help System only)
  • Hard Disk Space:
    • 220 MB for PASS (plus space for Microsoft .NET 4.6 if not already installed)
  • Printer:
    • Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer

PASS 16 on a Mac

A Windows emulator (such as Parallels) is required to run PASS 16 on a Mac.

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