SpecView System Requirements

SpecView runs on the following Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 11       (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows 10       (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows 8, 8.1    (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows 7     (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows Vista     (32 bit)
  • Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012  and 2022  (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows XP     (32 bit)

Note that SpecView does not work on Windows 8 RT (as found on some early Microsoft Surface tablets).

SpecView requires a minimum of:

  • Intel Pentium processor or equivalent AMD
  • 4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended, as Windows takes most of this minimum)
  • 800MB hard disk space to install SpecView if installing with all the Videos, 200Mb for the Website download
  • additional disk space for data logging (varies depending on how much and how often you log data)
  • Instrument connection: RS232 / RS485 / RS422 / Ethernet / OPC

** Note that SV3_32 can only access 4GB RAM regardless of how much is installed. SV3_64 can access all available RAM if needed. This is a Windows Operating system limitation.
Ideal System:

  • Intel Core i5 (or Celeron or AMD equivalent) 2.6Ghz
  • 8GB RAM
  • 500GB hard disk + enough space for Data Logging

Essentially, anything that runs MS Word and MS Excel quickly will be OK for SpecView.  For heavily loaded systems with lots of comms, lots of screens and lots of Strategy Controller, it is recommended to get the fastest PC possible with 8GB RAM.

We have no plans for Macintosh, Linux, Palm-OS or Windows CE at present.

SpecView may be configured to on a Virtual PC - such as Hyper-V or VM-Ware but there are some considerations to be taken into account for licensing, so please call us first.

(C) 2023 SpecView Inc.  & SpecView Ltd.  Page Updated: 27 June 2024

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