System Requirements

Recommended hardware and system requirements

We provide our suggestions about what constitutes a 'good' platform for running our software, and information about the versions of Windows on which we test the software and for which we are therefore able to offer formal support.

Windows Versions

Easy-PC is a 32-bit Windows application, and is only supported on the 'current' desktop (not Server) versions of Windows (both 32- and 64-bit) as indicated in the table below.

It is not officially supported on Windows 'emulators' or other 'hosted' systems such as can be used to run Windows applications on Mac or Linux. Our software may work on these systems once the appropriate configuration settings have been applied, but we do not test the software on such platforms and cannot offer advice, guidance or support on using them.

Our support for each Windows version continues for a period of approximately two years after Microsoft cease mainstream support for that version, as shown below. We no longer directly support Easy-PC on earlier versions of Windows, although you may still find that the application operates perfectly well on those versions.

Windows VersionEasy-PC supported until at least
Windows 7June 2017
Windows 8 & 8.1June 2020
Windows 10June 2022

Recommended Hardware

We recommend that you use at least the minimum hardware specified for the version of Windows you are going to run. If it can run Windows and a few applications without struggling, then it should suffice for all but the most complex of Easy-PC designs.

We don't stipulate an absolute minimum hardware specification, partly because there are so many different varieties and combinations of computer available. The only solid restriction is that some of the more complex dialogs within the application are quite large and will thus require at least the graphics resolution shown below to allow them to fit on the screen.

ItemRequirement
Processor1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) or equivalent
MemoryAt least 4Gb§
Disk space1Gb for installation and reasonable selection of data
GraphicsAt least 1024x768 resolution

† Easy-PC does not currently make use of multiple cores or processors.

§ follow Microsoft memory recommendations for your version of Windows.

◊ for 3D View, hardware acceleration for Open-GL may enhance performance.

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