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The following are the minimum system requirements for Color Engine Pilot 12.2. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running Color Engine Pilot on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

Minimum requirements

Minimum System Requirements for Color Engine Pilot 12.2
Processor type and speedx86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) compatible dual-core processor (Intel or AMD), minimum dual-core.

Minimum 1GB RAM, recommended 2GB

For more info about memory limitations in Windows operating systems, please consult this table.

Available hard drive space

An NTFS volume is required. The software takes maximum 1GB of disk space. But take into account the need for storage of temporary and production data. A backup solution is strongly advised.


10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.

In order to use the PantoneLIVE cloud subscription service, an internet connection and a PantoneLIVE account are required.
Graphics card and video driversMinimum 1280 x 1024 resolution, true color depth.
Virtualization Not supported.
Supported SpectrophotometersThe following spectrophotometers are supported for a serial port:
  • Gretag Spectrolino/Spectroscan
  • Gretag SPM50/55/60/100/100 II
  • Gretag SpectroEye
  • X-Rite 938/968, DTP22, DTP41, SP88, SP68, Spectrofiler
  • Minolta 3300/3600, CM-2002, CM-508, CM-3000
  • Gretag Eye-One
  • Gretag ICColor
  • X-Rite DTP70

The following spectrophotometers are supported for a USB port:

  • Barbieri SpectroSwing
  • Gretag Eye-One
  • Gretag ICColor
  • Gretag SpectroEye
  • X-Rite DTP70
  • X-Rite Eye-One IO (generation 1 and 2)
  • X-Rite Eye-One Pro (generation 1 and 2)
  • X-Rite eXact
Check the manufacturer’s website for drivers available for your specific operating system.

Supported Operating Systems

Recommended operating systems are highlighted in green in the tables below.

If an operating system is not listed in the tables below, it is not supported. Do not try to install Color Engine Pilot on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Windows Server 2012

 Edition64 bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard(tick)
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter(tick)
Windows Server 2012 Essentials(error)
Windows Server 2012 Foundation(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard(error)

 The Windows Server 2012 R2 is not supported.


The Windows Server 2012 32-bit editions are not supported.

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard(tick)(tick)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise


Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter(tick)(tick)
Windows Small Business Server 2008 R2 (error)(error)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation(error)(error)
Windows Web Server 2008 R2(error)(error)
Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition(error)(error)

The Windows Server 2008 R2 32-bit editions are not supported.

Windows Server 2008

  SP2 SP2
Windows Server 2008 Standard(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows Small Business Server 2008(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows Web Server 2008(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition(error)(error)(error)(error)

Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 Standard(error)(error)(tick)
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise


Windows Server 2003 Datacenter(error)(error)(tick)
Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard(error)(tick)(tick)
Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise(error)(tick)(tick)
Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter(error)(tick)(tick)
Windows Small Business Server 2003(error)(error)(error)
Windows Web Server 2003(error)(error)(error)
 The Windows Server 2003 64-bit editions are not supported.

Windows 8

 Edition32 bit64 bit
Windows 8(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows 8 Pro(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows 8 Enterprise(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows RT (error) (error) (error) (error)

Windows 7

  SP1 SP1
Windows 7 Home Basic(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows 7 Home Premium(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows 7 Professional(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows 7 Enterprise(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows 7 Ultimate(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)

Windows Vista

Windows Vista Starter(error)(error)(error)
Windows Vista Home Basic


Windows Vista Home Premium(error)(error)(error)
Windows Vista Business(error)(error)(tick)
Windows Vista Enterprise(error)(error)(tick)
Windows Vista Ultimate(error)(error)(tick)

The Windows Vista 64-bit editions are not supported.

Windows XP

Home Edition(error)(error)(error)(error)
Professional Edition




The Windows XP 64-bit editions are not supported.

Unsupported Operating Systems

  • Windows 2000
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Color Engine Pilot

Last revised 10-Jun-2014