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The following are the minimum system requirements for Color Pilot 18.1.1. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase.
Running Color Pilot on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

Minimum requirements

Minimum System Requirements for Color Pilot 18.1.1
Processor type and speedx86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) compatible processor (Intel or AMD), minimum dual-core.

Minimum 8GB RAM.

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

Available hard drive space

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


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.
VirtualizationNot supported.
Supported Spectrophotometers

The following spectrophotometers are supported via a USB port:

  • Barbieri Spectro Swing (no support for spot measurements!)
  • X-Rite Eye-One IO (generation 1 and 2)
  • X-Rite Eye-One Pro (generation 1 and 2)
  • X-Rite eXact:
    • Bluetooth connection not supported!
    • An aperture of 2 mm is recommended for accurate measurements

i1Pro 3 - i1iO 3rd generation

There is no support for the i1Pro 3 & i1iO 3rd generation in Color Pilot 18.1.1!

Supported measurement conditions:


i1Pro 1 / i1iO 1st generation (non UV)


i1Pro 1 / i1iO 1st generation (UV)


i1Pro 2 / i1iO 2nd generation (*)


eXact – spot mode (**)


eXact – scan mode (**)


Barbieri Spectro Swing


( * ) i1iO firmware 1.0.8 required!

(**) USB connection only, Bluetooth not supported!

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 2016



Windows Server 2016 Standard(tik)
Windows Server 2016 DatacenterError (x)
Windows Server 2016 EssentialsError (x)
Windows Storage Server 2016Error (x)

 Windows Server 2012 R2



Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard(tik)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter(tik)

Windows Server 2012



Windows Server 2012 Standard(tik)
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter(tik)
Windows Server 2012 Essentials(fout)
Windows Server 2012 Foundation(fout)
Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup(fout)
Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard(fout)

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard(fout)(tik)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise


Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter(fout)(tik)
Windows Small Business Server 2008 R2(fout)(fout)
 Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation(fout)(fout)
Windows Web Server 2008 R2(fout)(fout)
Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition(fout)(fout)

Windows Server 2008

  SP2 SP2
Windows Server 2008 Standard(fout)(tik)(fout)(tik)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise(fout)(tik)(fout)(tik)
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter(fout)(tik)(fout)(tik)
Windows Small Business Server 2008(fout)(fout)(fout)(fout)
Windows Web Server 2008(fout)(fout)(fout)(fout)
Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition(fout)(fout)(fout)(fout)

Windows 10

Windows 10 Home(fout)(fout)
Windows 10 Pro  (tik) *  (tik) *
Windows 10 Enterprise  (tik) *  (tik) *

* Windows 10 is supported in version 14.1.1 and newer.

Windows 8.1

 Edition 32-bit64-bit
Windows 8.1(tik)(tik)
Windows 8.1 Pro(tik)(tik)
Windows 8.1 Enterprise(tik)(tik) 
Windows RT(fout)(fout)

Windows 8

 Edition32-bit  64-bit  
Windows 8(tik)(tik) 
Windows 8 Pro(tik)(tik)
Windows 8 Enterprise(tik)(tik)
Windows RT(fout)(fout)

Windows 7

  SP1 SP1
Windows 7 Home Basic(fout)(fout)(fout)(fout)
Windows 7 Home Premium(fout)(fout)(fout)(fout)
Windows 7 Professional(fout)(tik)(fout)(tik)
Windows 7 Enterprise(fout)(tik)(fout)(tik)
Windows 7 Ultimate(fout)(tik)(fout)(tik)

Unsupported Operating Systems

  • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Vista
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