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The following are the minimum system requirements for PackEdge 12.1. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running PackEdge on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

Minimum requirements

PackEdge 12.1 (Windows)

Minimum System Requirements for PackEdge 12.1 (Windows)
Processor type and speed

x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) compatible dual-core processor (Intel or AMD), minimum dual-core.


1 GB minimum, recommended is 4 GB RAM.

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

Available hard drive space

  • System drive
  • Data drive

A NTFS volume is required. The software takes about 5 GB of disk space. Also take into account the need for storage of temporary and production data. A backup solution is strongly advised.

Minimum screen resolutionMinimum 1280 x 1024 resolution, true color depth.
Network connection10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.
VirtualizationParallels Desktop or Vmware Fusion is supported, but please be aware that Esko doesn't test all combinations of MacOSX and Parallels Desktop/Vmware Fusion.

All Esko applications running on Windows OS can use data that is available on network shares. These shares need to be on Windows or Unix/Linux (using SMB) file servers. Mac OS X (version 10.3.x; 10.4.x; 10.5.x; 10.6.x) data servers are also supported, but with limitations. These are standard limitations encountered when connecting to a Mac OS X server from Windows workstations or servers. They are related to losing resource forks of the MAC-application data when a Windows component moves or copies data.

We highly recommend to use Windows file server.

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 PackEdge on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Windows 8



  SP1 SP1
Windows 8(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows 8 Pro 
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(error)(error)(error)
Windows Vista Home Premium(error)(error)(error)
Windows Vista Business(error)(tick)(tick)
Windows Vista Enterprise(error)(tick)(tick)
Windows Vista Ultimate(error)(tick)(tick)

The Windows Vista 64-bit editions are not supported.

Windows XP


Windows XP Home Edition(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows XP Professional Edition(error)(error)(tick)


The Windows XP 64-bit editions are not supported.

Unsupported Operating Systems

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2008 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
  • Windows 2000 (all editions)
System Requirements
Applies to


Last revised 12-Jun-2014