System Requirements for ReliaSoft Desktop Applications

All Synthesis applications are compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8The system requirements for all ReliaSoft desktop applications are presented below. In addition, we provide an automated tool that determines whether your computer and Internet connection meet the requirements for running and activating these applications. It will also determine whether you could install the 64-bit version of the applications, if desired. [Download Requirements and Compatibility Test Tool...]

System Hardware Requirements
RAM
2 GB or more
Hard Disk Space
1 GB (minimum) free space available
Screen Resolution
1024 x 768 or higher
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows® [see note below] Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1) - 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows 8 - 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows 8.1 - 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows 10 - 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Server®
(Requires a license that specifically
allows server installations/deployments.)
2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit version) and newer
Microsoft Office Integration and Version Requirements
Microsoft Office 2010 or higher (Excel®, Word and Outlook®) for automated exports, report generation and e-mail/calendar integration.
IMPORTANT NOTE: 32-bit and 64-bit Versions

As shown in the following table, you can choose which version of the ReliaSoft desktop applications to install if you have a 64-bit version of Windows and any version of Microsoft Office except Office 2010 (32-bit). When the installation program gives you a choice, the decision should be based on the capabilities of your computer (processor and RAM) and how you plan to use the software.

[See our 32-bit vs. 64-bit FAQ...]

  Microsoft Office Version 
32-Bit  64-Bit 
Windows
Version 
32-Bit  32   
64-Bit  32 or 64†* 32 or 64* 

† If you have Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit), you must install the 32-bit version of the ReliaSoft desktop applications.

*If you plan to use the optional ReliaSoft Application Programming Interface (API) with VBA, you must have the same bit version of Office and ReliaSoft applications installed (i.e., 32-32 or 64-64).

Enterprise Database Platforms
Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 - 2016
32-bit and 64-bit versions
Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition 2008 - 2016
32-bit and 64-bit versions
Oracle® 10g - 12c
32-bit and 64-bit versions

Note: Upgrading your operating system after your ReliaSoft software has already been installed can cause issues with the applications' activation. To prevent this, it is recommended to uninstall the ReliaSoft desktop applications suite prior to upgrading your operating system and then reinstall it after the upgrade. For other options, and for information about how to handle the "activated license is corrupt" message that may appear if you upgrade your operating system with live activations, please refer to http://www.reliasoft.com/windows10-reactivation.

A Note About Enterprise Database Servers

Although the enterprise database platform (Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle) could be installed on the same computer where the ReliaSoft applications reside, most organizations will choose to set up a separate server to host the database. Both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the applications will work with either the 32-bit or 64-bit versions of a back-end database/server. The minimum hardware/software requirements for each server hosting the database should be obtained directly from the selected database vendor (i.e., Microsoft or Oracle). In general, we recommend a minimum CPU speed of 2 GHz and 4 GB of RAM.