System Requirements for SwordSearcher

SwordSearcher runs on a PC with any of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10
    PC (desktop, laptop, tablet) versions supporting desktop software, 32 or 64 bit.
    Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise are supported.

  • Windows 8
    Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 8/8.1 Pro, 32 or 64 bit.
  • Windows 7
    Any edition, 32 or 64 bit
  • Windows XP and Windows Vista users: please read below.

Hardware requirements are modest:

  • You should have at least 60 megabytes free hard drive space for a minimal installation.
  • A complete installation of the Deluxe Version takes about 1GB.
  • Any computer running Windows should have enough memory and a fast enough processor to run SwordSearcher.
  • For Deluxe DVD installation, a DVD-ROM or Blu-ray drive is required. (If you do not have a DVD drive in your computer, you should order a download instead of the DVD.)

Information on this page is relevant only for the current version of SwordSearcher. If you have upgraded from an old version of Windows to a new one, you should also upgrade SwordSearcher to the current version to ensure compatibility.

32 or 64 bit?

SwordSearcher natively supports both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows. During installation it will automatically determine the required version to install. There is nothing you need to do.

What about Windows "S mode" and Windows RT?

These special editions of Windows will not run desktop software and are not supported. If your computer is running Windows in "S Mode" you will need to turn off "S Mode" to enable the normal desktop software features SwordSearcher uses.

Windows XP and Vista:

Microsoft has discontinued support of these operating systems. If you would like to run SwordSearcher on XP or Vista, please try the evaluation version before making a purchase. Some features in SwordSearcher may not work as well as they would on a modern PC. Windows 7 is the minimum version we can "officially support."

What about Mac and Linux?

Mac and Linux users may be able to use software such as Parallels or Boot Camp or VirtualBox or Crossover or WINE to run Windows software such as SwordSearcher. We can only provide support for SwordSearcher itself and can not provide support for installation issues with non-Windows operating systems.

For Mac users, Parallels is the best option for running Windows software. WINE and Crossover have the advantage of not needing Windows at all, but do not run SwordSearcher well.

What about mobile devices; Android, iPad, iPhones, etc?

SwordSearcher is not currently available for these devices. SwordSearcher will work on full Windows tablets like the Surface Pro, Dell Venue 8, Asus VivoTab Note 8, etc, but as it is Windows PC software it requires hardware that supports Windows desktop applications.