System Requirements for SwordSearcher

SwordSearcher 9 runs on a PC with any of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 11
    Home, Pro, or Enterprise.
  • Windows 10
    Home, Pro, or Enterprise.
  • Windows 8
    Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 8/8.1 Pro.

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 will 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. The installer will automatically determine the appropriate version (32 or 64-bit) to install. There is nothing you need to do.

What about Windows "S mode?"

S mode forces you to purchase all of your software through Microsoft's store and prevents you from installing normal Windows desktop software like SwordSearcher. If your computer is running Windows in S mode you will need to turn off S mode to install SwordSearcher. Please see Microsoft's support article on Switching out of S mode.

Windows XP, Vista, and 7:

Microsoft has discontinued support of these operating systems and we no longer support running SwordSearcher on them. However, Windows 7 can still run the current version of SwordSearcher as long as your installation of Windows 7 is fully updated. Due to Windows 7 being out of mainstream support by Microsoft, we can no longer offer official support for it.

What about Mac and Linux?

Mac and Linux users may be able to use software such as Parallels or Boot Camp or VirtualBox 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. Again, we can only support running running SwordSearcher on Windows.

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, but as it is Windows PC software it requires hardware that supports Windows desktop applications.