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Online Requirements

Component Required Recommended
Operating system Microsoft Windows® 98 Second Edition, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP Home Edition, or Windows XP Professional Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional (some features require these operating systems)
Processor A 233 megahertz (MHz) processor, such as an Intel Pentium II or Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) processor A 500 MHz processor or faster
RAM 64 megabytes (MB) 128 MB
Free hard disk space 100 MB Approximately 300 MB to use System Restore
Optical drive CD or DVD drive (DVD playback requires compatible DVD decoder software) CD-R or CD-RW drive
Modem 28.8 kilobits per second (Kbps) 56 Kbps or faster
Sound card 16-bit sound card Compatible 5.1 multichannel audio sound card (for example, Creative Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 or Sound Blaster Audigy; Echo Audio Layla24 or Mona; or M-Audio Delta 1010, Delta 1010-LT, or Delta 410).
Video adapter and monitor Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution Same as minimum configuration
Sound output device Speakers or headphones 5.1 multichannel speakers
For more information about device compatibility, see the documentation for your sound card.
Software Microsoft ActiveSync® (required only if you are using a Windows Powered Pocket PC or Smartphone). For more information about the version of ActiveSync required for your device, see your portable device documentation. Same as minimum configuration
Internet browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or Netscape Navigator 4.7 Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 or Netscape Navigator 7.0
Note To support embedding digital media in a Web page, Netscape Navigator 6.x and 7.0 must be used only with the Java 2 Runtime Environment version 1.3.x.


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