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System Requirements

  • PC with 300 megahertz (MHz) or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233-MHz minimum required.
  • Intel Pentium/Celeron family, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended.
  • 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features).
  • 1.5 gigabyte (GB) of available hard disk space.
  • Super VGA (800 X 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor.
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive.
  • Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device.
  • For Internet access: Some Internet functionality may require Internet access, a Microsoft .NET Passport account, and payment of a separate fee to a service provider; local and/or long-distance telephone toll charges may apply, 14.4 Kbps or higher-speed modem.
  • For networking: Network adapter appropriate for the type of local-area, wide-area, wireless, or home network you wish to connect to, and access to an appropriate network infrastructure; access to third-party networks may require additional charges.
  • For instant messaging, voice and video conferencing, and application sharing, both parties need: Microsoft .NET Passport account and Internet access.
  • For voice and video conferencing, both parties also need: 33.6 Kbps or higher-speed modem, or a network connection, Microphone and sound card with speakers or headset.
  • For video conferencing, both parties also need: Video conferencing camera, Windows XP.
  • For application sharing, both parties also need: 33.6 Kbps or higher-speed modem, or a network connection, Windows XP.
  • For remote assistance: Both parties must be running Windows XP and be connected by a network.
  • For sound: Sound card and speakers or headphones.
  • For DVD video playback: DVD drive and DVD decoder card or DVD decoder software, 8 MB of video RAM.
  • For Windows Movie Maker: Video capture feature requires appropriate digital or analog video capture device, 400-MHz or higher processor for digital video camera capture.

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