The following system requirements are detailed for your installation of IDEA.
IDEA 12 is a 64-bit application that can only run on 64-bit operating systems. The following details the supported Windows operating systems and the supporting software required to run IDEA. For the latest information on IDEA's compatibility, such as Windows Operating System and more, see our conformance section in CaseWare Passport.
You must have the latest Windows updates/service packs installed.
The following Windows operating systems are supported:
If the following applications are not already installed, the IDEA installation program will install them automatically:
The following table outlines the minimum hardware requirements:
|Processor||64-bit, Multi-core||64-bit, Multi-core|
|RAM||8 GB||16 GB|
|100 GB||500 GB|
|Disk Type||SSD (Solid State Drive)|
To run the Visualization feature in IDEA, your system must have 8 GB of RAM.
IDEA does not support DPI scaling (Windows 7) or display scaling (Windows 8.1 Update and Windows 10). For high resolution monitors/screens, it is recommended to adjust the screen resolution for legibility.
For Windows 10, it is also recommended to enable the Override high DPI scaling behavior feature and select scaling performed by System. To enable this feature, access the Properties dialog box for idea.exe and click Change high DPI settings on the Compatibility tab.
All editions of IDEA and its associated tools must be installed with administrator privileges.