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Incompatible Windows version notice

ArticleID: 117039
Category: General
Date Added: 10/20/2010
Date Last Updated: 9/18/2015
Summary:

After running an update or opening ShoWorks you receive a message notifying that the machine you are operating ShoWorks on is running an incompatible version of Microsoft Windows

Cause:

ShoWorks is compatible with the following versions Microsoft Windows (note: Home Editions are not supported, 32-bit versions are not supported because they do not allow enough memory/RAM).

Please see the following article which explains why the newer ShoWorks 2012 does not support Windows XP and Home Editions.

Details:

You may determine your version of Windows by right-clicking on "Computer" (or "My Computer") and selecting "Properties".

ShoWorks is compatible with the following versions of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit (for ShoWorks 2016 only, not supported by ShoWorks 2012)
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (for ShoWorks 2016 only, not supported by ShoWorks 2012)
  • Windows 8.x Ultimate 64-bit
  • Windows 8.x Enterprise 64-bit
  • Windows 8.x Pro 64-bit
  • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
  • Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008

ShoWorks is not compatible with the following versions of Microsoft Windows:

  • Any version of Windows older than Windows 7 (example: Windows XP is not supported, Windows Vista is not supported)
  • Any version of Windows newer than Winsows 8.1 unless ShoWorks 2016 (example: Windows 10 is not supported by ShoWorks 2012)
  • Any version of Windows that is 32-bit
  • Any version of Windows that has the word "Home" in the edition name.

Solution:

Please contact your computer vendor or manufacturer for options on migrating to a ShoWorks compatible version of Windows.



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