To check your computer's configuration before installing the ProSeries 2006 software, you can use your existing Microsoft Windows operating system or download and install SupportSoft's software.
Operating System, Speed, and Memory
To check your computer operating system, speed, and memory:
Hard Drive Space
To check your available hard drive space:
To check you monitor's screen resolution:
The minimum requirement is an HP LaserJet or PCL compatible printer with 2MB of printer memory. If the technical specifications for your printer do not list HP compatibility information, you should look for a laser printer that uses PCL, version 4 or higher, for Windows.
When ProSeries sends printing instructions to the printer, PCL (Printer Control Language) is used to interpret the instructions so the printer can fully understand them. PCL is part of the printer driver, software your computer uses to communicate with the printer.
Check the specifications for your printer to see if it uses PCL. You may find that you need to use a different printer driver to get PCL.
Printer manufacturers often publish technical specifications on their Web sites. Type the brand name of your printer into a search engine to find the manufacturer's Web site. On the manufacturer's Web site look for product information or technical specification for your printer model.
Printer drivers are also available for download on manufacturers' Web sites. You should use the most up-to-date PCL printer driver available for your printer and computer operating system.
Inkjet printers perform significantly slower than laser printers with ProSeries.
ProSeries does not support GDI printers or printers that use host-based or PPI printing.
CD-ROM Drives and Modems
The minimum requirements are a 12x or faster CD-ROM drive and a 56.6k modem. CD-ROM drives and modems are often upgraded. We suggest you check the written technical specifications for these components to see if they meet the minimum system requirements.
The minimum requirement is Internet Explorer 5.5. To check the version of your browser, in an open Internet Explorer window, go to the Help menu and select About Internet Explorer.
The Internet connection features in ProSeries for Tax Year 2006 require some of the tools included in Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5 or later. An appropriate version of Internet Explorer will be installed automatically during the ProSeries installation process unless you already have Internet Explorer 5.5 or later installed. Internet Explorer 6 can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Web site. If you prefer to use a different browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or America Online for Internet browsing unrelated to using ProSeries, you may continue to do so.
Note: During installation ProSeries will check your computer system to see if it meets the minimum requirements for:
If your computer does not meet ProSeries 2006 minimum requirements the Warning Minimum System Requirements Not Met dialog box will display during installation. The system requirements that were not met will be listed in the dialog box.(more info)
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