What system requirements are recommended to run Discover PA?

Discover PA 2015  supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows® 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

  • Windows® 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)

  • Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

 - Apple Macintosh OSX and Linux operating systems are NOT supported.
 - Virtualisation systems such as Citrix, Mac Parallels or VMWare are NOT supported.
- Windows XP & Vista are NOT supported.

Minimum Requirements

  • Pentium 4 series or equivalent CPU processor
  • 2 Gigabytes of RAM memory
  • Dedicated Graphics card that supports OpenGL 3.0; such as Nvidia, ATI or Matrox models (NOT Intel integrated graphics)
  • A monitor of at least XGA capability (1024 x 768 resolution)

Recommended Requirements

  • Core 2 series or equivalent CPU processor (note Discover PA does not utilise multiple CPU cores in most tools)
  • 4 Gigabytes of RAM memory
  • Dedicated Graphics Card that supports OpenGL 3.0 with 512MB dedicated memory (VRAM), and with OpenGL optimised Drivers, such as Nvidia Quadro or ATI FireGL series.
  • A monitor of at least SXGA capability (1280 x 1024 resolution)


The install wizard checks for the following and prompts you if not already on your system; you can choose
to have the install wizard install these requirements, or cancel the installation if you do not want to

Note the following are all 32-bit (x86) versions, even if installing on a Windows 64-bit OS

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (Client Profile and Extended)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Update 4 Redistributable Package (x86)


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Last Updated on: 19th of August, 2016