Studio '09: System Requirements

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Here are the minimum system requirements for authoring and viewing Articulate Studio '09 courses.

Hardware for Authoring Content


500 megahertz (MHz) processor or higher (32- or 64-bit)


256 MB minimum

Available Disk Space

100 MB minimum (per product being installed)


800 X 600 screen resolution (1,024 x 768 or higher recommended)


Sound card and microphone (if recording narration)

Software for Authoring Content

Operating System

Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows XP SP2 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)

Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later

.NET Runtime

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (or any newer version up to 3.5)

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2000-2010 (32-bit only)

Microsoft Word

Word 2000 or later

Media Player

Video Encoder '09 needs Windows Media Player 9 or later and Apple QuickTime for converting videos.

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player 6.0.79 or later

Compatibility and Integrations

Backward Compatibility

Studio ’09 products work with content created in previous versions.

Studio '09 projects can't be opened or edited with previous versions.

Product Integrations

Presenter ’09 is required for integration with Quizmaker ’09 and Engage ’09.

Articulate Presenter 5 and earlier won't work with Quizmaker ’09 or Engage ’09.

Browsers for Viewing Published Content

Adobe Flash Player 6.0.79 or later plus any of these web browsers:


Internet Explorer versions 6-11

Firefox 1.x and later

Safari 3 and later

Google Chrome (latest version)

Opera 9.5 and later


Safari 3 and later

Firefox 1.x and later

Google Chrome (latest version)


Firefox 1.x and later

CD courses require Internet Explorer 6 or later with Flash Player 6.0.79 or later.