Appendix F. What's on the CD-ROM

This appendix provides information about the contents of the CD that accompanies this book. For the latest and greatest information, please refer to the ReadMe file located at the root of the CD. Here is what you will find:

  • System Requirements

  • Using the CD with Windows and Macintosh

  • What's on the CD-ROM Troubleshooting

System Requirements

Make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements listed in this section. If your computer doesn't match up to most of these requirements, you may have a problem using the contents of the CD.

  • For Windows Systems:

  • Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows 2000 or later. Microsoft Office 2007 only works with these operating systems.

  • Windows 98 will Support Office 2000, 2002 and 2003.

  • A PC with a fast processor running at 500MHz or faster (800MHz for Windows Vista).

  • At least 256MB of total RAM installed on your computer (512MB RAM forWindows Vista). For best performance, we recommend aminimum of 512MB for all versions of Windows.

  • 2GB of free disk space (for installation of Microsoft Office 2007).

  • You will need additional disk space for working with larger database solutions.

  • For Macintosh Systems:

  • Mac OS running Virtual PC for the MAC or VMWare, Bootcamp, or similar programs that support virtualization of an appropriate Windows operating system. We recommend Windows XP or later and Microsoft Office Access 2003 or later.


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