Computer System Requirements

PC Minimum1

Mac Minimum1

Locating Your Computer's Specifications

1 Computers with ARM or Mac M1 processors are not supported. It is highly recommended that laptops have a minimum 15" screen.

2 Supported video cards include (1) dedicated video cards such as NVIDIA GeForce or AMD gaming cards or (2) Intel integrated graphics 8th Generation / Broadwell or newer.

3 Internet access required for installation, license authentication, deactivation and video & library catalog access. Internet access for license authentication is required once every 14 days.

Known Incompatibilities

PC and Mac Recommended

  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 50 GB of available hard disk space
  • 4 GB or greater gaming video card (workstation cards are not recommended)
  • For laptops, minimum 15" screen

Differences between PC and Mac versions of Home Designer

PC Mac
Walkthrough Export Formats
.AVI / .MP4 / .WMV .MOV / .MP4 / .M4V
.WMF / .EMF Support
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Tips for Buying a New Computer

If you are thinking about purchasing a new computer to run Home Designer, read our ChiefBlog article to learn more about computer specifications.