We are providing this compatibility page to help match the requirements of CROSS Library with the Windows on your computer as you purchase or upgrade. If you have any questions, whatsoever, give us a call at 1-877-615-9541. We are glad to help you check your Windows version and let you know what our current compatibility status is for your specific system.
CROSS Library 1.7 currently contains portions of 16-bit code. We are currently working to resolve this situation. Until this process is complete, the following compatibility guidelines are in-place:
NOTE: The most common version of Windows available preinstalled on computers in retail outlets is ‘Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)’. See the key entry under * at the bottom of this page for compatibility details.
1. Windows 8: We recommend that you avoid Windows 8 at this time. We currently provide compatibility with Windows 8 x86 (32-bit) editions and have tested on it. However, we cannot currently support any x64 (64-bit) editions in our current software at this time until we release our 64-bit updates. It also appears there is no XP Mode provided in any Windows 8 edition at this time. We are waiting to see the direction the industry takes with Windows 8 before investing in it while we investigate other options available in the market. Windows 8 RT (Surface) will neither be compatible nor supported as it is not designed to run traditional desktop applications.
2. We currently recommend Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit) as the BEST OPTION for use with CROSS Library at this time. Microsoft is continuing full support for all Windows 7 editions (including 32-bit) through January 14, 2020 according to Microsoft’s current schedule.
3. If you have difficulty finding a system with ‘Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)’, the next best is Windows 7 Professionsl (64-bit) with 4GB of RAM or more. We can install CROSS Library onto this edition using XP Mode.
4. Otherwise, if you have a Windows XP Pro system around, we can install CROSS Library onto that.
5. If you have exhausted the above options, review the compatibility information below and give us a call with any questions you might have.
Windows 7 Home Basic (32-bit)
Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit) (BEST OPTION)
Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit)
Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
Windows Vista Professional (32-bit)
Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)
Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit)
Windows XP Pro
~ Windows 2000
~ Windows 2000 Server (32-bit)
? Windows XP Home
Windows 2003 Server (32-bit)
@ Windows 8 (32-bit)
@ Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
@ Windows 8 Enterprise (32-bit)
@ Windows 8 N (32-bit)
@ Windows 8 Pro N (32-bit)
@ Windows 8 Enterprise N (32-bit)
COMPATIBLE USING XP MODE:
Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) (GOOD)
Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit)
Windows Vista Professional (64-bit)
Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
Windows Vista Enterprise (64-bit)
THE FOLLOWING REQUIRE AN ONLINE WINDOWS UPGRADE: (See key below for details.)
* Windows 7 Home Basic (64-bit)
* Windows 7 Home Premiun (64-bit)
* Windows Vista Home Basic (64-bit)
* Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit)
COMPATIBILITY FOR THE FOLLOWING NOT GUARANTEED AT THIS TIME:
Windows 7 Starter
NO SUPPORT CURRENTLY FOR THE FOLLOWING (it appears there will be no XP Mode provided with Windows 8):
Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)
Windows 8 Enterprise (64-bit)
Windows 8 N (64-bit)
Windows 8 Pro N (64-bit)
Windows 8 Enterprise N (64-bit)
NO COMPATIBILITY WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Windows 8 RT on Surface (not designed for desktop applications)
Windows RT does not support running IA-32 or x64 applications according to our understanding at this time.
* Windows Anytime Upgrade to Professional edition is required for support on these Windows editions. A shortcut for Windows Anytime Upgrade is found in the Windows Start/All Programs menu. Microsoft upgrade pricing is found on that site based on your existing Windows version and edition. We recommend that you upgrade to the Professional edition using ‘Windows Anytime Upgrade.’ Professional edition provides ‘XP Mode’ providing the correct compatibility required at this time. That upgrade is quick and easy as it ‘unlocks’ the extra functions of the Professional edition. This upgrade does not require you to reinstall Windows. Both Vista and Windows 7 include this ‘Windows Anytime Upgrade’ function. If you have any questions, feel free to call us. We can advise you on details.
~ We will be ending support for Windows 2000 at some point in 2013. We recommend that everyone on Windows 2000 move to either Windows 7 Home Premiun 32-bit or Windows XP Pro as possible.
? Windows XP Home usually works fine. However, we have encountered some situations where we could not install onto these systems.
@ Windows 8 32-bit is a different interface and quite unique. While our current software has been tested on Windows 8 editions, it is difficult for us to support using the new interface. We feel at this time that most of our customers may find difficulty in adapting to the new interface changes at this time. If you are a power user and want to experience the latest and greatest changes in Windows, feel free. We do, however, recommend caution at this time.