System Requirements

Minimum PC System Requirements

For the main computer that has the program installed and where the database resides:

  • Windows 10, 8, or 7
  • Desktops are hardier and tend to be less expensive than laptops
  • RAM recommendations – the more devices (computers and/or tablets) you have, the more RAM you should get
    • 8GB for single use computer
    • 16GB or better with several devices hitting the main computer (around 2-3 offices computers and 3-9 tablets)
    • 32GB or better for larger shows with 3 or more arenas running simultaneously
  • Processor recommendations – the more devices you have, the faster  and more reliable your processor should be
    • 3GHz processor (Intel i7 is best, i5 works but not as well)
  • Disk Drive recommendations
    • an SSD is highly recommended
      • a smaller SSD (Solid State Drive) is better than a larger HDD (Hard Disk Drive)
        • 128 GB minimum
        • 256 or more recommended
  • 100 megabytes free disk drive space
  • Mouse or other pointing device
  • Monitor
  • Backup device (CD burner, stick drive, tape or other)
  • Windows printer

These specs will work for any additional computers running on the network but at a minimum they should have:

  • Same version of Windows as the main computer (for ease of networking)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 2GHz processor (Intel i5)
  • Smaller SSD is worth more than a larger HDD

As with any installation on Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista, you may need to have Administrator rights for the installation to complete. If needed, to run the software itself as administrator, right click on the HSW shortcut and select Run as Administrator.

Networking

Installation of the software and location of the database should be as close to the root drive (generally the C drive) of your main computer. Default installation of HSW is C:\HrsWin which is as close to the root drive as you can get. If you prefer a different directory, be careful of putting it too deep into other folders.

Although this program will work on a hard-wired network, support of your actual network is beyond the scope of services that FunnWare Development can offer by phone. Make sure that you have a local source of support for network selection, installation, and usage.

Networking Tip: Using your main computer’s IP address versus computer name is generally faster on any shortcut’s to the main computer.