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Quicken System Requirements

Updated: 11/18/2014 | Article ID: GEN85077

Hardware and software technologies evolve over time, such as faster processors and better graphics.  To keep up with the pace, there are minimum requirements to run Quicken on your personal computing device.  These requirements for our supported products are listed below.

! There is a known Quicken 2014 install error regarding minimum system requirements.  [More info]

 

Windows

Quicken 2015

Note: Quicken 2015 for Windows requires Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.0 to run. Windows Vista SP1 and higher should have .NET installed. If you need to install .NET 4.0, visit this article for help.
 
Computer
1 GHz or higher
Operating System

Vista SP1, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)/Windows 8 & 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Memory
1 GB or higher
Hard Disk Space
Up to 450 MB free space, up to 1.5 GB if .NET not installed
Monitor
1024x768 or higher resolution; 1280x1024 for large fonts
CD-ROM Drive
Double speed (4X or higher recommended for multimedia) if installing from disk
Internet Connection
56 kbps modem or higher (broadband recommended for online services
Printer
Printers compatible with Windows Vista SP1 or later

Additional software:

  • Microsoft .NET 4.0 or later (included in Quicken installer)
  • Windows Installer 3.1 (included in Quicken installer)
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later (included in Quicken installer)

 

Quicken 2014

! There is a known Quicken 2014 install error regarding minimum system requirements.  [More info]

Note: Quicken 2014 for Windows requires Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.0 to run. Windows XP SP3 and higher should have .NET installed. If you need to install .NET 4.0, visit this article for help.
 
Computer
1 GHz or higher
Operating System

Windows XP SP3 or newer, Vista SP1, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)/Windows 8 & 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Memory
1 GB or higher
Hard Disk Space
Up to 450 MB free space, up to 1.5 GB if .NET not installed
Monitor
1024x768 or higher resolution; 1280x1024 for large fonts
CD-ROM Drive
Double speed (4X or higher recommended for multimedia) if installing from disk
Internet Connection
56 kbps modem or higher (broadband recommended for online services
Printer
Printers compatible with Windows XP SP3 or later

Additional software:

  • Microsoft .NET 4.0 or later (included in Quicken installer)
  • Windows Installer 3.1 (included in Quicken installer)
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later (included in Quicken installer)

 

Quicken 2013

Note: Quicken 2013 for Windows requires Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 to run. Windows XP SP2 and higher should have .NET installed. If you need to install .NET 2.0, visit this article for help.
 
Computer
1 GHz or higher
Operating System

Windows XP SP2+, Vista, Windows 7 & 8 & 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit).

Memory
1 GB or higher
Hard Disk Space
Up to 450 MB free space, up to 1 GB if .NET not installed
Monitor
1024×768 with 16-bit color or higher resolution
CD-ROM Drive
Double speed (4X or higher recommended for multimedia) if installing from disk
Internet Connection
56 kbps modem or higher (broadband recommended for online services
Sound
Sound card and speakers recommended
Printer
Printers compatible with Windows XP SP2 or later

Additional software:

  • Microsoft .NET 2.0 or later (included in Quicken installer)
  • Windows Installer 3.1 (included in Quicken installer)
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later (included in Quicken installer)

 

Quicken 2012

Note: Quicken 2012 for Windows requires Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 to run. Windows XP and higher should have .NET installed. If you need to install .NET 2.0, visit this article for help.
 
Computer
1 GHz or higher
Operating System

Works with Windows XP SP2 or SP3, Vista, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit). Windows 8 is not recommended for this product. If you are running Windows 8, please upgrade your Quicken software.

Memory
1 GB or higher
Hard Disk Space
Up to 450 MB free space, up to 1 GB if .NET not installed
Monitor
1024×768 with 16-bit color or higher resolution
CD-ROM Drive
Double speed (4X or higher recommended for multimedia) if installing from disk
Internet Connection
56 kbps modem or higher (broadband recommended for online services
Sound
Sound card and speakers recommended
Printer
Printers compatible with Windows XP SP2 or later

Additional software:

  • Microsoft .NET 2.0 or later (included in Quicken installer)
  • Windows Installer 3.1 (included in Quicken installer)
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later (included in Quicken installer)

Mobile

Important: Quicken 2014 and 2015 for Windows require the 2014 or newer mobile app.  Quicken 2013 requires the specific 2013 mobile app.

Mac

Quicken for Mac 2015

  • Computer: Intel Based Macintosh
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion) or newer
  • Memory: 256 MB or greater
  • Hard Disk Space: 100 MB
  • More memory and hard drive space may be required for large data files
  • Display: 1280x800, 1366x768 or greater
  • Internet Connection: Broadband

Quicken Essentials for Mac

  • Mac computer with an Intel processor
  • OS X v10.6.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X v10.7 Lion, or newer
  • 512MB of physical RAM
  • Intuit checks and a laser or inkjet printer (only required if you want to print checks)
  • Internet connection

Lion Compatible Quicken 2007

  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or newer
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Internet access for all online features

Quicken 2007 for Mac

  1. Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.4.6 "Tiger" through OS X 10.6. (The QuickEntry Dashboard widget requires Mac OS v10.4.6 or later.)
  2. 256 MB RAM
  3. Internet access for all online features

Note: If you are currently using Quicken for Mac 2007 and are upgrading to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or newer, please contact customer support for upgrade options.

 
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