JAWS System Requirements

To use JAWS for Windows, you need a personal computer running Microsoft® Windows® with the following:

Description Specification
JAWS Home Use Edition and JAWS Professional Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server® 2012, and Windows Server 2008
Processor speed Minimum 1.5 GHz processor
Memory (RAM) 4 GB recommended (64-bit)
2 GB recommended (32-bit)
Required hard disk space 20 MB to 690 MB required per voice for installing Vocalizer Expressive, Vocalizer Direct, or RealSpeak Solo Direct voices (file sizes will vary depending on the voice installed)
Video A display adapter capable of at least 800 x 600 screen resolution with 16-bit color (1024 x 768 screen resolution with 32-bit color recommended)
Sound Windows compatible sound card (for speech)

Note: The Previous JAWS Downloads Web page has older versions of JAWS for Windows XP computers.