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1.60 GHz or faster
Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64), Windows 8 (x86 and x64), Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64), Windows Server 2012 (x64), Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
1GB (1.5GB if running on a virtual machine)
Internet access (Connect time charges may apply)
DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
5400 RPM hard drive