System Requirements for Windows

Updated

Verify that your environment meets the system requirements for the Windows file system.

Operating System

Operating system

Processor architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Editions

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Editions

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Core Editions

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Editions

Nano Servers are not supported. For more information, see Considerations for Microsoft Windows Server 2016.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

For more information, see Considerations for Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, and Windows 8.x.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Client 10 Editions

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Windows Server 2008

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Editions with a minimum of Service Pack 1

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Client 8

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Client 8.1

For more information, see Considerations for Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, and Windows 8.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows 7 Editions

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Vista Editions

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

File Systems

  • File Allocation Table (FAT) file systems

  • New Technology File Systems (NTFS), including Encrypting File System (EFS)

  • Transactional File Systems

  • Distributed File System (DFS) data

  • Oracle ASM Cluster File System (Oracle ACFS)

  • Resilient File System (ReFS) on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016 computers.

  • Nutanix Acropolis File Services (AFS)

Software That Is Automatically Installed

.NET Framework

On most versions of Windows, the .NET Framework 4.6.2 is automatically installed.

Visual C++ Redistributable 2017

Starting in Service Pack 17, the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017 (vcredist2017.exe) is automatically installed.

If a computer does not have the most recent Windows updates, then the installation of Universal C Runtime, as part of the installation of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017, fails. To prevent the installation failure, install the following Windows updates:

  • KB2919355

  • KB2939087

  • KB2975061

  • KB2999226

Updates are not required on the most recent Windows operating system versions, such as Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Windows Server 2016, because the Universal C Runtime is already installed on those versions.