The XID Services, Inc. software in which our keys operate, runs in Windows 98 or newer Windows operating systems including Windows 7 & 8. This includes Windows versions which have been loaded on a Mac with the newest Mac operating systems. It also works fine running Windows 8 with a touch-screen such as on a tablet. The software runs well in either 32-bit or 64-bit systems. The only exception is that it will not run in Windows CE (Windows Mobile).
Any computer running Windows has enough RAM to run the keys. However, with thousands of color photos, the more RAM the faster and smoother it will call up the photos.
The software comes on a CD or more often on a DVD, depending on the amount of species and photos in the particular version ordered. The program will run in the CD/DVD drive, but runs much better and faster if installed on the hard drive. When installed, it will use from about 600 MB to 2.3 GB, depending on which geographic region is purchased.
The software will run well on a local network; site licenses for doing so are available.
If you are interested in installing the program on a Mac, contact us and we will Email you instructions including various options for doing so.