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System requirements

  • Multi-core CPU. Intel and AMD CPUs with at least two logical cores are supported. For Intel processors, the Nehalem micro-architecture or later is supported. For AMD processors, the Barcelona micro-architecture or later is supported. This typically means that Intel computers prior to 2009 and AMD computers prior to 2008 will not be able to run Starcounter.
  • Microsoft Windows 64-bit operating system (e.g. Windows 8 x64, Windows 7 x64, Windows Server 2008 x64, Windows Server 2012 x64)
  • .NET Framework 4.5, 4.0, 3.5
  • Visual Studio 2012, 2013 or 2015 (for development)

Installation instructions

The installation requires you to run under user with administrative rights. Before installing Visual Studio plugins, be sure that Visual Studio was launched at least once and configured for C# environment. Visual Studio Express edition is supported, but lacks some of the tools available in the paid versions of Visual Studio.

Installing Starcounter on virtual machines

Starcounter can be installed and run in virtual machines from different vendors. A virtual machine should satisfy above [requirements](#system-requirements).

Installing Starcounter in VMware Player

The only hardware customization needed during creation of a virtual machine is to increase the number of CPUs to at least 2. No more changes are necessary to proceed with the Starcounter installation if the [requirements](#system-requirements) are satisfied.

Installing only client-side Starcounter

In order to install only client-side part of Starcounter simply unselect all components during installation.