Information to read prior to purchasing a new PC

This document gives some helpful tips for installing and running a la mode desktop products on a new PC.

Document 1001  ¦  Last updated:  01/19/2017 MJY

Because your software plays a key roll in your business, it makes sense to install it on a computer that not only meets the recommended specifications, but exceeds them.  Select a PC that can work just as hard as you do!

Operating Systems

Our software runs on Windows 7 (Service Pack 1), Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.  Older versions of Windows, such as Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, and Vista are no longer supported by Microsoft, and haven't been updated to support the newest technology.  As a result, they're not capable of running any of our current desktop software.  Click here to view our System Requirements document for more information.

While TOTAL and its supporting products operate on Windows 10, WinTOTAL Aurora is NOT compatible.  If you're currently using Aurora and want to move to a Windows 10 device, upgrade to TOTAL before making the switch.  Click here for more information on Windows 10 and Aurora, or click here to get started with TOTAL.

Additionally, a la mode's desktop software won't run on Windows 8 RT, as seen in Microsoft's line of Surface tablets.  However, the Surface Pro series offers a full version of Windows 8 Pro.  For more information on the differences between Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro, click here.

Running a la mode software on a Mac

Our products can't be installed and run natively on a Mac — they must run on a Windows operating system, using Boot Camp or third‑party virtual machine software.  For a more in‑depth overview on the differences between the two, click here.

Running TOTAL on a Tablet PC

TOTAL will work perfectly on a tablet PC, provided that the tablet PC runs the full Windows OS.  However, we recommend that you take a look at TOTAL for Mobile, our mobile appraising tool built for Android phones and tablets, iPads, and iPhone.  For more information on TOTAL for Mobile, click here.


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