Diskeeper Server Request Evaluation Software
Keep Business PCs Running Like New
Technical Specs & Resource Requirements
Operating Systems Supported
  • All Windows 8 Editions
  • All Windows 7 Editions
  • All Windows Vista Editions
  • All Windows XP SP3
  • Supports 32 and 64 bit Windows
  • Supports all logical drives, volume sets/ mirrored disks, RAID arrays, and mounted volumes.
Disk Subsystems Supported
  • Primary Partitions
  • Extended Partitions
  • Logical Drives
  • Volume Sets
  • RAID Arrays (hardware and software)
  • Mirrored Disks
  • Mounted Volumes (letter-less drives)
Hardware Support

Diskeeper Professional runs on Windows XP Home, Windows XP Tablet PC, Windows XP Media Center, Windows XP Professional (x86/x64), Windows Vista/7 Home Basic (x86/x64), Windows Vista/7 Home Premium (x86/x64), Windows Vista/7 Ultimate (x86/x64), Windows Vista Business (x86/x64), Windows 7 Professional (x86/x64) and Windows Vista/7/8 Enterprise (x86/x64) platforms (including compatible CPUs from other manufacturers).

Resource Requirements

The disk space requirements for Diskeeper depend on several factors. The Diskeeper installation package is about 60 MB. After the installation is complete, Diskeeper occupies about 46 MB of disk space. If Internet Explorer is not present on your computer, some other needed files (hhupd.exe, 50comupd.exe, and wintdist.exe) may be added. Further, your system may require a new or updated version of the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), which is less than 6 MB.

Additional Software Requirements

Diskeeper requires .NET 4. If .Net 4 is not installed on your system, Diskeeper will attempt to download and install it for you. A reboot may be required due to the .Net installation.

A Note About Firewalls

As a normal part of its operation, the Diskeeper Service (DkService.exe) acts as a Windows service on your system. If you are running a hardware or software firewall, you may see messages indicating Diskeeper Service is trying to act as a Windows service. These messages are expected; you can safely allow these events. This functionality is designed to allow for support for network operations (e.g. Remote Control) via Diskeeper Administrator.

You may also be notified that Diskeeper is trying to access the Internet. It is important to note that Diskeeper does not access the Internet (except when you specifically use the Check for Updates feature or you opt in to send performance data for analysis), but it does use Windows mechanisms that may trigger these alerts from your firewall. Again, these messages are expected and you can safely allow the events. If networkability or automatic update checking is not required, you can safely disable this.