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
Disk Subsystems Supported
- Primary Partitions
- Extended Partitions
- Logical Drives
- Volume Sets
- RAID Arrays (hardware and software)
- Mirrored Disks
- Mounted Volumes (letter-less drives)
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).
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.