As of September 2019, we are offering the following laptop upgrade options:
BEST! Our newest and best option is available (3rd-quarter 2019): CROSS Library Mint Laptops (GREAT VALUE!) This is an efficient Ubuntu Linux based system if you don’t care for Windows Updates every two weeks eating up your time and computer speed!
As of October 2018, CROSS Library is compatible with ALL Windows laptop and desktop systems via the install options below:
Let’s just say it like this, if your laptop or desktop system runs Windows and has an Intel or AMD processor, CROSS Library IS compatible. If you have further questions, please call us 1-877-615-7230 (press 2 for support).
- CROSS Library Mint (pre-engineered environment for all 64-bit systems)
CROSS Library is compatible with ALL Windows 10 64-bit systems and older including Windows 8.1, 8, 7, and even Vista using Virtualization Support. (If necessary, we will help you locate and enable the virtualization support setting on your system when you are ready to install. It is highly recommended that your CPU support SLAT for good performance. We highly recommend 8GB RAM for these systems due to Windows requirements. If your system does not support these, please consider one of our Mint Laptop systems)
- CROSS Library direct install (32-bit Windows platforms)
CROSS Library remains compatible with ALL Windows XP through Windows 10 32-bit systems via Direct Install (legacy support option).
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista 64-bit: on hardware with Virtualization support and 4 GB RAM minimum (8GB highly recommended) using our CROSS Library VM pre-engineered environment. We provide remote installation support on your desktop.
1. Virtualization and SLAT support
2. 8GB RAM
3. 2.4 Ghz Intel i5 or better
1. Virtualization and SLAT support (performance will lag if not available)
2. 4GB RAM
3. 1.0 Ghz Intel dual core Atom, i3, or 1.6 Ghz AMD dual core
Notes: (In mid-2019, we adjusted our default configuration to default to 1-CPU along with other optimizations saving 20-50% CPU depending on your hardware to allow use on systems with Virtualization turned off or with slower dual-core processors or less processor Cache. If we see that your systems supports better, we adjust to maximize for optimal performance during installation. These changes allow slower systems to operate and feel snappy (reducing jitter and pauses) where we found place to optimize these.)
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP (32-bit) via direct install: (Note, we will likely need to be able to turn off your Antivirus during the installation. If this is not possible, we may not be able to complete the install process and will recommend our pre-enginered environment as described above.
CROSS Support personnel provide the installation support via the CROSS Library Subscription. If you have further questions or need more details, please call at 1-877-615-7230 (press 2 for support).
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