Starpoint Software Application System Requirements
All current versions of Starpoint Software applications run on Windows 2000 through Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8 64-bit
System Compatibility Guarantee:
applications are guaranteed to be compatible with Windows operating systems
as specified below when properly installed with all required libraries, and
when running with proper permission settings. Overly restrictive
permission settings can cause some software to fail or render some features
unavailable. In the event of a software being incompatible with an
operating system specified below as being compatible, Starpoint Software
will repair the incompatibility within 30 days, or if unable to do, the
customer is entitled to return the software for a full refund of the
purchase price. In no event will Starpoint Software be liable for more
than the purchase price of the software.
What You Need to Know About Windows 8 and 10
Windows 8 is basically Windows 7 with the "Metro" user interface added on top of the desktop to make it suitable for mobile devices.
However, these changes make Windows 8 very difficult to use on a desktop and is therefore not a recommended upgrade.
The "guts" of Windows 8 is basically unchanged from Windows 7, so any software that runs on Windows 7 (including ours) should work fine on Windows 8.
Windows 10 is basically Windows 8 with some usability enhancements.
Windows 7/8/10 Incompatibility Warning
When installing on Windows 7 or 8, you may get a message that the software is incompatible with this version of Windows.
Ignore this message.
Viewing old style help files in Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8/10
Older versions of software use a help file format that was discontinued with Windows Vista. You may need to download
a help file viewer to use older help files. You can download the viewer from this link:
Older versions may not be able to import some obsolete database
ChemStat, ChemPoint, and ChemPoint Professional
ChemPoint performance is very much dependent on the size of the
database. Minimum system requirements are 500 MHz processor, and 64 MB
RAM. For moderate to large size databases, a minimum of 1 GHz
processor, and 128 MB RAM is recommended.
All Other Programs
Other programs should provide satisfactory performance with a minimum of
500 MHz processor speed and 64 MB RAM, although they will work
satisfactorily with slower systems.