Roanoke College

Minimum System Requirements


Systems purchased through the Recommended Laptop Program will be given priority support.

Systems that do not meet these minimum computer system requirements will receive no support.

  • Processor
    Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or Pentium M 1.2 GHz
  • Memory (RAM)
    512 MB or more
  • Hard Drive
    20 GB Hard Disk
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Windows 7, OS X or Linux
    (make sure to load the latest version or all updates)
  • Ethernet Card
    10/100/1000 mbps Ethernet Network Card with twisted pair interface (RJ45)
  • Wireless Capabilities
    128 bit encryption, Wi-fi 802.11b/g Certified
  • Additional Settings
    Windows Firewall must be turned "on"
    Updated Microsoft Security Essentials virus protection
    (Microsoft Security Essentials has been selected by IT as the Campus Standard)