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JAWS System Recommendations

To use JAWS for Windows, we recommend a personal computer running Microsoft® Windows® with the following:

Description Specification
Operating System Windows® 11, Windows 10, Windows Server® 2019, and Windows Server 2016.
Processor speed 2.0 GHz i5 dual core or higher processor recommended.
Memory (RAM) 8 GB or more recommended.
Required hard disk space 2 GB with more space required for additional voices.
SSD drive recommended.
Video Video/Graphics card with support for DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
1024x768 display resolution.
Sound Windows compatible sound card (for speech).

Note: The Previous JAWS Downloads Web page has older versions of JAWS for computers still running Windows 7 (JAWS 2021 and earlier), Windows Vista (JAWS 17 and earlier), or Windows XP (JAWS 15 and earlier).