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PowerChurch Products - Windows Compatibility


The table below shows PowerChurch products and the Windows OS versions they are compatible with. The legend can be found below the table. Compatibility issues vary from not being able to install or run at all to serious stability issues that can cause error messages, corruption, and data loss. It is highly recommended that you do not run PowerChurch products on unsupported/non-compatible Windows OS versions.

2017 Update: The third party developers of PowerChurch Mailroom no longer support installing on Windows XP, Server 2003, or Vista. There are currently no known compatibility issues, but those Windows versions are no longer supported.

2016 Update: The Check In server component has been updated and now has a minimum requirement of Windows Vista or Server 2008. The Check In kiosk application will still work with Windows 2000/XP.

Windows 10 does not ship with .NET 2 runtimes installed by default. For certain features of PowerChurch Plus Version 10/10.4, users will need to manually download and install the .NET 2 runtime files from the Microsoft web site.

2015 Update:
Updates to the e-mail components in PowerChurch Plus Versions 11/11.1 and 11.5/11.55 require Windows 2000 or higher. We have now removed Windows 98 and ME from the compatible OS versions list.

2014 Update: PowerChurch Plus Version 9 has officially been removed from Windows Vista, 7, and 8 compatibility lists. Version 9 users have been experiencing problems recently due to Windows and Antivirus updates. Since Version 9 is no longer under maintenance, it will not receive any further updates to work around these problems and the only solution would be to upgrade to the latest version of PowerChurch Plus.

PowerChurch Versions
Windows OS Versions
  95 98/ME 2000 XP Vista 7 8/8.1 * 10 **
PCPlus 6 # # # #        
PCPlus 7 *** # # # #        
PCPlus 8, 8.5 # # # #        
PCPlus 9   # # #        
PCPlus 10/10.4   # # # # # # #
PCPlus 11/11.1     # # # # # #
PCPlus 11.5/11.55, 12     X X X X X X
IDS Client (PC Online)     X X X X X X
PC Check In         X X X X
PC Mailroom           X X X

 

PowerChurch Versions Windows Server Versions
  2000 2003 2008 2012 2016 2019
PCPlus 6 # #        
PCPlus 7 *** # #        
PCPlus 8, 8.5 # #        
PCPlus 9 # #        
PCPlus 10.4 # # # # # #
PCPlus 11/11.1 # # # # # #
PCPlus 11.5/11.55, 12 X X X X X X
IDS Client (PC Online) X X X X X X
PC Check In     X X X X
PC Mailroom     X X X X

# is currently compatible, but no longer under maintenance

X is compatible

* Windows 8 was available in both desktop and tablet platforms. The tablet versions (RT) do not run Windows desktop programs and are therefore not compatible with PowerChurch products.

** Some computers come with Windows 10 in "S" mode. PowerChurch products (and other non-Windows Store apps) aren't able to be installed in this mode.

*** PowerChurch Plus Version 7 will only run on computers with 768MB or less of RAM.


Created: 11/05/2012
Last updated: 06/17/2020