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1.11. General Information: Windows 8/10, Mac OS X compatibility

Last Updated: August 2016

Please see below for a list of the Kurzweil 3000 (K3000) related items currently compatible with Windows 8.x, Windows 10, Mavericks 10.9.x, Yosemite 10.10.x, El Captain 10.11.x

Our general system requirements can also be viewed here:

Windows

Macintosh

You can find information on updating your version of Kurzweil 3000 here: Updating/Patching Kurzweil 3000

Patches are also available for download from our website here: Kurzweil Updates

firefly website (www.fireflybykurzweil.com): the firefly website is fully supported to run on the latest desktop version of Windows and Mac OS. Note that it does require that your web browser support Flash. The system requirements and supported browsers are listed here: https://www.kurzweiledu.com/products/k3000-firefly-system-requirements.html
 
Windows 8 Compatibility

The latest builds of version 12 and higher are officially supported to run on Windows 8. If you have difficulties running Kurzweil 3000 on Windows 8, make sure you've patched to the latest version of your software.

There is a known issue in older release builds of v12 and v13 (such as what gets installed off an older version 12/13 DVD) of K3000 where if you update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 or to Windows 10 without first being fully up to date with Kurzweil; the K3000 the product will claim the trial has expired on the computer. As such, before you upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 it's highly recommended to update to the latest edition available for your version. If you did not get a chance to do this and Kurzweil is stating it is a trial and not allowing you to register; the current fix for this issue is available here.

Windows 10 Compatibility

The latest builds for versions 13 and higher are officially supported to run on Windows 10. If you have difficulties running Kurzweil 3000 on Windows 10, make sure you've patched to the latest version of your software. Please note that versions older than 13 are not supported with Windows 10.

There is a known issue in older release builds of v13 and v14 (such as what gets installed off an older version 13/14 DVD) of K3000 where if you update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 or to Windows 10 without first being fully up to date with Kurzweil; the K3000 the product will claim the trial has expired on the computer. As such, before you upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 it's highly recommended to update to the latest edition available for your version. If you did not get a chance to do this and Kurzweil is stating it is a trial and not allowing you to register; the current fix for this issue is available here.

Macintosh OS X Compatibility

K3000 v5 is not supported to run on OS 10.9.x or higher. You may encounter problems with scanning, reading, or recognition of PDF files if you're using an older version of K3000 with a newer Mac OS. More details:
- Cepstral Voices (included in K3000 v5) do not function on 10.9.x or higher. We suggest to either upgrade or to use the Alex voice for reading with K3000 v5. Alex comes bundled with OS X.
- K3000 v5 is known to have issues with the recognition of PDF files and/or scanning documents on OS 10.9 or higher. If you encounter these problems, please consider upgrading.
- We no longer support K3000 v5. If you own K3000 v5, please talk to our sales team about upgrading to the latest version of K3000: https://www.kurzweiledu.com/ContactSales.php

K3000 v14 or higher is supported on 10.7.x and higher.

For K3000 v14 or higher, we recommend to install the Acapela voices in the Extras folder for the best product experience. Install guides are available: here

How to download the newest and older versions of K3000

You can download the latest full build (e.g. all of the files on the DVD) version of K3000 for Windows from here: www.kurzweiledu.com/k3win

You can download the latest full build version of K3000 for Mac OS from here: www.kurzweiledu.com/k3mac

You can download older full build versions from here: https://www.kurzweiledu.com/k3000-previous-downloads.html

Make sure to download the version and edition that you own. So if you own K3000 v14 Standalone and have not yet upgraded (most likely a paid upgrade), download K3000 v14 standalone from the older versions link above.

 

 

 

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