HomeKurzweil 3000Kurzweil 3000 (General)General Information: Microsoft Surface Support

1.7. General Information: Microsoft Surface Support

Last Updated: 8/3/2016

Issue Summary:

Kurzweil 3000 (K3000) compatibility details for: Microsoft Surface Pro (all versions), Surface RT aka Surface 2*, Surface 3, Surface Book

*Note: The Surface PRO 2 and the Surface 2 are NOT the same device.

What is Microsoft Surface Pro?

The Microsoft Surface Pro: is a fully functioning portable computer with touch screen features similar to a tablet device. These devices use Microsoft Windows 8 or Windows 10.

The device is compatible with the following products:

- K3000 for Windows v13 or greater

-firefly (when used with supported web browsers)

In some cases, compatibility may require to download and install the latest update for the Kurzweil software, available here.

K3000 is what Microsoft refers to as a "Desktop App," which is only compatible with the Surface Pro or the Surface 3 and higher models at this time, more information is available here.

Microsoft Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and the Surface Book:

The Surface 3 and later models are compatible devices. What is new in the 3 series and higher is that a full version of Windows 8 or Windows 10 is available, the previous versions of the Surface models that were not these units did not have this feature. Having a full version of Windows available will allow Kurzweil 3000 to install fully. For information on the older units, continue reading.

Microsoft Surface RT / Surface 2 (Non-Pro Models - Not compatible)

Only built-in apps and apps that you download from the Windows Store will run on Surface RT. If you get the error message, "This app can't run on your PC. To find apps for your PC, open the Windows Store," you may be trying to install an app from somewhere other than the Windows Store which is not supported on these devices. More info here.

The Microsoft Surface RT and the Microsoft Surface 2 are tablet devices using a tablet operating system and not a full Windows operating system. Kurzweil 3000 for Windows requires a full version of the Windows operating system. However, starting with the Surface 3, this limitation no longer applies.

It should be possible to access firefly and utilize its web-based reader application from a Surface RT or Surface 2 device, as long as the web browser you're using supports Flash. The firefly website is accessible here.

Relevant Links:

Windows system requirements: https://www.kurzweiledu.com/includes/new-windows-system-requirements.html

 

 

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