Windows Operating System is Required

The School of Business has standardized on the Windows operating system for two primary reasons: 1) to ensure compatibility with required course software and 2) the Windows operating system is the predominant operating system used in business. The specifications listed below will meet your computing needs during your tenure at Wake Forest University.

What about work laptops?

Depending on the security settings on your work laptop, you may experience difficulty connecting to the wireless network, installing printers and/or installing software. Students who work in the banking and healthcare industries tend to have the most problems with the security settings on their work laptops. If you or your IT Department have any questions, please contact us at 336.758.4126.

Minimum PC Requirements

  • Processor: Intel Core i5, Quad Core 2.4 GHz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB minimum
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 or 10
  • Hard Disk Drive: 256 GB minimum
  • Display: 12.5 inches or larger
  • Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n (MUST support the WPA-2 security protocol)
  • Software:

How do I check my PC specifications?

Minimum Mac Requirements

Students are strongly encouraged to use a PC instead of a Mac. However, if you insist on using a Mac, you must also run the Windows operating system and Office for Windows in order to support the software required for your courses.

  • Model Year: Early 2013 or Newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i5, Quad Core 2.4 GHz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB Minimum (16 GB recommended for VMware)
  • Operating System: macOS Sierra or higher
  • Hard Disk Drive: 256 GB Minimum
  • Display: 12 inches or larger
  • Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n (MUST support the WPA-2 security protocol)
  • Software:

How do I check my Mac specifications?

 

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