Nero 7 • System Requirements

General requirements for the core functionality

  • DVD ROM drive is required for installation
  • Microsoft® Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4 or later); Windows XP SP1*1) ; Windows 2003 server SP1; Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista
  • Microsoft® Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (All applications besides InCD, Nero Scout and Nero ImageDrive work in the x86 emulator that allows 32-bit Windows applications to run)
  • Microsoft® Windows VISTA x64 Edition (All applications besides InCD, Nero Scout and Nero ImageDrive work in the x86 emulator that allows 32-bit Windows applications to run. Gadgets are NOT available under VISTA x64!!!)
  • DirectX 9.0c installation is required
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
  • 1GHz Intel® Pentium® III processor, AMD Sempron (TM) 2200+ or equivalent
  • Min 256MB RAM (For Windows Vista min 512MB RAM)
  • 1 GB disc space for a typical installation of all components.
  • Up to 9 GB available hard disc space for DVD images and temporary DVD files.
  • Graphics card with at least 32 MB video memory and minimum resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and 16-bit color settings. 24-bit or 32-bit true color is recommended. 
  • CD or DVD recordable or rewritable device.
  • Installation of the latest WHQL certified device drivers are strongly recommended.
  • Online connection required for Nero online services. DSL-1000 or faster is recommended for video services

Optional requirements

  • 16-bit Microsoft® Windows compatible sound device and speakers. 
  • Installation of latest WHQL certified device drivers recommended.
  • Blu-ray Disc / HD DVD recordable or rewritable device for Blu-ray Disc / HD DVD functionality
  • Blue Laser reading/writing device for Blu-ray Disc / HD DVD support (Check special blue laser system requirements here)
  • Up to 25/50 GB hard disc space for Blu-ray Disc / HD DVD disc images
  • SecurDisc compatible CD/DVD drive

Special requirements for home entertainment

Nero ShowTime

  • Optical drive with DVD capability to playback DVD-Video. 
  • Optcal drive with BD / HD DVD capability to playback HD DVD / BD video playback
  • Graphics card with hardware overlay support
  • HD DVD / BD Video plug-in required for BlueLaser playback / authoring functions

Nero Home/Nero Vision/Nero MediaHome

  • TV tuner or video recording card for analog or digital recording
  • Nero Home does not support recording via FireWire®
  • UPnP™ capable equipment for streaming with Nero MediaHome server
  • XML file from 3rd party required for EPG support for Nero Home 
  • OHCI compliant FireWire® ( card (IEEE 1394) for DV capturing 
  • Installation of the latest WHQL certified device drivers recommended 
  • For a list of supported capture cards please see supported capture devices

Nero Smart3D

  • We need Direct3D 9c, revision 30 (which is the August 2006 SDK). If this version is not installed, Smart3D will not work at all.
  • Minimum Requirements: 3D GfxCard, DirectX9 compliant, 64MB video RAM
  • Recommended: 3D GfxCard, DirectX9 compliant, Hardware-accelerated Transformation & Lighting, 128MB video RAM

Nero Mobile

  • Mobile Phone or PDA with Microsoft® Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC/ Pocket PC Phone Edition/ Smartphone/ Second Edition (SE) and Microsoft® Windows Mobile 5.0
  • Mobile hardware platforms (Intel® XScale™, ARM®) 
  • Phone to PC Connectivity over Microsoft® ActiveSync, USB cable or Bluetooth connectivity
  • Not compatible on all mobile devices, please see for details
  • Nero Mobile includes a Free 30-day trial of patented codecs {Nero Digital (MPEG-4/AVC), MP3, MPEG-2)}, upgrade to Nero Mobile Pro available at

LightScribe® and Labelflash

  • LightScribe® compatible recorder and medium
  • LightScribe® host software must be installed
  • Labelflash compaitible recorder and medium

For TV recording and DVD video authoring

  • 1.4 GHz Intel® Pentium® III processor or equivalent, 256 MB RAM. For capturing and burning in real time
  • 1.8 GHz Intel® Pentium® IV processor or equivalent, 256 MB RAM.
  • Optional: OHCI compliant FireWire controller (IEEE 1394) for DV capturing.
  • Optional: TV Tuner or video capture card for analog and digital recording. List of compatible devices.
  • Please note that these are the minimum requirements for basic functionality. If you are interested in more advanced features like TV recording or real-time capturing, the requirements can be greater. 


Please note:
The system requirements for the single operating systems are not considered and might be higher than mentioned below.
Please respect the requirements of the respective operating system.