Minimum system requirements for Nero 2021 Volume License Products (Basic, Premium, Platinum)

  • Windows® 7 SP1 Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate (32/64 bit), Windows® 8 (32/64 bit), Windows® 8.1 (32/64 bit) with April 2014 Update, Windows® 10 (32/64 bit)
  • 2 GHz AMD or Intel® processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 5 GB hard drive space for a typical installation of all components (including templates, content and temporary disk space)
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 compliant graphics card
  • DVD disc drive for installation and playback*
  • CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc recordable or rewritable drive for burning
  • Windows Media® Player 9 or higher
  • Third party components such as Microsoft .NET® 4.5.2 and Microsoft® DirectX® are shipped with the product


  • On 64 bit operating systems, applications run in 32 bit emulation mode
  • The devices must be correctly installed and recognized by the operating system for the product to work properly
  • Installation of the latest WHQL certified device drivers is strongly recommended
* Playback functions only available in Nero Premium 2021 VL and Nero Platinum 2021 VL

Special minimum requirements Nero Premium 2021 VL / Nero Platinum 2021 VL for working with HD Video Content

  • Intel® or AMD dual core processor with at least 2 GHz, and 2 GB of RAM
  • For editing HD video content with high bitrates we recommend Intel® Core™ I3, AMD Phenom II X4 or above processors, and 4 GB of RAM
  • For support of NVIDIA® CUDA™, AMD App Acceleration or Intel® Quick Sync Video technologies a capable graphics card with a minimum of 256 MB video memory is required
  • For Nvidia Cuda enabled graphics cards below series 600 make sure to install a driver version before version 340.43
  • For laptops with two integrated mobile graphics cards we strongly recommend updating mobile graphics drivers for your laptop only via the system manufacturer web site, directly

Extra minimum requirements Nero Platinum 2021 VL for working with UHD (4K) content (playback, editing, encoding)
All of above but please use below requirement instead:

  • 64 bit versions of above mentioned operating systems only
  • Intel® Core™ i7-2600K (3,4 GHz) or above, AMD FX 8320 (3,5 GHz) or above, 4 GB RAM

Special minimum requirements for Nero AI Photo Tagger

  • Windows® 10 64 bit operating systems
  • 6th to 10th generation Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors recommended

Special minimum requirements for HDR playback

  • Windows® 10 operating systems
  • Hardware accelerated decoding of HDR playback with Intel graphics cards HD 620 or later and Nvidia graphics cards GTX 1060 or later