The following sections explain the system requirements for TASBooks and how you can check them.
Before you install TASBooks v6.02 or higher, you must check that your computer has the following
All 32 or 64-bit variants of Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003, Server 2008 or Small Business Server 2011.
To quickly check your current version of Windows:
- Press the Windows key + R > type Winver > press Enter on your keyboard.
Note: Please ensure all the latest Microsoft service packs and updates are installed.
||2Ghz processor or equivalent.
|RAM or memory
|Free disk space after installation
||At least 2GB.
|Minimum screen resolution
||1024 x 768.
|Internet browser and connection
||Internet Explorer v8.0 or higher.
A broadband Internet connection is essential to keep your TASBooks software up to date, and to take full advantage of it's features:
- Recommended download speed: 4Mbps or higher.
- Recommended upload speed: 2Mbps or higher.
|Adobe Acrobat Reader
||Version 7 or higher.
||To optimise performance, you should configure your antivirus software to exclude Sage files from its checking routines.
||Microsoft .NET Framework 4 is required.
||All 32-bit variants of Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013.
Performance is improved with higher specification computers. Depending on your
operating system, the processor and network speed and the amount of RAM and free disk
space can be found in a number of different ways. If you're unsure how to do this, consult
with your IT administrator.
Display settings – Windows XP
To ensure the text and headings in TASBooks display clearly, check your computer’s display settings:
- Right-click your Windows desktop > Properties > Appearance > Effects.
- In the Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts drop-down box > ClearType > OK > Apply > OK.
If you have a network edition of TASBooks, you need to install a network database engine
on the server. The network database engine used by TASBooks is the Pervasive Database
Engine. You need to make sure that your firewall doesn't't prevent you from accessing this
from the client computers.
Most firewalls either allow access automatically, or prompt you to give access when you
open your TASBooks company. You simply need to confirm you want to give access when
prompted to do so.
If your firewall doesn't't allow access to the Pervasive Database Engine, you may need
to manually allocate port 1583 for its use. For further information, please refer to your
network administrator or firewall documentation.
Log on as administrator
When you install TASBooks, you must log on to your computer as an administrator. For more information about how to check if you have administrator access, please refer to article 15082.
Check your regional options
TASBooks is designed to be used within the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.
So that your software uses the appropriate current, date format and VAT rates, you must
check your regional options.
- Press the Windows key + R > type intl.cpl > press Enter on your keyboard.
In the Region and Language window, check the format is set to English (United Kingdom) or English (Ireland). If an alternative language or country is set, you must change this before you install TASBooks.