NVivo 2

Released in 2002, NVivo 2 revolutionized fine detailed analysis. It included powerful tools for combining subtle coding with qualitative linking, shaping and modeling.

Our NVivo 10 software supersedes NVivo 2. It includes features of NVivo 2 and much more - including the ability to work with PDFs, surveys, web and social media data, photos, video and audio files. NVivo 10 also allows you to open and work with projects you've developed in NVivo 2.

Features and benefits

Although NVivo 2 isn't a current product you can still read about its features and benefits here.


Supported versions of QSR software include the latest products (NVivo 10 and NVivo Server 10) plus the previous two versions (NVivo 9 and NVivo 8). This means that NVivo 2 users can no longer contact our support team for one-on-one assistance.

For support, refer to the manuals provided with NVivo 2, which are the 'NVivo 2 Reference Guide' and a text for 'Using NVivo 2 in Qualitative Research'. Also, you can download ‘Getting Started in NVivo 2’ free. It will help to familiarize you with the NVivo 2 workspace and guide you through your project set up.

System requirements

To install and run NVivo 2, your computer will need to meet a series of hardware and software requirements. These requirements are provided below.

Component Minimum Recommended
Processor 400MHz Pentium II
compatible processor
600MHz Pentium III compatible processor or faster
Memory 64MB RAM 128MB RAM or higher
Display 800 x 600 screen resolution 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher
Operating System Microsoft Windows ME Microsoft Windows 2000 
or Microsoft Windows XP
Hard Disk 40MB of available space 125MB of available space
Other CD-ROM

Purchase our latest software

Purchase NVivo 10 and you’ll be able to open and work with projects that were developed in NVivo 2. View NVivo 10 pricing or buy.

Test our NVivo 10 for Windows software for yourself with a free trial version.



There are a range of licensing options – choose from a single license, multiple licenses, a student license, a semester license or an enterprise license.



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