NVivo 9

System requirements

To install and run NVivo 10 for Windows, your computer will need to meet a series of hardware and software requirements. Here are the minimum and recommended requirements.

Component Minimum Recommended
Processor 1.2 GHz Pentium III-compatible processor (32-bit) or 1.4 GHz Pentium 4-compatible processor (64-bit) 2.0 GHz Pentium 4-compatible processor or faster
Memory 1 GB RAM or more 2 GB RAM or more
Display 1024 x 768 screen resolution 1280 x 1024 screen resolution or higher
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later, or Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or later, or Microsoft Windows 7, or Microsoft Windows 8
Hard Disk Approximately 2 GB of available hard-disk space (additional hard-disk space may be required for NVivo projects) Approximately 4 GB of available hard-disk space (additional hard-disk space may be required for NVivo projects)
Browser   Internet Explorer 8 or later
Google Chrome 21 or later
Other   Internet connection

NVivo 10 for Windows is designed to operate on Microsoft Windows natively. If you are running the software on a virtual platform on a Mac, these system requirements may not apply. Click here for further information. 



NCapture is a web browser extension that is optionally installed with NVivo 10 for Windows. It enables users to capture web content (web pages, online PDFs and social media data from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube) and import it into NVivo 10. It is currently available for Internet Explorer 8 (or later) or Google Chrome 21 (or later). 


With the NVivo Add-In for OneNote, you can export content from OneNote and import it into your NVivo project. NVivo retains the way your data was structured in OneNote. To use this add-in, your machine needs to meet the following requirements:

  • Microsoft OneNote 2007 or 2010
  • Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010

“NVivo facilitated identification of the most important issues, 
considerably speeding up 
collation – invaluable in ordering 
the findings, prior to final report writing.”


Ann Norman

Anglia Polytechnic University



To view technical information about installing NVivo 10 for Windows, NVivo Server 10 or NCapture, click here.


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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