MATLAB and Simulink Student Version R2008b Requirements - Windows

MATLAB and Simulink Student Version

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Operating System Processors Disk Space RAM
32-bit MathWorks™ Products

Windows® XP
(Service Pack 2 or 3)

Windows Server 2003
(Service Pack 1 or 2, R2)

Windows Server 2008

Windows Vista™ (Service Pack 1)

Intel® Pentium (Pentium 4 and above)

Intel Celeron**

Intel Xeon

Intel Core

AMD Athlon 64**

AMD Opteron

AMD Sempron

510 MB*
(MATLAB® only)
512 MB

(1024 MB recommended)

* Disk space requirement varies depending on size of partition. The MATLAB installer will inform you of the hard disk space requirement for your particular partition. Installation size will be determined by the installer and can vary for NTFS and FAT formats.
** Processor must support SSE2 instruction set.


  • 16-, 24-, or 32-bit OpenGL capable graphics adapter

Additional Requirements

  • Microsoft Word 2002, 2003, or 2007 is required to run MATLAB® Notebook.
  • Microsoft Excel 2002, 2003, or 2007 is required to run Spreadsheet Link™ EX.
  • Email is required and Internet access is recommended for product activation.

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