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System Requirements - Release 14
Service Pack 2

Choose your Operating System


Operating System Processors Disk Space RAM
XP (Service Pack
1 or 2)
Pentium III, IV, Xeon, Pentium M, AMD Athlon, Athlon XP, Athlon MP 450 MB (MATLAB only with Help)* 256 MB
512 MB (recommended)

2000 (Service Pack 3 or 4)
2003 Server

NT 4.0 (Service Pack
5 or 6a)**

* 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.

**See planned changes to Windows NT support

See our Software Maintenance and Support Policy for non-certified operating environments.

Compilers (for MEX Files)


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

Other Recommended Items

  • MS Windows supported graphics accelerator card
  • MS Windows supported printer
  • MS Windows supported sound card
  • MS Word 2000, MS Word 2002 or MS Word 2003 is required to run MATLAB Notebook.
  • MS Excel 2000, MS Excel 2002 or MS Excel 2003 is required to run MATLAB Builder for Excel, Excel Link.

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Support for Products on Operating Systems No Longer Supported

If you are enrolled in Software Maintenance Service, MathWorks will respond to technical questions and provide workarounds when possible for a period of two years from the date when MathWorks ended support for an operating system. See the platform road map for more information.