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Dreamweaver system requirements

As operating systems, hardware and supporting software have evolved, so too have the system requirements for Dreamweaver. The following hardware and software is required to run various versions of Dreamweaver on either Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh platforms. Running below (or without) the advertised minimum requirements may cause the software to malfunction, and Adobe will not support such usage.

Note: The system requirement information for older versions of Dreamweaver is provided as a historical resource. Only the latest version of Dreamweaver is available for purchase.

Microsoft Windows

The following sections list the hardware and operating system requirements for specific versions of Dreamweaver running on the Microsoft Windows platform. The approximate release year of each software version is listed after the version name in parentheses.

Dreamweaver CS3 (2007)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or Centrino (or compatible)
  • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate (certified support for 32-bit editions only)
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Hard disk: 1.3 GB of free space
  • Media: DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet or phone connection for activation
Dreamweaver 8 (2005)
  • 800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor (or equivalent) and later
  • Windows 2000, Windows XP
  • 256 MB RAM (1 GB recommended to run more than one Studio 8 product simultaneously)
  • 1024 x 768, 16-bit display (32-bit recommended)
  • 650 MB available disk space
Dreamweaver MX 2004 (2003)
  • 600 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent
  • Windows 98 SE (4.10.2222 A), Windows 2000, or Windows XP
  • 128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)
  • 275 MB available disk space
Dreamweaver MX (2002)
  • Intel Pentium II processor or equivalent, 300 MHz or faster
  • Windows 98, 2000, NT (with Service Pack 3 or later), ME or XP
  • version 4.0 or later of Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 96 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)
  • 275 MB available disk space
  • monitor capable of 800 x 600 pixel resolution (millions of colors and 1024 x 768 pixel resolution recommended)
  • CD-ROM drive
Dreamweaver 4 and Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 (2000)
  • Intel Pentium processor or equivalent, 166 MHz or faster
  • Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT 4 (with Service Pack 5), XP
  • version 4.0 or later of Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 32 MB RAM (64 MB RAM for UltraDev)
  • 110 MB available disk space (170 MB for UltraDev)
  • 256-color monitor capable of 800 x 600 pixel resolution
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Adobe Flash Player to view the Guided Tours and Lessons
Dreamweaver UltraDev 1 (2000)
  • Intel Pentium processor or equivalent, 166 MHz or faster
  • Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT 4 (with Service Pack 5)
  • 48 MB RAM
  • 30 MB available disk space
  • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.1
  • if using JDBC, Sun's Java Development Kit version 1.1.8
  • Adobe Shockwave 8 to view the Guided Tours and Show Me movies
  • 256-color monitor capable of 800 x 600 pixel resolution
  • CD-ROM drive
Dreamweaver 3 (1999)
  • Intel Pentium processor or equivalent, 120 MHz or faster
  • Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, or NT 4
  • 32 MB RAM
  • 20 MB available disk space
  • color monitor capable of 800 x 600 pixel resolution
  • CD-ROM drive
Dreamweaver 2 (1998)
  • Intel Pentium 90 processor or equivalent
  • Windows 95, 98, or NT 4
  • 16 MB RAM
  • 20 MB available disk space
  • color monitor capable of 800 x 600 pixel resolution
  • CD-ROM drive
Dreamweaver 1 (1997)
  • Intel Pentium 90 processor or equivalent
  • Windows 95 or NT 3
  • 16 MB RAM
  • 20 MB available disk space
  • color monitor
  • CD-ROM drive
Apple Macintosh

The following sections list the hardware and operating system requirements for specific versions of Dreamweaver running on the Apple Macintosh platform. The approximate release year of each software version is listed after the version name in parentheses.

Note: While some of the older versions of Dreamweaver specify "or later" for the operating system requirement, earlier versions of Dreamweaver were not tested with later operating systems and are not guaranteed to work. For example, Dreamweaver 3 and earlier were not tested with Macintosh OS X, and Dreamweaver 8 and earlier were not tested with Intel-based Macs.

Dreamweaver CS3 (2007)
  • Processor: G4, G5, or Intel-based Mac
  • OS: Mac OS 10.4.8
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Hard Disk: 1.7 GB of free space
  • Media: DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet or phone connection for activation
Dreamweaver 8 (2005)
  • 600 MHz PowerPC G3 and later
  • Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4
  • 256 MB RAM (1 GB recommended to run more than one Studio 8 product simultaneously)
  • 1024 x 768, thousands of colors display (millions of colors recommended)
  • 300 MB available disk space
Dreamweaver MX 2004 (2003)
  • 500 MHz Power PC G3 processor
  • Mac OS X 10.2.6 and later, 10.3
  • 128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)
  • 275 MB available disk space
  • 16-bit (thousands of colors) monitor capable of 1024 x 768 pixel resolution (millions of colors recommended)
Dreamweaver MX (2002)
  • Power Macintosh G3 or later
  • Mac OS 9.1, Mac OS 9.2.1, or Mac OS X 10.1 and later
  • Mac OS Runtime for Java (MRJ) 2.2 or above (included on the Dreamweaver MX CD)
  • version 4.0 or later of Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 96 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)
  • 275 MB available disk space
  • monitor capable of 800 x 600 pixel resolution (millions of colors and 1024 x 768 pixel resolution recommended)
Dreamweaver 4 and Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 (2000)
  • Power Macintosh
  • Mac OS 8.6 or 9.x
  • 32 MB RAM (64 MB RAM for UltraDev) - 128 MB recommended under Mac OS X
  • 135 MB available disk space
  • 256-color monitor capable of 800 x 600 pixel resolution
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Adobe Flash Player to view the Guided Tours and Lessons
  • Note: After extensive testing, we have determined that Dreamweaver 4 runs in Classic Mode on Mac OS X 10.1.x without any new problems.
Dreamweaver UltraDev 1 (2000)
  • Power Macintosh
  • Mac OS 8.5 or later
  • 48 MB RAM
  • 30 MB available disk space
  • 256-color monitor capable of 800 x 600 pixel resolution
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Mac OS Runtime for Java (MRJ) version 2.2
  • Adobe Shockwave 8 to view the Guided Tours and Show Me movies
Dreamweaver 3 (1999)
  • Power Macintosh
  • Mac OS 8.1 or 9.x
  • 32 MB RAM
  • 20 MB available disk space
  • color monitor capable of 800 x 600 pixel resolution
  • CD-ROM drive
Dreamweaver 2 (1998)
  • Power Macintosh
  • Mac OS 7.5.5 or later
  • 24 MB RAM
  • 20 MB available disk space
  • color monitor capable of 800 x 600 pixel resolution
  • CD-ROM drive
Dreamweaver 1 (1997)
  • Power Macintosh
  • Mac OS 7.5 or later
  • 24 MB RAM
  • 20 MB available disk space
  • color monitor
  • CD-ROM drive
Additional information

System requirements for the current version of Dreamweaver are also available on the Dreamweaver product page.

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