System Requirements

Operating Systems and Browsers

The following operating systems and browser configurations are supported:

For the PC: For the Mac:
  • Windows 2000
  • Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Netscape 7.2
  • Windows XP
  • Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Firefox 1.0
  • Mac OS 9.2.2
  • Netscape 7.2
  • Mac OSX 10.3
  • Safari 1.0
  • Firefox 1.0
  • Netscape 7.2

To check your operating system, turn on your computer and look for information on your operating system as the computer boots up. You can also find this information in your computer settings. For example, if you have a PC you can look at “View System Information” in “My Computer,” which is accessible from the Start menu.

If you are unsure of the browser version you are using, launch the browser and select Help from the menu bar. Next, select “About Browser” (the browser name and the exact wording of the selection will vary) and a window will open with your browser name and version.

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You will need the following applications to use THEA Online Study Guides. You can download these applications using the Browser Tune-up

Application Name Version
PC: Mac:
Adobe Flash Player 8 8.0
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2003 2004
Adobe Reader 7.0.5 7.0.5

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Browser Tune-up

The Browser Tune-up utility will tell you whether or not media players and plugin programs are present on your computer and, when they are present, whether they are up to date.

  1. Click this Browser Tune-up link to open and work with the Browser Tune-up.
  2. In the list of plug-in programs in the center of the Browser Tune-up window, check which plug-ins are currently installed.
  3. For a plug-in that you need but which is not installed, click the Get It button to download the latest version. In some cases, you may need to register for the player or plugin, and you may need to restart your computer when you finish the download and installation.
  4. For a plug-in that is installed, click the Test It button to verify that it functions properly. If it does not, follow the on-screen instructions to download a new version.
  5. When you finish installing the players or plugins your website requires, close the Browser Tune-up, restart your browser, then return to