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Exam Room Workstation


The following Specifications and Recommendations made by Office Practicum are based solely on what has worked for our clients.
We are in no way endorsing the use of one product over another. Please consult with your IT Professional to make sure your devices meet our minimum requirements.



Windows 10 is supported on OP versions 14.6 and up.

Exam Room Workstation


Many clients are concerned that a desktop PC will be an intrusion in the exam room, or may get damaged by curious children. However, the desktop PC is the most popular choice among our clients. Along with a flat-panel monitor, the computer can easily be tucked away, the screen turned aside to avoid distraction, and the keyboard and the mouse can be locked for privacy and protection against little hands.

Typically a desktop or laptop fulfilling the following specs would cost: $1,000+.

  • Windows 10, 8/8.1 and Windows 7 are supported*.
*Note: OP does not support Windows 10 in S mode. Windows 10 in S mode only runs applications available in the Microsoft Store. You will need to switch out of Windows 10 in S mode to run the OP software. Follow these instructions on Microsoft's site for more information on how to switch out of Windows 10 in S mode. Windows 7 will be supported until January 2020.



Note: Microsoft will be discontinuing support for Windows XP, starting on April 8th, 2014. This includes support of all patches, security updates, bug fixes, and driver updates. In addition to Windows XP, Microsoft will stop support for Microsoft Office 2003 and in July of 2015 Microsoft will be ending support for Server 2003.
  • 2.0 GHz+ Intel Processor (Dual Core Required, Quad Core Preferred)
  • Random Access Memory (RAM):
  • 4GB preferred
  • 80 GB Hard Drive or larger recommended
  • 250 MB required for client install
  • Monitor (monitor must be capable of displaying minimum resolution of 1920x1080):;
  • 17” Monitor Preferred
  • 15” Monitor Minimum