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Q++Studio Workstation Required Configuration (XV4) 64-bit

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A Q++Studio Workstation is a relatively high-performance PC on which QuarkXPress and the Q++Studio run, connected to a database server that is located either on a local network (LAN) or remotely via the internet (WAN).


For more details on the various possible work configurations, see network architecture.


The specifications for Q++Studio Workstations are:



Q++Studio Workstations must be installed on a physical PC-based computer (not a Virtual Machine and not on an emulator such as Parallels).


Pentium Quad-Core processor 2.8 GHz.


8 GB (16 GB is optimal)

Operating System

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (SP1) or Windows 10 Professional 64-bit (latest update).


Bear in mind the following Windows versions limitations, depending on the version of QuarkXPress that you plan to use on your workstation:


QuarkXPress 8 will not run on Windows 10 or above.

QuarkXPress 2015 and above will only run on a 64-bit version of Windows.

QuarkXPress 2019 and above will only run on Windows 10 and above.


For new systems, we recommend the use of Windows 10 (64-bit), as Quark has announced that, beginning with Quark 2019, QuarkXPress will no longer support Windows 7.


A 22 inch display with a screen resolution in between 1366x1080 and 1920x1200 (optimum).


Avoid higher resolution screens, such as 4K or 8K screens, as they are very expensive, and additionally require an expensive graphics card, and, most importantly, make many programs' dialogs, such as Q++Studio look very small.

Disk Space

100 GB of free disk space


A good quality gigabit network card.


For LAN connections, bandwidth requirements are negligible.


For WAN connections (users connecting to the server via the internet), in typical use, a workstation uploads about 25MB per day to the database server and downloads about 100MB from the database server. This translates to about 45 KB/s available upload speed and a ping of less than 40 msec to the remote database server.


See anti-virus and firewall settings.

Separately Purchased Software

A valid license to use, and a properly installed and activated copy of QuarkXPress 8, 9, 10, 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 (see the Operating System section, above, for a list of the versions of Windows compatible with different versions of QuarkXPress).


The recommended version of QuarkXPress to use with the XV4 64-bit version of Q++Studio is QuarkXPress 2017 (with the 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows 10).


To allow technical support to assist you, if needed, please install the commercial version of TeamViewer exactly as described here, using the download links of that page.


See also: database server configuration,, file server configuration.