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System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Internet Explorer Supported Versions

Internet Explorer version 8, 9, 10 and 11 are supported. For IE10/IE11, Enhanced Protected Mode is not supported (Internet Options menu, Advanced Tab, Enable Enhanced Protected Mode must be unchecked).
The 64-bit version of IE is not supported, use the default IE under the 64-bit editions, the default is 32-bit.

Firefox Supported Versions

Firefox version 10 or above is supported. 

Chrome Supported Versions

Chrome version 23 or above  is supported.

User Permissions

You must have administrator permissions on the computer where you are going to install/uninstall/repair WinTask x64.

If the operating system displays a dialog box asking for your permission for a program execution, the closing of this dialog box cannot be automated. You need to close the dialog box manually or modify User Account Control settings so that Windows does not display the dialog.

Additional Requirements

To use the MODI OCR engine, you need to install it. It is included in one of the following software:

If you have Microsoft Office 2010/2013 or if you do not have any Office version, you can still install the MODI OCR engine following this Microsoft article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982760/en

Windows 7 Specific

For our Web functions, our third-party browser extension must be Enabled. After WinTask x64 installation, launch IE and select Tools/Internet options menu. Click Programs tab, then click Manage Add-Ons button ; in the displayed list, check that the add-on named WTBHo is enabled. If it is not, select it in the list and click Enable button.
If extensions are not allowed at all in your IE, you need to enable them : launch IE and select Tools/Internet options menu, then click Advanced Tab and check Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart) button. You need to close IE and start again.

Never use Windows Start menu when you record your actions : the programs list in that menu varies from one Windows start to another. When you record your actions and want to start a program, use Shell function and its wizard. And for ease of use, when you start Recording mode, you are asked if you want to launch a program.

If you use KillApp function to kill all the instances of Internet Explorer, the next time you open IE, you will get the message "Your last browsing session closed unexpectedly". To avoid this message, in the Tools menu of Internet Explorer, select Internet options and click the Advanced Tab. Under Browsing session, uncheck Enable automatic crash recovery checkbox.

In order to access to the Windows/Web objects that WinTask x64 automatizes, the user account must have enough privileges for replaying the actions listed in the script. Here are some cases where you need to be careful :

A Windows Foreground Timeout has been introduced in Windows 7 and it can prevent proper window focusing during script execution : the window title blinks in the Task Bar instead of focusing. To deactivate this option, edit the Registry and set the entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ForegroundLockTimeout Dword to value 0.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1 Specific

For our Web functions, our third-party browser extension must be Enabled. After WinTask x64 installation, launch IE and select Tools/Internet options menu. Click Programs tab, then click Manage Add-Ons button ; in the displayed list, check that the add-on named WTBHo is enabled. If it is not, select it in the list and click Enable button.
If extensions are not allowed at all in your IE, you need to enable them : launch IE and select Tools/Internet options menu, then click Advanced Tab and check Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart) button. You need to close IE and start again.
Enhanced Protected Mode prevents add-ons to load, so check that in Internet options menu, Advanced Tab, the Enable Enhanced Protected mode check box is unchecked.

You need to use the desktop version of Windows 8, Modern UI (Metro) is not supported.

If you use KillApp function to kill all the instances of Internet Explorer, the next time you open IE, you will get the message "Your last browsing session closed unexpectedly". To avoid this message, in the Tools menu of Internet Explorer, select Internet options and click the Advanced Tab. Under Browsing session, uncheck Enable automatic crash recovery checkbox.

In order to access to the Windows/Web objects that WinTask x64 automatizes, the user account must have enough privileges for replaying the actions listed in the script. Here are some cases where you need to be careful :

Windows 2003 Specific

In some configurations, you are not allowed to access any Web site, and so of course, WinTask x64 functions such as StartBrowser won't work if you are not allowed to access the specified url. YOU MUST NOT HAVE Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration ENABLED under Windows 2003.
For deactivating Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration, you must have Admin rights. Then open Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows components. Select Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration, click the checkbox to clear the selection, and then click OK. Click Next and then click Finish. Restart Internet Explorer to apply the changes.

For our Web functions, our third-party browser extension must be Enabled. After WinTask x64 installation, launch IE and select Tools/Internet options menu. Click Programs tab, then click Manage Add-Ons button ; in the displayed list, check that the add-on named WTBHo is enabled. If it is not, select it in the list and click Enable button.
If extensions are not allowed at all in your IE, you need to enable them : launch IE and select Tools/Internet options menu, then click Advanced Tab and check Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart) button. You need to close IE and start again.
If StartBrowser function returns an error, check this Registry key which must be at Yes:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BrowseNewProcess

Never use Windows Start menu when you record your actions : the programs list in that menu varies from one Windows start to another. When you record your actions and want to start a program, use Shell function and its wizard. And for ease of use, when you start Recording mode, you are asked if you want to launch a program.

If you use KillApp function to kill all the instances of Internet Explorer, the next time you open IE, you will get the message "Your last browsing session closed unexpectedly". To avoid this message, in the Tools menu of Internet Explorer, select Internet options and click the Advanced Tab. Under Browsing session, uncheck Enable automatic crash recovery checkbox.

Windows 2008 Specific (only the x64 version of the automation software is supported under 2008)

On Windows Server 2008 R2, the WoW64 component must be installed.

In some configurations, you are not allowed to access any Web site, and so of course, WinTask x64 functions such as StartBrowser won't work if you are not allowed to access the specified url. YOU MUST NOT HAVE Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration ENABLED under Windows 2008.
For deactivating Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration, you must have Admin rights. Then open Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows components. Select Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration, click the checkbox to clear the selection, and then click OK. Click Next and then click Finish. Restart Internet Explorer to apply the changes.

For our Web functions, our third-party browser extension must be Enabled. After WinTask x64 installation, launch IE and select Tools/Internet options menu. Click Programs tab, then click Manage Add-Ons button ; in the displayed list, check that the add-on named WTBHo is enabled. If it is not, select it in the list and click Enable button.
If extensions are not allowed at all in your IE, you need to enable them : launch IE and select Tools/Internet options menu, then click Advanced Tab and check Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart) button. You need to close IE and start again.
If StartBrowser function returns an error, check this Registry key which must be at Yes:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BrowseNewProcess

Never use Windows Start menu when you record your actions : the programs list in that menu varies from one Windows start to another. When you record your actions and want to start a program, use Shell function and its wizard. And for ease of use, when you start Recording mode, you are asked if you want to launch a program.

If you use KillApp function to kill all the instances of Internet Explorer, the next time you open IE, you will get the message "Your last browsing session closed unexpectedly". To avoid this message, in the Tools menu of Internet Explorer, select Internet options and click the Advanced Tab. Under Browsing session, uncheck Enable automatic crash recovery checkbox.  

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