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What are the operating systems on which RFEM and RSTAB run?
|Operating system||RFEM 2 / RSTAB 5||RFEM 3 / RSTAB 6||RFEM 4 / RSTAB 7||RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8|
|Windows XP (32‑bit)||yes||yes||yes||yes||until RFEM 5.03 / RSTAB 8.03|
|Windows XP (64-bit)||no||not recommended||not recommended||not recommended|
|Windows Server 2003||no||not recommended||not recommended||not recommended|
|Windows Vista (32-bit)||no||with restrictions ||yes||yes|
|Windows Vista (64-bit)||no||with restrictions ||yes||yes|
|Windows Server 2008||no||not recommended||not recommended||not recommended|
|Windows 7 (32-bit)||no||with restrictions ||yes||yes|
|Windows 7 (64-bit)||no||with restrictions ||yes||yes|
|Windows Server 2008 R2||no||not recommended||not recommended||not recommended|
|Windows 8 (32-bit)||no||no||not recommended||yes|
|Windows 8 (64-bit)||no||no||not recommended||yes|
 The new data structure of Windows Vista and Windows 7 is not supported. Therefore, Windows creates virtual folders. This may result in problems, especially when the program is used by several users.
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