System requirements

Hardware requirements

WAsP 12 (and 11, 10, 9 and 8) will run on just about any modern PC.

For WAsP 10, 9 and 8, the older parallel-port WAsP dongles will probably not work on 64-bit machines; you must use a USB dongle instead.

Software requirements

Windows 10 or later is recommended.
WAsP can also run on older versions of Windows, but there might be combability issues for some users.


The installation is delivered as a Windows Installer package (*.MSI file). E.g. for the WAsP 11 main program the installer package is called Wasp11Setup.msi. Windows Installer version 3.0 (or later) is required to run this installer package. See the Installation guide for details.

For WAsP 10, 9 and 8, the installation includes an updated (and we hope very reliable) dongle driver setup. This takes a while to run, and during that time the installation will pause while displaying the message 'Installing drivers (This may take some time)'. It may seem that the installation has hanged, but don't worry: it will resume after some minutes.

How to run WAsP 11 for MAC users

While WAsP is not supported in MAC, it has been tested using VirtualBox that you can create a virtual windows machine with it and run then WAsP 11 and WEng 3 successfully on a virtual machine.

The configuration and technical specifications used in our test:

-Mac mini with Mac OS 10.7.5 (2.3GHz Intel dual-core i5, 4GB memory)

-VirtualBox 4.2.12 running VM Windows 8 Pro 64bit (.NET Framework 3.5 feature needs to be enabled on Windows 8 as described here.

Operating system version: 32 or 64 Bit?

This has an impact on which WAsP Licencing System version you should download and install.

If you are in doubt whether your operating system is a version 32 or 64 bit, please following the instructions below to find out:

  • Right-click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop, or in Windows Explorer. A pop-up menu will appear.
  • In this menu, select "Properties". A "System Properties" window will appear.
  • Inspect the "General" page of this window. If the "System" description contains an indication of "64-bit" , the operating system is a 64-bit version – otherwise a 32-bit version.

If you install WAsP on Windows Server 2008, then you need to use the 64-bit licence manager version.