What type of computer is required to run Orion?

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What type of computer is required to run Orion?

Orion runs on most machines running Microsoft Windows 10 and 11 operating systems.


Orion no longer supports Windows 8.1 or earlier versions of the Microsoft Windows Operating System. This is because Microsoft ended support for these operating systems. Please see this Microsoft article on their Operating System Lifecycle.


Minimum Requirement


Processor Speed

2.0GHz i3

3.1GHz i7

CPU Type

64 bit (x64)

64 bit (x64)

Number of (logical) Cores




6GB (2GB free)

8GB (4GB free)

Available Storage (Local Hard Drive)**

150 GB

350 GB

Hard Drive Type

Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

Solid State Drive (SSD)

Screen Resolution


1920x1080 or higher


Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Pro

Note: the above table represents computer components (hardware/software) released within the last 3 years.

**Network drives are not supported. Please make sure your installation and match data can be stored and accessed on the C Drive (c:\)


Internet Access is required to download and install the software. Integrating matches with Orion's mobile app also requires Internet Access. High Speed connection for day-to-day use of Orion is recommended but not required.


Do I need to buy a new computer to use Orion Scoring System?

In most cases, the answer is no; however, although your existing computer may meet our minimum requirements listed above, there is a chance that your computer hardware may still be insufficient. This may cause undesirable performance issues when using the Orion Scoring System. Please refer to your computer manufacture's specifications regarding your machine's configuration.

If you do need to purchase a new computer to use the Orion Scoring System, we have found that many of our customers are able to simply walk in to a local big-box-store and purchase a laptop within the $400-$500 range. Generally, these machines should be capable of running up-to-date versions of Orion for about 3 years when the computer is used solely for Orion Scoring System.