iMessage Windows Compatibility

Many people wonder about iMessage Windows compatibility. On this page, you will find all information about Windows compatibility of iMessage PC. To find out if your PC is iMessage Windows compatible, see the list below.

iMessage Windows compatibility

First of all. You won’t need a cutting edge high end PC with the newest specs. iMessage PC is light software that can run on almost every Windows PC including low-end desktops and laptops. That is why iMessage Windows compatibility is so high. Even Windows tablets with Windows 8 installed can run iMessage PC.

iMessage Windows Compatibility

What specs do I need

iMessage PC can run on almost every Windows desktop and laptop. If you are not sure though, see the table below and compare with your device to see if your device has iMessage Windows compatibility.

Version Windows Vista
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions supported)
Windows 8*
Processor At least 1 GHz
RAM At least 256 MB
Additional software DirectX v9.0 or above

*Windows 8 also runs on the newest Surface tablets which means that iMessage Windows is compatible with some Surface tablets. You need to have the full Windows 8 on your tablet though. Windows RT is not iMessage Windows compatible.

Windows XP is not mentioned in the table. This is because we recommend not to use Windows XP anymore due to security complications. Microsoft does not longer patch Windows XP. iMessage PC is Windows XP compatible though. If you wish to install iMessage on Windows XP you could do so. We recommend though to install iMessage on Windows Vista, install iMessage on Windows 7 or on Windows 8.

iMessage Windows Compatibility

iMessage PC will regularly be updated. Updates will be installed automatically if you have internet connection. Automatic updates can be turned off in the settings menu of iMessage PC.

That is the full list of iMessage Windows Compatibility. Download iMessage PC now if your laptop or desktop is compatible.