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This articles lists the minimum system requirements needed to run MicrosoftTV Photo Viewer, version 1.0.
To use Microsoft TV Photo Viewer, you need:
NTSC TV with composite (RCA-style) video input; TVs without composite video input that have a coaxial input require a powered RF modulator (not included).
Standard 1.44 megabyte (MB) high-density 3.5-inch disk (one blank disk included; additional disks sold separately).
2 AA alkaline batteries (included).
Digital camera, scanner, or other source of digital photos.
To use Microsoft TV Photo Viewer software (included), you need:
Multimedia PC with a 166 MHz or higher Pentium-class processor or compatible
3.5-inch floppy disk drive
Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system.
32 MB of RAM for Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows Me; 64 MB for Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
100 MB of available hard disk space (250 MB total required if you also install included Microsoft Picture It! Express photo-editing software).
4X speed CD-ROM drive or faster.
Super VGA, 16-bit color monitor or higher (24-bit recommended).
Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 or later browser software to view Help.
Requirements for Internet functions (post photos to Web sites, e-mail photos and albums), you also need:
28.8 Kbps or faster modem
MAPI-compatible e-mail and access to the Internet via MSN® Internet Access or another Internet service provider (connect time and local and long distance telephone charges may apply)
Sample photos from Corbis
"Video pass-through" composite (RCA-style) port to enable another video device (such as a VCR or game console) to also be connected to the same TV video input jack
For some digital cameras (for example, some Sony Mavica or Panasonic cameras), you can insert disks directly from your camera into the TV Photo Viewer, without first using the TV Photo Viewer software. Photos must be taken in 640 x 480 JPEG format.
JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, and TIF formatted pictures from digital cameras, scanners, and other sources of digital photos that are modified with TV Photo Viewer software (included).
The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.