System requirements for installing Sophos Home



This article lists the minimum system requirements needed to install Sophos Home.

Operating System Versions

Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows 10 (Note: ARM architecture is not supported)
Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra or higher

If you need help to know the operating system of your computer, see Check the operating system information.


Windows: Minimum 1 GB of RAM
Mac OS: Minimum 4 GB of RAM

Free Disk Space

Windows: Minimum 1 GB of free disk space
Mac OS: Minimum 4GB of free disk space

Note: Sophos Home Premium and Sophos Home Premium trial customers (both Mac and PC) will need an additional 3GB of free space available for ransomware protection (Cryptoguard) to function. Please see: Information and prevention of ransomware 

Web Browsers for the Sophos Home Dashboard

Microsoft Edge
Chromium Edge
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later
Apple Safari
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox

Note: Microsoft Windows Defender will be disabled automatically when you install Sophos Home.

Mobile/tablet support

Mobile/tablet support is provided via our Free Intercept X for Mobile app.
Please see Sophos Intercept X for Mobile - Guide for Sophos Home customers

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