Minimum requirements of SuperMemo 2000

Minimum requirements

  • Pentium computer
  • 8 MB memory
  • 4 MB free disk space (more recommended for larger collections of learning material; for example, Advanced English requires 50 MB)
  • SVGA with resolution 800x600 (higher resolutions recommended)
  • Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0 with Internet support. Note that some older installations may require an update to Common Controls Library (comctl32.dll)(see FAQ section below)
  • Windows 2000: Some workarounds for incompatibilities with Windows 2000 are described here: SuperMemo 2000 in Windows 2000
  • Windows ME: SuperMemo 2000 is not compatible with Windows ME; please download SuperMemo 99 to see performance problems of Windows ME; the same problems show up in SuperMemo 2000

Additional requirements

See also:

Frequently Asked Questions

(Dr. Prateek Mishra, India, Nov 6, 2000)
I use E- mail function of SuperMemo through Help : Support : Technical support. My Outlook Express opens and then hangs up. How can I correct it?
SuperMemo uses MAPI interface to send e-mail. To make sure Outlook complies with MAPI you need to do the following:

  • Install Windows Messaging
  • Set Outlook Express as your default email client
  • Set Outlook Express as your default simple MAPI client (in Outlook Express Options check Make Outlook Express my default Simple MAPI client)

(Peter Cool, the Netherlands, Oct 31, 1998)
During an attempt to install SuperMemo, I have received the following two messages:

  1. Cannot write to supermemo.ini
  2. This control requires version 4.7 or greater of comctl32.dll

The problems is with your comctl32.dll library in Windows. Old Windows 95 installations may contain an earlier version of this library. Please use the URL listed below to download a free update (about 500K; ver. 4.72). This will not only let you run SuperMemo but will also improve stability of other W95 and NT applications

If you have Internet Explorer installed, HTML components will work (#5950)
(Mariusz, Sunday, July 29, 2001 8:34 AM)
You say that to use HTML component I need mshtml.dll and shdocvw.dll installed, but where can I find these files?
These files come with Internet Explorer. If you have IE installed, you already have these files

Up-to-date Mshtml.dll and Shdocvm.dll files are needed to use the HTML component (#5026)
(MZ, Poland, Wednesday, August 08, 2001 5:21 PM)
SuperMemo 2000 asks for Mshtml.dll and Shdocvm.dll libraries but I got them both in c:\windows\system folder. Is it a bug?
You need to make sure that two other conditions are met: 

  1. Your Windows is indeed running from c:\windows folder 
  2. The files are up-to-date (not older than September 1997) 

Otherwise, SuperMemo will display the following message: "You need Mshtml.dll and Shdocvw.dll installed to use the HTML component". Note that depending on the system, these DLLs can also be located in System32 folder