ArcGIS 10.8 and later requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x86). If Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable is not already installed, running setup.exe will install it before setup.msi is launched. Setup.msi will not install if Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x86) is not already installed.
- See Knowledge Base Technical Article FAQ: Is Windows 10 certified with Esri's ArcGIS products? for Windows 10 known issues.
Windows 8.1 has limited support when running on new processors and chipsets from manufacturers like Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm. For more information, see the Microsoft Lifecycle FAQ.
- ArcGIS software is developed and certified to support file system path names with a maximum path length of 260 characters, as defined by MAX_PATH. With the Microsoft release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607, it is possible to extend the 260 character limit for New Technology File System (NTFS) paths. While this is an opt-in behavior of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, doing so can result in unexpected behavior in ArcGIS and is not supported or recommended.
The Desktop Experience option is required on all versions of Windows Server.