System Requirements & Demo Version Limitations

System Requirements

  • PC platforms (64-bit only): Windows 11/10, or Microsoft Windows Server 2022/2019/2016
  • macOS Sonoma (14), Ventura (13), Monterey (12), Big Sur (11), Catalina (10.15), or Mojave (10.14)

Hardware Requirements

  • 1 GHz processor (2.4 GHz recommended)
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 1 GB of free hard disk space (more if you use custom dictionaries). For hardware acceleration on some strong file types, it is recommended to have 2 x (RAM + GPUs RAM) of free disk space for paging file.

Mac version limitations

Mac version of Passware Kit has some limitations as compared with the Windows version.

File types that are NOT supported:

  • MS Money
  • Files with Microsoft Enhanced Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP) encryption

Features that are NOT supported:

GPU acceleration

GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) cards allow users to accelerate password recovery by up to 400 times compared to CPU-only systems. Passware Kit supports almost all types of NVIDIA (RTX, GTX, Tesla) and AMD GPUs. Mac version supports OpenCL acceleration on AMD GPU and NVIDIA/AMD eGPU.

Demo Version Limitations

  • Recovers either the first 3 letters of passwords or passwords containing no more than 3 characters
  • Allows each of the attacks to run for up to 1 minute
  • For Windows users, resets a 'Demo12345' password only
  • For FDE decryption, has limitations on the volume size:
    • 64 MB for VeraCrypt, TrueCrypt, and PGP WDE,
    • 384 MB for FileVault,
    • 512 MB for APFS.