Which operating systems & browsers do you recommend?

Don’t know which operating system or browser you have installed on your computer?

Use the ‘Update my PC’  tool to find out. This tool will also help you check whether your computer meets the minimum requirements to successfully use learndirect courses.


Our courses are tested on the most commonly used operating systems and browsers, and we recommend that learndirect courses are run on these.

Currently, we support use on the following operating systems:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7 and 8

We also support use on the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11
  • Firefox 10 or above

Platforms such as Apple Macs and Linux systems and tablet/mobile devices are not currently supported by learndirect.

However, we regularly check our supported list, particularly as newer operating systems and browsers are released, and may add these to it… but this will not happen immediately as we need to thoroughly check that our courses and systems will work properly with them.


Using unsupported browsers and operating systems

It may be possible to run your course using operating systems and browsers we don’t support such as Linux, Apple Macs, Google Chrome, Opera or Safari, however learndirect cannot guarantee that courses will work.

If you do experience any problems with using unsupported operating systems or browsers then you should try using one of the supported items as listed above.