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Supported Operating Systems

Exam4 currently supports:  (What OS Version do I have?)

  • Windows 10 (Home, Pro, Edu and Enterprise) (including "Spring 2019 Update (v1903)")
  • Windows 8.1 (Home, Pro and Enterprise)
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra
Exam4 ending support on August 4, 2019:

  • Windows 7 (Home, Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate)
  • Windows 8 (upgrade to Windows 8.1)
  • Apple OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • Apple OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Exam4 ending support on September 15, 2019:

  • macOS 10.12 Sierra (Apple ends support in September 2019 upgrade to at least 10.13.6 High Sierra or higher)

Please note that the following operating systems and hardware configurations are NOT supported:

  • Beta OS versions
  • Apple Macintosh OS X 10.9.5 and earlier
  • Apple iDevices (iPad, iPhone, etc.)
  • Windows Vista and earlier (incl. XP)
  • Windows (RT, IoT, Mobile, Team & S versions)
  • Windows 10 SL (non-English Editions)
  • Surface devices that do not have Windows 10 Home, Pro, Education or Enterprise version
  • Linux
  • Chromebooks
  • Virtual operating systems (VMs)
  • Anything else not specifically listed as supported above

Is Windows Fall 2018 Update / macOS 10.14 Mojave supported?

We have announced full support for macOS Mojave (version 10.14) and Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809).

**Important note re: Mojave support** - Your school will let you know when it is available for download. Please do not upgrade to Mojave without verifying your school has announced Mojave support.

Why can't I open my practice exam?

Exam files are encrypted and can only be opened by exam administrators at your school. The files can only be opened and read with special software which is only for Admin use.

How do I pay for my Bar Exam registration?

There is the option to pay with a credit or debit card after you click on the "Pay ($ Amt) via card" link. This is located on the same screen as the download link, which appears just after you fill in your registration form. Return to our website > click your state > scroll down to "Already registered?" and click the link below that says "skip to download" >... [Read More »]

My new download is not over-writing a previous version of the software.

When you download, you must take careful note of where you are saving the file. Go to that location, find the correct file, then double-click to install and run. It may help to create a special folder for downloads and keep it in a convenient location so you can be sure to find it.

Security Violation 501M (Mac)

Be sure that your Airport/WiFi is turned on and under Network Preferences, be sure your location is set to Automatic.

This violation can also happen if your internal built-in WiFi is not functional. An external WiFi adapter is not a supported substitute. Only a working internal WiFi adapter will clear this violation.


Error 12 - unable to connect to the network

Some schools require that you be on the school's network in order to submit electronically. You may need to be at school for Exam4's network connection to work. It is also possible your security software (such as Norton Internet Security) is blocking the transmission. Try disabling this for a brief time and attempt to submit the exam while it is turned off.

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