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Supported Operating Systems

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

  • Windows 10 (including "Spring Creators Update (v1803)")
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Apple OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"
  • Apple OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"
  • Apple OS X 10.9.5 "Mavericks"

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

  • Beta OS versions
  • Apple Macintosh OS X 10.9.4 and earlier
  • Apple iDevices (iPad, iPhone, etc.)
  • Windows Vista and earlier (incl. XP)
  • Windows (RT, IoT, Mobile, Team & S versions)
  • Linux
  • Chromebooks
  • Virtual operating systems (VMs)
  • Anything else not specifically listed as supported above

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 PayPal 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" > enter the... [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 825IS

Generally this is as a result of your account not having full administrative rights to the laptop. Often this is as a result of the laptop provided by an employer. Try using a personal laptop with full rights or get your account on your work machine upgraded to administrator. If you are certain you have full administrative rights, try to uninstall Exam4, then... [Read More »]

Is macOS High Sierra supported?

Yes, macOS 10.13 High Sierra is compatible with Exam4. If your student download page is currently open for fall exams, the High Sierra link has already been added as an option.

Security Violation 501M

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

If it is set to "NoInternetDuringExam4" OR if it is set to some other setting, you will need to change it to Automatic.


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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