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Frequently Asked Questions
No. The program is licensed to a single user for use on a single computer. Install the program only on the computer that will be used to run the program.
No. The program will only run on a stand-alone computer (e.g., desktop, laptop, notebook, etc.)
The Benefits Calculator will notify you when a program update is available via popup. Please note that A) your antivirus could block that popup notification and B) you must choose to run the update. It will not be done automatically so you can choose a time that works best for you.
Regarding Surface tablets, it will most likely not be compatible but it does work on a few older versions.
Regarding Google Chromebooks, it is NOT compatible with any Chromebooks.
Yes – The CSRS-FERS Benefits Calculator and Retirement Analyzer runs on Windows 8 Tablets.
However it will not work on most Windows 8 RT Tablets. Tablets in this category currently include (but are not limited to):
* Microsoft Surface PRO (for more detail, please visit: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2858199)
* Acer W700
* Acer Iconia W510
* HP ENVY x2
* Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
* Dell XPS 12
* Samsung ATIV Smart PC
Note: Windows 8 Tablets run legacy Windows software (XP, Vista, and Windows 7). Most other tablets (Windows 8 RT) do not run Windows software
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