Operating systems and recommended hardware

Supported operating systems (64 Bit only)

  • Windows 7 Professional SP1

  • Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

  • Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

  • Windows 8.1 Professional

  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise

  • Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition SP1

  • Microsoft Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition

Compatibility Tool

The Compatibility Tool is a function provided by the Industry Online Support with which you can select compatible software products or check the compatibility of existing configurations.

Hardware requirements

Siemens recommends SIMATIC Field PG programming devices as a powerful and rugged platform for STEP 7 Engineering Software, especially when your engineering station is also used for commissioning, servicing and maintenance of your automation system.
Yet of course you can use any PC that meet the requirements below




Core i5-6440EQ, 3.4GHz


16 GB


SSD with at least 50 GB of free space

Screen resolution

1920 x 1080 px