Operating systems and recommended hardware

Supported operating systems (64 Bit only)

Supported Operating Systems for STEP 7 Professional V15.1

Windows 7 (64-bit)

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows Server (64-bit)

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

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.