System Requirements For Wilcom Software

Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows 7 after January 12, 2020. Please plan accordingly and update your operating system as soon as possible. Wilcom recommends Windows 10 x64 to EmbroideryStudio e4 users. Users of older Wilcom software should contact us about update options.

EmbroideryStudio e4 Products:

Here are the minimum and recommended PC specifications for EmbroideryStudio e4 Designing, Decorating and other products in the e4 suite.

*SPECIAL NOTE: nVidia nForce motherboards are not fully compatible with our security dongle.

Item Minimum Recommended
CPU Intel® Core® i3 or AMD Ryzen™ 64 Latest Intel® Core i7
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7 (64-bit with latest updates and service pack) Microsoft® Windows® 10 (64-bit with latest update and service pack)
Browser Microsoft® Edge or IE 11.0 Microsoft® Edge or later
Memory 8 GB 16 GB
Free Disk Space 40 GB 256 GB or more (Solid State Drive)
Graphics Card and Monitor Support for 32-bit and 1600 x 900 resolution Support for Highest Color 32-bit and 1920 x 1080 resolution or higher
Scanner, Printer, Plotter Windows-compatible (any connection method e.g. parallel, USB).
USB Ports 2 Free for installation (3 free for upgrades)
Mouse USB mouse USB mouse
Backup External hard drive, cloud storage or other
Sound Card Required for multimedia training.
 Internet Connection  Required for software updates and dongle registration

 

Wilcom Elements 3 Products:

Here are the minimum and recommended PC specifications for DecoStudio e3, EmbroideryStudio e3, Design Workflow e3.

*SPECIAL NOTE: nVidia nForce motherboards are not fully compatible with our security dongle.

Item Minimum Recommended
CPU Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™ 2 GHz + Latest Intel or AMD 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) multi core processor
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 8 (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), Windows Vista® (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), or Windows® XP (32-bit) *, all with latest service packs installed. Microsoft® Windows® 8 (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit Editions) all with latest service packs installed.
Browser I.E. 7.0 or Later I.E. 10.0 or Later
Memory 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) 2 GB (More if running multiple applications)
Hard Disk Size 40 GB 80 GB or More
Free Disk Space 20 GB 40 GB
Graphics Card Support for Highest Color (32-bit) and resolution (1024 X 768) Support for DirectX 9 graphics with:

WDDM Driver
512MB of graphics memory (non-integrated)
Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware bits per pixel
Dual Monitor Capable

Monitor 17″ at 1024 X 768 Dual Monitors capable of displaying 1280 X 1024 or higher
Scanner, Printer, Plotter Windows-compatible (any connection method e.g. parallel, USB).
USB Ports Dedicated USB port for a USB Dongle.
Mouse USB mouse USB mouse
Data drives DVD-ROM Drive for software installation Backup Device – e.g. DVD Burner, Tape Backup, removable hard drive.
Sound Card Required for multimedia training.

*Although Windows XP (32bit) is supported, Wilcom highly recommend you consider updating to latest Windows operating system.

 

Wilcom Elements 2 Products:

Here are the minimum and recommended PC specifications for DecoStudio e3, EmbroideryStudio e3, Design Workflow e3.

*SPECIAL NOTE: nVidia nForce motherboards are not fully compatible with our security dongle.

Item Minimum Recommended
CPU Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™ 2 GHz + Latest Intel or AMD 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) multi core processor
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP, with latest service packs installed (32-bit or 64-bit editions) Microsoft® Windows® 7 with latest service packs installed (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
Browser I.E. 7.0 or Later I.E. 8.0 or Later
Memory 1 GB 2 GB (More if running multiple applications)
Hard Disk Size 40 GB 80 GB or More
Free Disk Space At least 10GB after installation At least 20GB after installation
Graphics Card Support for Highest Color (32-bit) and resolution (1024 X 768) Support for DirectX 9 graphics with:
WDDM Driver
512MB of graphics memory (non-integrated)
Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
32 bits per pixel
Dual Monitor Capable
Monitor 17″ at 1024 X 768 Dual Monitors capable of displaying 1280 X 1024 or higher
Scanner, Printer, Plotter Windows-compatible (any connection method e.g. parallel, USB).
USB Ports Dedicated USB port for a USB Dongle.
Mouse PS/2 or USB mouse
Data drives DVD-ROM Drive for software installation
Dual Layer DVD-ROM for Extras DVD
Backup Device – e.g. DVD-RW, Tape Backup, removable hard drive.
Sound Card Required for multimedia training.