VCDS runs on any modern computer running Microsoft Windows 7, 8  or 10 (all can be either 32 or 64 bit). VCDS can be installed along side other software without causing any problems, so can be used on PCs or laptops running other diagnostic tools. It is also compatible with touch screen tablets, laptops and desktop PCs

To use VCDS you'll need:

  • A Laptop, Netbook or Tablet PC (a desktop is OK, but I recommend a laptop as some procedures require the car to be driven)
  • Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • At least 2gb ram, and 200mb hard disc space (VCDS takes up very little room and the log files it creates are small text files typically the size of a single email)
  • Screen size of at least 800x600 (preferably 1024 x 768 or more)
  • At least 1 USB Port

These are quite basic requirements and any laptop made in the last few years will easily be capable of running VCDS

Although an internet connection is not required to use VCDS, it is required one time for registration, and I strongly recommend you have access to the internet to view the special procedures and help we and Ross-Tech provide free with this tool. Note it doesn't have to be the same PC/Laptop. it could be a desktop machine in your office or workshop