VCDS / VAG-COM runs on any modern computer running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 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 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 XP, Vista, 7, 8 or Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • At least 512mb ram on XP, and 1gb on Vista, 7, 8 or Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Screen size of at least 800x600
  • At least 1 USB Port

Although an internet connection is not required to use VCDS, 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