1.3 Operating Environment


Windows PC/AT compatible machine

Operating system

  • Windows 10

32-bit/64-bit versions of Home, Pro, and Enterprise

  • Windows 8/Windows 8.1

All editions for 32-bit/64-bit versions

  • Windows 7

All editions for 32-bit/64-bit version (Service Pack 1 or later for 64-bit version)

  • Windows Vista

All editions for 32-bit version (Service Pack 2 or later)

  • Windows XP

All editions for 32-bit version (Service Pack 2 or later)

Other non-operating-system programs

  • .NET Framework Ver.2.0*2

  • Internet Explorer Version 6.0 or later


  • Windows 10, Windows 8/Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista

1 GB or more (2 GB or more is recommended)

  • Windows XP

512 MB or more (1 GB or more is recommended)


Pentium IV 1.3 GHz or faster

Hard disk space*1

1 GB or more*3


XGA (1024 x 768) or more is recommended (display with 256 colors or more required)


  • Display language of the software menu

English, Japanese

  • Available languages (that can be displayed by the display unit)*4

Japanese, ASCII supported languages, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Russian (Cyrillic), and Thai

Required equipment

  • Mouse (compatible with the above operating systems)


  • DVD drive

Use during installation.

  • USB port and USB cable*5, USB storage

Required for transferring using USB cables or USB storage (Memory Loader) or for writing/reading data on the USB storage.

  • LAN port and LAN cable

Required when transferring data via Ethernet. Hub may be required depending on your computer and network card.

  • CF Card drive and Pro-face's CF Card (sold separately)*6

A CF Card reader or a PCMCIA conversion card is required for transferring using a CF Card (Memory Loader), or reading and writing to a CF Card.

  • SD Card drive, and a SD Card compliant to SD or SDHC standards

Required for transferring using an SD Card (Memory Loader) or for reading and writing data on SD Cards.

  • Printer (compatible with the above operating systems)

Required for printing.

Other required environment

  • Environment for connecting to the Internet

Required for user registration and online updates.

*1 Free space required for installation.

*2 .NET Framework Ver.2.0 or later is automatically installed on PCs without it. For disk space requirements, visit the Microsoft website.
To install the .NET Framework on Windows 8 or later, a network connection or installation media for the operating system is required. For more details, please refer to the following.
T.2.2.7 Does .NET Framework required appear?

*3 Includes capacity required by the tools, such as Transfer Tool, Version Reverter, and Project Converter, that are also included when you install [GP-Pro EX].
Capacity required by other tools is not included.

*4 To use any language other than Japanese or English, you need to add the corresponding fonts and language FEP.
18.2 Drawing in Other Languages

*5 USB cables you can use for transfer operations differ depending on the display unit model.
34.2 Transferring Project Files via USB Transfer Cable

*6 If you use a commercially available CF Card, it may not have been fully tested.