Wilcom's EmbroideryStudio software and operating system compatibility ('#' = exceptions)
It is recommended to have the latest service packs for each OS installed.
MAC OS X / Apple Computers: There is currently no ES Designer version that can run under the MAC OS but if you have an Intel-based MAC, you can run Boot camp , VM Ware Fusion or Parallels to run Microsoft Windows. Simply install ES/DS under your Windows partition.
Non-DOS embroidery disks: Since the embroidery industry was one of the first to make use of computers and before DOS was the accepted disk format, there are many 'non-DOS' formats still used within the embroidery industry. These non-DOS embroidery formats e.g. Barudan FDR, Melco, format the floppy disk differently and cannot be read as 'DOS-formatted' disks. Most PC’s can no longer read these formats.