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System Requirements

The Bavarian Technic diagnostic tool for BMW is a hardware / software based tool. The kit includes the cable(s) necessary to connect your computer to your car. The software is downloaded over the internet directly from this web site.

The computer that runs Bavarian Technic must meet or exceed the following specifications:
  • Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP (32- or 64-bit versions). If using Windows 10 or 11 in "S-mode", it must be switched off. MacOS not supported.
  • 1.8 GHz Pentium-class, dual-core processor or faster (ARM processor not supported)
  • 1 GB Memory (RAM)
  • 1 GB available disk space
  • Available USB-A port
  • Internet connection (for installation and updates)
  • Screen resolution of 800x600 or greater
  • Enable Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11 (how?). Free download for XP and Vista. .NET Framework 4 by itself does not satisfy requirements.
  • Adobe® Acrobat Reader (for viewing and printing documentation)