System Requirements - Cricut DesignStudio

The disc version of DesignStudio was developed for Windows XP and Windows Vista. You will not be able to install Design Studio from the disc on computers running Windows 7 or 8/8.1. To install DesignStudio on a computer running Windows 7 and above, visit this link and install first the Program Update, then Cartrdige Updates 1 and 2.

 

Cricut DesignStudio is not compatible with Mac computers, or Windows operating systems released after Windows 8.1.

 

Operating System:

  • Windows XP SP2
  • Windows Vista 32-bit 
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8, Windows 8.1

 

Processor Speed:

  • Windows XP SP2 - 800 MHz 
  • Windows Vista - Windows 8.1 - 1.5 GHz 

 

RAM:

  • Windows XP SP2 - 512 MB
  • Windows Vista - Windows 8.1 - 1 GB 

 

Free Hard Disk Space:

  • Windows XP SP2 - 100 MB
  • Windows Vista - Windows 8.1 - 380 MB 

 

USB Port:

  • Windows XP SP2 - 1.1
  • Windows Vista - Windows 8.1 - 2.0 

 

Display:

  • 1024 x 768 or higher

 

Other Software:

  • The Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 is required to run Cricut DesignStudio.
  • If the .NET Framework is not already installed, Cricut Design Studio initiates a prompt to install it for you.