Thursday, 09 July 2009

Windows 7 Minimum Requirements Revealed

As we head closer to the official launch of Windows 7, you might want to make sure your PC meets the minimum requirements, as recommended by Microsoft, before splashing out on a copy. Those minimum requirements are as follows:

  • 1GHz processor (32 or 64-bit)
  • 1GB of RAM (32-bit); 2GB of RAM (64-bit)
  • 16GB of available disk space (32-bit); 20GB of available disk space (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

Windows 7 does carry with it slightly beefier system requirements than Vista does, despite it being a better performer. From one incarnation of Windows to the next, Windows 7’s system demands do seem somewhat modest.

For reference, Windows Vista’s system requirements are:

  • 1 GHz processor (32- or 64-bit)
  • 512 MB of RAM (for Home Basic); 1 GB of RAM for all other versions
  • 15 GB of available disk space
  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics and 32 MB of graphics memory (for Home Basic); 128 MB of graphics memory plus WDDM support for all other versions

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