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Windows 7: Windows 7 System Requirements

23 May 2009   #1
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows 7 System Requirements

These are the Official System Requirements for Windows 7.
  • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (32-bit)/2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit)/20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or higher driver
By today’s hardware standards, these requirements are pretty tame.

Placing this here for anyone who may be looking for it.


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23 May 2009   #2
westion

win 7
 
 

thanks for sharing
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23 May 2009   #3
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

cool...i have an old rig that i really want to upgrade to 7. maybe i will now.

props to you captain zero
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23 May 2009   #4
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

"If you don't study history, you're bound to repeat it"

Like forever, MS has always downplayed the system requirements for every OS since DOS 2.0 (when I first started using an MS OS).

The minimums are such that a PC will boot and run without crashing, from the weight of the OS itself. But at the minimum level for ram, for instance, don't expect any kind of performance.

I just overhauled a little HP laptop that came out with only 256megs of ram and XP-Home. It ran, (actually crawled) but that's about it.
I have added another one gig of ram and the performance has improved markedly.

I encourage anyone today, buying a laptop computer, to MAX out the ram right from the Git-Go. Ram is the cheapest when it's the current type. Buying ram for an old PC can really break the bank.

For Desktop PC's, I wouldn't dream of buying one with less than 2 gigs of dual channel ram and a SATA2 hard drive, even for XP.
And 3 gigs of ram for Vista or Win-7.

Don't be "Penny wise, but pound foolish".

The Doctor
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