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Windows 7: Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Minimum Requirements

02 May 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Minimum Requirements

1st May - With the release candidate of Windows 7 now just days away, Microsoft have finalized the minimum specifications for the new OS.

Quote:
CPU: 1GHz processor (32 or 64-bit)
Memory: 1Gb of RAM (32-bit); 2Gb of RAM (64-bit)
Disk Space: 16Gb of available disk space (32-bit); 20Gb of available disk space (64-bit)
Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
If you plan to use XP Mode then the minimum amount of RAM is 2Gb and 15Gb additional hard disk space.

Its interesting to note that the specificitions are the same as Vista's and we have the additional benefit of more powerful hardware than when Vista was released.

These minimum specifications should be applicable across all SKUs.


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02 May 2009   #2
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Thanks for that, it's interesting to know just what they think it should run on.
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02 May 2009   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
1st May - With the release candidate of Windows 7 now just days away, Microsoft have finalized the minimum specifications for the new OS.



If you plan to use XP Mode then the minimum amount of RAM is 2Gb and 15Gb additional hard disk space.
Hi there "Swarf". No disrespect BTW.

You've added another variable here -- this alters the equation a bit.

Just left the pub where Man U were winning 2-0 -- Premiership title is all but assured now whilst the por 'Boro look ike going down. I've still a soft spot however when I'm in the UK for Hull City -- think they might just make it now. Have some great friends from Hull -- probably the most under rated City in the UK with horrendous publicity -- but for those "in the know" not a bad place at all with some of the most friendliest people I've met ANYWHERE -- although the accent is a bit intimidating -- somewhere between "Scouse" and "Geordie".



For a "Bog standard install" there's NO reason why you shouldn't use 64 bit on a 1GB machine.

If you move the goalposts during the discussion you will never get a decent or even a correct answer.

"Added" -- obviously was a bit "pissed" after the pub visit -- I meant this to be a reply to those who said you should install the 64 Bit version only if you have > 2GB RAM.

Cheers
jimbo
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02 May 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Argue that with Microsoft, its their official requirements, not mine.
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02 May 2009   #5
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
I really hope that that puts an end to ATIs continued claim that my x1950pro is 'out of date' and 'not supported' by windows 7. According to them, nothing less that the latest dx10 graphics cards deserve to have driver written for them specifically for W7.
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02 May 2009   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Threaten to move to nvidia
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02 May 2009   #7
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
move to nvidia
Fixed

Nice to see the requirements are the same as Vista.
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02 May 2009   #8
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Yeah good thing.

So this should be the minimum computer most people are running now a days anyways.

If anyone is slower than that they really need to upgrade. Even netbooks are a little faster than the 1ghz required CPU!

Things are looking great on the system spec of things!
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03 May 2009   #9
Hammerhead786

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 12eason View Post
I really hope that that puts an end to ATIs continued claim that my x1950pro is 'out of date' and 'not supported' by windows 7. According to them, nothing less that the latest dx10 graphics cards deserve to have driver written for them specifically for W7.

Me too. So damn frustrating when you have hardware that's just over 2 years old (for me), good enough to do the job you want it to do and you can't use it to it's full potential!
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04 May 2009   #10
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I just installed a fresh copy of 64 bit Win7. I put the latest Nvidia driver and latest sound driver, Windows Live mail, writer, and anti-virus and it has used 17.2 GB. The minimum requirement is 20 GB? That kind of shocked me.
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