Windows 7 System Requirements Finalized Your computer should run this.
System requirements for Windows 7 aren’t any abundant mystery, but now we’re accepting a abundant bigger abstraction of what it’ll say on the retail box. Microsoft acquaint almost bashful arrangement requirements (at atomic for any computer acceptance to a Tom’s Accouterments reader) back it appear the Windows 7 accessible beta in January and alone hardly adapted them for the absolution of yesterday’s Absolution Candidate.
The arrangement requirements for the beta at the time alleged for:
- 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
- 1 GB of arrangement memory
- 16 GB of accessible deejay space
Support for DirectX 9 cartoon with 128 MB anamnesis (to accredit the Aero theme)
The arrangement requirements appear bygone for the official Absolution Candidate are the following:
- 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 accessible deejay amplitude (32-bit)/20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 cartoon accessory with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or college driver
The alone absolute changes to the arrangement requirements back January are hardly bumped up ones for the 64-bit version, admitting we doubtable anyone who affairs to run the x64 body will accept a apparatus that’s way above the minimum (having at atomic 4 GB of RAM would be a acceptable starting point).
While the arrangement requirements acquaint bygone administer to the Absolution Candidate, Microsoft told ZDNet that they were ‘final’, admitting it’s alien if there will be altered requirements amid altered SKUs such as Starter Edition or Ultimate Edition. “The arrangement requirements are final and not SKU-specific,” said a Microsoft spokesperson.
Those who plan to run XP Mode will charge at atomic 2 GB RAM, 15 GB of added adamantine drive amplitude and a processor that supports accouterments virtualization.
According to aboriginal tests, Windows 7 performs bigger than Windows Vista on the aforementioned hardware.
"It's been a continued time back we've had a adaptation of Windows that will absolutely run bigger [than the antecedent version] on the accouterments that best barter have," Mike Nash, accumulated carnality admiral of Microsoft's Windows artefact administration group, said during a appointment alarm with reporters, quoted by ComputerWorld.
Windows 7 does backpack with it hardly heftier arrangement requirements than Vista does, admitting it actuality a bigger performer. From one bearing to the abutting – and three years after – Windows 7’s arrangement demands does assume absolutely modest.
For reference, Windows Vista’s arrangement requirements are:
- 1 GHz processor (32- or 64-bit)
- 512 MB of RAM (for Home Basic); 1 GB of RAM for all added versions
- 15 GB of accessible deejay space
- Support for DirectX 9 cartoon and 32 MB of cartoon anamnesis (for Home Basic); 128
- MB of cartoon anamnesis additional WDDM abutment for all added versions