What are the system requirements for Windows 7?

The Windows 7 system requirements are very similar to those of Windows Vista, and users running Vista shouldn't have much problems upgrading to Windows 7.

Here are the UH recommended base system requirements for Windows 7:
• 1.8 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) CPU
• 2GB RAM for 32-bit OS, 3GB RAM for 64-bit OS
• 32GB hard disk free space for 32-bit OS, 60 GB for 64-bit OS
• DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

Users may want to add one of more of the following:
• Internet access
• Depending on screen resolution, video playback may need more RAM and more powerful graphics processing unit (GPU)
• DVD/CD burning requires a compatible optical drive
• Music and sound will require audio output
• Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware
• Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM, an additional 15 GB of available hard disk space, and a processor capable of hardware virtualization with Intel VT or AMD-V turned on (Not needed for just compatibility mode)
• BitLocker (Windows 7 Ultimate) requires Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2
• BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive

For general questions about Windows 7, please consult the Windows 7 Solutions Center, located at http://support.microsoft.com/ph/14019

Created: Oct 21, 2009 - 3:55pm Updated: May 10, 2016 - 4:39am Author: Web Technologies Article: 2206
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