PCS | System Requirements for Today’s Windows Operating Systems…

Windows 10

Today’s operating systems (i.e. Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10) do not require as many resources as you may think. In fact, the system requirements for Windows 7, 8, and 10 have not changed much at all. While Palmetto Computer Solutions recommends exceeding the minimum system requirements, these new operating systems will run on the requirements below.

If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here’s what it takes:

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

If you want to run Windows 8.1 on your PC, here’s what it takes:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.

If you want to run Windows 10 on your PC, here’s what it takes:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster.
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Free hard disk space: 16 GB.
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.
  • A Microsoft account and Internet access.

If you would like to upgrade or buy a new computer that will run one of these operating systems, please give Palmetto Computer Solutions a call at  803-936-2021.


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