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Windows 7 System Requirements

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Windows 7 System Requirements

Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 7 RC on May 5th 2009 for the general public and we have confirmed reports that the final version might be coming in October, earlier than expected. Meanwhile Microsoft has released the minimum system requirements to run a Windows 7 PC. Windows 7 requires less system specification especially the memory when compared to Windows Vista. So here are the system requirements for Windows 7. The specification for Windows 7 are lesser compared to the specs released when Vista was made available.

Windows 7

  • 1GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB of disk space (or 20GB for 64-bit users)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

If you want to run the Window XP mode in Windows 7, Microsoft recommends a PC with a minimum of 2GB of memory and 15 GB of additional disk space. In addition, Windows Virtual PC requires a PC with Intel-VT or AMD-V enabled in the CPU, as it takes advantage of the latest advancements in hardware virtualization.

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  1. Tahir Akram

    May 2, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I am amazed to see the requirements to run Windows7. Its the most basic that can capture good number of people. Windows 7 seems a solid remedy for Vista failure.

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  4. Matthew

    May 6, 2009 at 6:03 am

    Wonderful, now an operating system my computer can actually RUN.
    Unfortunately, I’m not willing to give up my songs for an extra 6-7GB of space.

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