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Is your computer ready for Windows 8? Minimum system requirements for Windows 8

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Windows 8 is arrived, but if your PC is ready for the new redesigned operating system? Below are the minimum requirements, while Microsoft says that if you have Windows 7 on your PC transition to Windows 8 will be no problem.

Here are the minimum configuration for Windows 8 according to Microsoft:

CPU: 1 GHZ (PAE, NX, SSE2 support)
RAM: 1GB for 32-bit version and 2GB for 64-bit version
Graphics Card: Support for DirectX 9.0
Hard disk space: 16GB for 32-bit version 20GB for 64-bit version

Most experts agree that the minimum requirements are quite unexplained, mostly when it comes to CPU. Moreover, the majority of users will see only 1 GHz, which is a working frequency of some Pentium III processors. However Windows 8 will probably be required dual-core processor and the Intel Core2Duo likely X2 or the Athlon.

windows 8 system require

If Windows 8 is not significantly optimized  to his forerunner,  1 or 2 GB RAM is not enough. Same with Windows 7, and for this OS were little. Most likely you will need 2GB and 4GB, 3GB even though the 32-bit or 6 GB for 64-bit version will not be too much.

If you play newer games or play only Facebook, Flash or similar games, graphics card will not make much difference. For a more convenient solution is likely to consider the Nvidia 8xxx or HD 6xxx series of AMD.

As the hardisk, has long been recommended practice to install the OS on SSD, so it remains a recommendation for Windows 8.

If you are not sure that your desktop or laptop will support the new operating system, Microsoft has a tool Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant that comes with the installation of Windows 8 and that will check your PC, and will check other software compatible with Windows 8. An additional check can do here at the Compatibility Center , where you can check out different software and hardware.

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