Windows 8 System Requirements

We already know that Windows 8 is available for download for both 32 & 64 bit with direct ISO images officially. Now lets see what is the system requirements needed for installation of Windows 8.

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Well talking with comparison to earlier Windows Operating System Windows 7 & Vista, this version in the series will need the same hardware for its proper working. Windows 8 System requirements:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • 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

Additional requirements to use certain features:

  • To use touch, you need a tablet or monitor that supports multitouch
  • To access Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768
  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768
  • Internet access (ISP fees might apply)

So Windows 7 & Windows Vista users can easily use Windows 8 on the same system to run this version of OS.
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