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What are the minimum hardware requirement for Windows 7?

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# Comment Id: 54878

Looks like I can help you a lot to solve this matter.

The minimum hardware requirement for windows 7 is something easy to grab. If you recently buy a new pc, it has to be need a 1 gigahertz (GHz) or more faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, a 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit), must be available 16 GB hard disk space, and DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver.

If you already have this hardware, you can run windows 7 in your personal computer.

For more info you can visit -  In microsoft official website, you can find all about this hardware requirement.

# Comment Id: 54907

EDITED CONTEXT ON  WINDOWS 7 UPGRADE

Microsoft windows 7 operating system to operate on any system be it desktop, laptop or any laptops, compatibility is essential to the hardware’s to which installation should be executed. For instance, 1.
 
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster for 32-bit(x86) processor
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster for 64-bit(x64) processor
 
The processor is hardware within a computer system in our case being the personal computer (PC) which carries out the instructions by performing basic arithmetic logical and input and output operations of the system.
 
The different between 32bit processor and 64 bit processor, is speed. Fast understand the term bit is defined as valuable or computed quantity that can have possible values of 1 and 0 normally referred as binary digits. Apparently its basic knowledge to understand that during upgrade on windows 7
 
Basic architecture of 32 bit to 64 bit must have compatibility mode, 64bit work with large amount of data sets, unlike 32bit compatibility mode will be quite fast for basic tasks. But it's false to state 64bit architectures is no better than 32bit unless the computer has more than 4 GB of random access memory.
 
1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM for 32-bit and 2 GB of RAM for 64-bit (for future updates).
 
The following are reasons why it’s important for system update;
 
• Protect your system from malicious software, 
• Resolve general windows issues and bugs 
• Access new windows and software features
 
DirectX 9 graphics installed with WDDM 1.0 or higher
This refers to windows display model WDDM; it basically refers to major view and revision to direct 3D which has improved loading between CPU and GPU and graphic cards.
 
My personal perspective using windows 7 is speed, but overall, it just feels more natural than Vista or XP . Actually you can’t define exactly what it is, but after using windows 7 for a while on both laptop and desktop, it just doesn't feel quite as smooth or intuitive. It also adds a solid 20-30min to the battery life.
 
Thank you

# Comment Id: 55153

Hy, Here following the requirements of Windows 7 for install it in your computer: Processor: You should have 1 gigahertz (GHz) or 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor. RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM for 32-bit operating system or 2 GB RAM for 64-bit operating system. Hard Disk: 16 GB free space available in hard disk for 32-bit operating system or 20 GB space for 64-bit operating system. Graphics: You should have DX9 graphics with 128MB free memory , DirectX 9 graphics device or higher driver DVD-R/W : You should have DVD-R/W drive for install windows 7 Thank

# Comment Id: 119082

Minimum Requirements for Windows 7upgrade:

Requirements for 32 bits architecture

Processor should be 1 GHz 1A-32 processor

Memory Random Access Memory (RAM) 1GB recommended

Graphics card is DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM (windows Display Driver Model)

 Driver model 1.0 which is optional.

HDD (Hard Disk Drive) 16GB of free disk space

Optical drive required is DVD-ROM (Digital Versatile Disk-Read Only Memory) this is only to install from DVD-ROM media.

Requirements for 64 bits architecture

Required processor is 1GHz by 86-64

RAM Memory (Random Access Memory) not less than 2GB

Graphics card is optional-DirectX 9 processor with WDDM and driver model 1.0 similar to 32 bit architecture

HDD (Hard Disk Drive) 20GB of free disk space

Optical drive should be installed from DVD-ROM media