Upgrading Win 7 to Win 8.1 for quicker boot and shutdown

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My computer runs on Windows 7 64bit on an SSD drive. I bought another laptop and it has Windows 8.1 installed on it and I noticed that it has quick boot and shut down. I wonder, if I upgrade Win 7 to Win 8.1, will it also has a quick boot facility? Does upgrading to 8.1 require hardware upgrades too?

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Upgrading Win 7 to Win 8.1 for quicker boot and shutdown


The minimum specifications for a computer or laptop to run the Windows 8.1 operating system are:

Processor : 1 GHz or faster (no matter the model)

Ram : 1 GB for 32 bit or 2 GB for 64 bit

Hard drive space : 16 GB for 32 bit or 20 GB for 64 bit (the operating system will take almost 10 GB after a fresh installation)

Video card: any graphic processor compatible with DirectX 9

According to the fact that you already have a SSD mounted on your computer, then it will not be a problem regarding performance issues. SSD performs much more faster on Windows 8.1 than any other variants.

Upgrading your computer to Windows 8.1 will not require hardware upgrades, because as i mentioned earlier, the minimum specification are very low, and it can work on almost anything.

If you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1, the quick boot facility will be present right after the installation finishes. The quick boot option will perform much more faster while having an SSD mounted on the computer.

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