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Windows 8 System Requirements And Recommendations

Windows 8 is the upcoming release of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs and media center PCs. A Windows 8 release date has been set according to unofficial sources for October 2012, three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows 7. Windows 8’s server counterpart, Windows Server 8, is in development concurrently with Windows 8. The most recent officially released pre-release version is the Consumer Preview, which was released on February 29, 2012.

Windows 8 System Requirements

Windows 8 System Requirements And Recommendations:

Windows 8 Consumer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 7. However we have provided the list of the hardware components.

[Also read: How To Disable Windows 8 Lock Screen]

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 or higher

Additional requirements to use certain features:

  1. To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multi-touch.
  2. To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
  3. To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.
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