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#1 Gragier_521

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:56 PM

Here are the minimum Windows 7 system requirements from Microsoft:

* 1 GHz processor (32- or 64-bit)
* 1 GB of RAM (32-bit); 2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
* 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit); 20 GB of avaiable disk space (64-bit)
* DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver


If you are planning to run Windows XP Mode along with Windows 7, Microsoft is recommending a PC with a minimum of 2GB of memory and 15 GB of additional disk space. In addition, Windows Virtual PC requires a PC with Intel-VT or AMD-V enabled in the CPU, as it takes advantage of the latest advancements in hardware virtualization.

If you’re curious how these final Windows 7 requirements compare to Vista’s requirements, they aren’t all that different. :(

Here are the Vista system requirements:
* 1 GHz processor (32- or 64-bit)
* 512 MB of RAM (for Home Basic); 1 GB of RAM for all other versions
* 15 GB of available disk space
* Support for DirectX 9 graphics and 32 MB of graphics memory (for Home Basic); 128 MB of graphics memory plus WDDM support for all other versions

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#2 InlineSkate

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:24 PM

If you’re curious how these final Windows 7 requirements compare to Vista’s requirements, they aren’t all that different.


They are probably minimum for a optimal experience if MS says min requirements are 512mb of ram and a 700mhz cpu and it runs like shit people are going to blame the OS.

Any computer now a days has those specs anyways.

We already know it runs fine on netbooks..

And even alot of netbooks today come with 2gb ram standard.

Edited by InlineSkate, 01 May 2009 - 01:28 PM.


#3 fediaFedia

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:34 PM

The reason they said 512MB for vista so they wouldn't scare away customers in 2007, but everybody knows you can't use vista comfortably with 512 MB. At least they don't lie about seven, even though 7 requires less, 1 GB is minimum either way.

#4 Afzal

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:27 PM

till win 7 releases, i'll hopefully have a Core 2 duo laptop with atleast 2 gb ram :D

#5 AMIRZ

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:33 PM

There's nothing to worry about, since RAMs etc are cheap nowadays i think people should upgrade their machines for the new OS + apps or at least just for better performance anyways

#6 PurplePeopleEater

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 07:04 PM

Win7 will rock on the Vaio FW :P

#7 FalseAgent

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 01:45 AM

nothing to worry about; windows7 is the first OS from microsoft that DOESN'T require you to upgrade your hardware.

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#8 Villain

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 02:06 AM

time for a ram upgrade!

#9 CommonSense

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 02:16 AM

time for a ram upgrade!

Your computer has been waiting to hear that. :P

Yeah I need one too. Definitely get at least 2GB.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 02:28 AM

i have a 1.6 ghz centrino. anyone know how windows 7 rc1 would run on it?

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 02:37 AM

i have a 1.6 ghz centrino. anyone know how windows 7 rc1 would run on it?

It will run better than Vista ;)

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 03:41 AM

i have a 1.6 ghz centrino. anyone know how windows 7 rc1 would run on it?


My Toshiba Satellite (laptop) has the same processor (Intel Centrino duo, 1,6 or 1,66 Ghz either) and yes Windows 7 runs fine on it (+ aero etc) :)

#13 NealTheGuitarist

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 06:52 AM

My PC would definitely have no problem running Windows 7.

When will be the release?

#14 The Flashing Fish

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 07:51 AM

My PC would definitely have no problem running Windows 7.

When will be the release?


Tomorrow...



Anyway. I personally don't find Windows 7 to be any faster or slower than Vista on my laptop. I'm looking forward to the new UI features than the performance increases. I suppose if I had a crap laptop I would benefit more from the performance stuff.

#15 NealTheGuitarist

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 08:09 AM


My PC would definitely have no problem running Windows 7.

When will be the release?


Tomorrow...



Anyway. I personally don't find Windows 7 to be any faster or slower than Vista on my laptop. I'm looking forward to the new UI features than the performance increases. I suppose if I had a crap laptop I would benefit more from the performance stuff.


So am I...

#16 Secured Tim

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:16 AM

7 can run smoothly on 512 MB of RAM if you disable indexing.

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