Windows 8 operating system is a new upcoming release from Microsoft. This Operating System Graphical User Interface (GUI) is different from previous operating system. Microsoft did huge diversion from windows 7 to windows 8. In windows 7 & Windows 8 minimum hardware requirements for PC are nearly similar.
Windows 7 minimum hardware requirement for Starter and Home Basic are :
- 1 GHz 32 bit(x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 512 MB of system memory
- 20 GB (64)and 16 GB (86) Hard Disk Space
- A Graphics adapter that supports Directx 9 Graphics and 32 MB of Graphics Memory
Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise minimum hardware requirement are :
- 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 GB of system memory
- A 40-GB hard disk drive (traditional or SSD) with at least 15 GB of available space
- A graphics adapter that supports DirectX 9 graphics, has a Windows Display Driver
- Model (WDDM) driver, Pixel Shader 2.0 hardware, and 32 bits per pixel and a minimum of 128 MB graphics memory.
Windows 8 Minimum Hardware Requirements
Microsoft didn’t officially declare about Windows 8 Editions yet. So we need to wait till October 2012 to get the final result.
Expert believes that, there will be no big changes in windows 8 minimum hardware requirement. They said, it will be work fine as like as windows 7 minimum hardware requirement.