Wait ! Windows 8 Is Compatible Or Not ? First Check For Your PC.

Want to upgrade your PC, Laptop, to New Windows 8 OS ? You should first know the Windows 8 PC, Laptop Minimum Hardware Requirements. First check your PC is compatible or not for Windows 8 OS. So here we are listing the Minimum Windows 8 Hardware Requirements. Ex. Minimum Processor, RAM etc.

If you want to upgrade (Install, Run Windows 8, on your PC) your Laptop, Desktop PC to Windows 8, than first of all you should check your PC, or Laptop about the Windows 8 support. You should first know the the Microsoft Windows 8 pc requirements or the Windows 8 Processor requirements or the RAM / Memory requirements for the Windows 8 OS. Windows 8 is going to become a great OS of the future. Windows 8 is going to support the larger range of Hardware or going to support the Technical Specifications of more and more devices; starting from 1 GHz processor to the Quad Core / Multithreaded processors and the RAM form 1 GB and higher. Windows 8 is going to be installed on more and more Gadgets Like, Tablets, Laptops, Ultrabooks, Desktops, Mobile Phones etc.  Article Reference from Microsoft Windows.

You should check your PC / Laptop by running the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistance, just Download the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistance and run the software (.exe file), this Windows 8 Upgrade Assistance will check  your PC / Laptop and will tell you that the “Windows 8 will run  (work properly) on your PC or not or which version of the Windows 8 you need”. Windows 8 Upgrade Assistance is Free to Download and Use view Here. Let’s see the Windows 8 Minimum  System Requirements.


Windows 8 OS Minimum Hardware Requirement.

Windows 8 Minimum Processor Requirement : –  1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 Read What is PAE, NX, and SSE2 Here.

Windows 8 Minimum RAM Requirement : – 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit).

Windows 8 Minimum Hard Disk Space Required : – 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit).

Graphics card : – Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.

Additional Windows 8 Requirements to use certain features.

  • To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports Touch Screen (multitouch).
  • 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.
  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.
  • Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database.
  • Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance.
  • Microsoft account required for some features. Windows8_Logo
  • Watching DVDs requires separate playback software.
  • Windows Media Centre license sold separately.
  • BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive (Windows 8 Pro only).
  • BitLocker requires either Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or a USB flash drive (Windows 8 Pro only).
  • Client Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and additional 2 GB of RAM (Windows 8 Pro only).
  • A TV tuner is required to play and record live TV in Windows Media Centre (Windows 8 Pro Pack and Windows 8 Media Centre Pack only).
  • Free Internet TV content varies by geography, some content might require additional fees (Windows 8 Pro Pack and Windows 8 Media Centre Pack only).

If you are planning or deciding, to Run or Upgrade your PC, Laptop, than you first run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistance on your PC, and see the recommendations. Download Free Windows 8 Upgrade Assistance HERE.

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