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What you need to run Windows Vista

When Windows Vista officially release in 2007 (hopefully no more delays), its PC hardware requirements will be something that could put a huge hole in your pocket than getting a new OS license.

Microsfot published the official Vista requirements for two sets of PC — Windows Vista Capable PC and the Windows Vista Premium Ready PC.

A Windows Vista Capable PC includes at least:

* A modern processor (at least 800MHz1).
* 512 MB of system memory.
* A graphics processor that is DirectX 9 capable.


A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC includes at least:

* 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor1.
* 1 GB of system memory.
* A graphics processor that runs Windows Aero2.
* 128 MB of graphics memory.
* 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space.
* DVD-ROM Drive3.
* Audio output capability.
* Internet access capability.

A minimum 512MB memory to run Vista? Now that’s a killer.

[tags]MS, microsoft, operating system, vista, os, windows[/tags]

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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5 Responses

  1. minor says:

    the real question is “who need vista?” lols :-)

  2. Fleeb says:

    According to some research with CIOs as respondents, majority of them won’t switch to Vista anytime soon.

  3. leo says:

    i’m happy with win2k that i’m using right now :)

  4. jhay says:

    Yeah, who needs Vista? I’d stick to my Ubuntu Linux PC and my dad’s Mac mini. No more windows for me.

    But darn it! Those specs are high and expensive, it’s like building a powerhouse gaming rig minus the games.

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