System Memory for Installing Windows® 7
Learn more about system memory requirement for installing Windows 7 operating system
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. Windows 7 comes with many advanced features like Windows Aero (part of enhanced graphical user interface), Windows Defender (security application), Windows Gadgets, Windows Search (for quick access of files on the system) and so on. Windows 7 also has a two-way firewall to protect the system from malware. Microsoft also has removed all bugs and glitches from Windows 7 so that users would not face any issues when using the OS. Windows 7 is also very simple to install and use. Windows 7 can be easily installed using the installation disk of the OS and following on screen instructions. However, Windows 7 has some requirements and users installing the OS must ensure that the hardware meets the requirements of the OS. Windows 7 requires at least 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86), 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit), DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver. Windows 7 also requires 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM for the 32-bit version of Windows 7 and for 64-bit users would need to have 2 GB RAM.
Following description gives users more information about tips to install Windows 7:
- Check compatibility
- Source all drivers
- Clear off old data
When installing Windows 7, users must ensure that the OS is totally compatible with the system in all aspects. This can be done using the Windows 7 upgrade advisor tool. The Windows 7 upgrade advisor would provide users with detailed information about compatibility of the system and also intimate users when some components of the system (hardware/ software) require to be upgraded.
Source all drivers
All users installing Windows 7 OS are advised to source all drivers for the respective components on the system such as graphics card, video card, network cards etc. The drivers for the hardware components are best installed when the OS is in the initial stage of the use as it would be free off errors or problems. Installing the drivers soon after installing Windows 7 makes the system fully functional.
Before installing Windows 7 on a system, users must clear off all old data on the hard disk left behind by the previous OS installed on the system. This should be done by formatting the hard disk of the system. Formatting would remove all errors and even malware present on the hard disk and make the system ready for installation with Windows 7.
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