Troubleshooting issues of Microsoft® Windows® 7 Installation Requirements
What are the hardware requirements for Windows 7 and various editions of Windows 7?
Microsoft has published the system requirements for the Windows 7 Release Candidate that is very similar to those that were given for the beta release. Users who want to install and run the Windows 7 release candidate on their computer system need a computer with the minimum components that are 32-bit or 64-bit processor with at least 1 GHz of computer memory, at least 16 Gigabytes of free hard drive space, a video card supporting DirectX 9 with WDDM 1.0. Microsoft suggests at least two Gigabytes of computer memory for the Virtual Windows XP mode plus an additional 15 Gigabytes of free hard drive space. Gamers and multimedia power users might also want to consider moving to 64bit hardware to run Windows 7.
The following details discuss the various editions of Windows 7:
- Windows 7 upgrade advisor
Windows 7 upgrade advisor
According to earlier tests, Windows 7 performed better than Windows Vista on the same hardware. Microsoft provides a tool called Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor which scans your system hardware installed programs and attached devices. Once complete, the advisor reports on how well your PC meets the system requirements, if there are any known compatibility issues with your programs and devices.
Windows 7 comes in multiple editions and you need to know that you are running the correct one to install software. You can use Windows 7 Enterprise Professional and Ultimate editions. If you do not know what version you are using you can find out quickly. To view if you have the correct version, click on the Start button and click on the Computer link in the Start Menu. Then click on the System properties link and this would show you basic information you need to know about Windows 7 such as what version you are currently running.
Installing the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 is simple and you can run the downloaded Microsoft Update Standalone package and select it to run or to be placed somewhere on the local machine or other connected drives. To install this component run the program and open the downloaded package by double-clicking on it. This will start the Remote Server Administration Tools for the Windows 7 Setup Wizard. Accept the license Terms and the limited Warranty to start the installation process and select the location where you want to install and complete the wizard.
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