Memory Recommendations for Installing Windows® 7 OS
Get to know more about the system configuration for installing and using Windows 7
Windows 7 operating system is for use on personal computers, netbooks, desktops, media center PCs, laptops, tablet PCs, and home and business users. Windows 7 operating system embraces a number of new features. These include progressive touch and handwriting recognition, amended boot performance, enriched performance on multi-core processors and DirectAccess, sustenance for virtual hard disks and kernel developments. Along with the Heterogeneous Multi-adapter support, restyled Calculator and the XPS Essentials Pack, Windows 7 possess a flourished control panel with ClearType Text Tuner, Recovery, Gadgets, Troubleshooting, Workspaces Center, Location and Other Sensors, System Icons, Credential Manager, Display Color Calibration Wizard and Biometric Devices. Windows 7 also has a new networking API feature which reduces the installation time for the application. It has the ability to reduce the UAC prompts and possess the improved globalization support through a new Extended Linguistic Services API.
Below are the recommended memory requirements for installing and using different versions of Windows 7 operating system:
- Minimum Hardware Requirements for 32-bit Windows 7
- Recommended Memory Requirements for 64-bit Windows 7
- Additional requirements
Minimum Hardware Requirements for 32-bit Windows 7
The 32-bit Windows 7 operating system requires minimum 1 GHz (x86) processor for its use and installation. The RAM needed is 1GB. The two other necessary requirements for the installation of the 32-bit Windows 7 operating system are: 16 GB free hard disk space and CD or DVD drives. The CD or DVD drive is essential for running the installation CD.
Recommended Memory Requirements for 64-bit Windows 7
The 64-bit Windows 7 entails minimum 1 GHz x 86-64 processor for the installation and using of this operating system. The required RAM for this version is 2GB. The 20 GB free hard disk space and the CD or DVD drives are the other two compulsory requirements for the installation of the 64-bit Windows 7 operating system. The CD or DVD drive facilitates the installation of the operating system through the installer CD.
The maximum physical memory buoyed by the 32-bit and the 64-bit Windows 7 operating system are 4 GB and 192GB respectively. The additional requirements to use assure features are Internet access, a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 especially for games and other graphics applications, specific hardware for Windows Touch and Tablet PCs, USB flash drive for BitLocker To Go application, etc.
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