Windows 8 (System Requirement)

Windows 8 slowly is progressing towards its final release. Windows 8 Developer Preview is already available for download and I will try it soon. Those who were anxiously waiting for Windows 8 can now test it on their systems and I am one of them. But the question is; what is Windows 8 minimum system requirement?

Windows-8 hardware requirement

Well this has been into discussion for a long time whether Windows 8 would be compatible for currently Windows 7 running machines? Or, even more what will be specific hardware requirement for Windows 8. If you think you have to upgrade to run Windows 8 then you are wrong. If you have the following minimum hardware then you can easily run Windows 8 on your system.

Windows 8 System Requirement

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver (Not absolutely necessary; only required for Aero)
  • Multi-touch display for using the touch based functions

So, if you have the above mentioned hardware then you can smoothly run Windows 8 on your system.

Via ItechMag 


Windows 8 Demo

The Windows 8 picture is becoming clearer. Following on from the slides allegedly leaked in June 2010 by a software engineer at HP, Microsoft has now outed more details about the interface design.

Microsoft says Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, “from the chip to the interface”.

It says that “a Windows 8-based PC is really a new kind of device, one that scales from touch-only small screens through to large screens, with or without a keyboard and mouse.”

Indeed, the new OS appears to have two completely separate interfaces – one, a traditional (and, on the surface of it, unchanged) Windows desktop and the other a new touch-based interface that borrows heavily from Windows Phone.

Actually, as you’ll see, it basically is Windows Phone. You can move seamlessly between the interfaces and even have both on screen at the same time. So that leads us to believe there will be a single OS for tablets and traditional PCs

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Windows 8

The first sight of Windows 8 might be just around the corner at 2011 International CES but some new rumors made their way to the public. According to WinSupersite, the Windows 8 will reportedly feature a new graphical user interface codenamed Mosh and a new application model codenamed Jupiter.

Windows 8 will include a new tile-based user interface that’s codenamed Mosh. Assuming this is true, I have to believe that this UI will be an alternative UI, and not a full replacement, or will appear only on low-end tablet-like devices aimed at the iPad. It sounds like something that will silence the critics who want the Windows Phone OS on a tablet.

Windows 8 will also include a new app model codenamed Jupiter that will target a new Windows Marketplace app store. The app store will provide access to new, Silverlight based “immersive” applications that are deployed as AppX packages (.appx). The Windows and Office teams are betting very heavily on this new app type, according to my source, and development has already begun using a beta version of Visual Studio 2012. These apps can be written in C#, Visual Basic, and even C++.