Complete System Requirements to Run Windows 8 OS on your PC

Microsoft will going to launch much awaited operating system Windows 8 on 26 Oct 2012 through world wide. Users can upgrade windows 8 pro for just $14.99 by Windows upgrade offer.  Are you ready to upgrade your operating system to Windows 8 before check your system compatibility to run Windows 8 on your PC.



System Requirements:
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM for (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM for (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

Additional requirements to use certain features:
  • To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multi touch (more info)
  • To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768
  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768
  • Internet access (ISP fees might apply)
  • Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database
  • Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance
  • Microsoft account required for some features
  • Watching DVDs requires separate playback software (more info)
  • Windows Media Center license sold separately (more info)
  • BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive (Windows 8 Pro only)
  • BitLocker requires either Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or a USB flash drive (Windows 8 Pro only)
  • Client Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and additional 2 GB of RAM (Windows 8 Pro only)
  • A TV tuner is required to play and record live TV in Windows Media Center (Windows 8 Pro Pack and Windows 8 Media Center Pack only)
  • Free Internet TV content varies by geography, some content might require additional fees (Windows 8 Pro Pack and Windows 8 Media Center Pack only)

Source - windows.microsoft.com

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