Before you decide and proceed on Installation of Windows 7 you must have to know the system requirements. Here I am listing the requirement before you decide to install or upgrade your current OS to Windows 7.
Most PC nowadays were pre installed with OS, as Vista started fading out PC suppliers are now bundling Windows 7 OS to their computer and laptop products. Knowing the requirements for installation of OS is no need anymore as IT suppliers itself knows what operating system to be bundle on the computer specs.
Installation requirements may apply to those who want to upgrade their old PC that is running on older Microsoft Operating System. Like for example, you have a Windows XP or Vista OS running on a dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM installed. In that situation, you can consider first the minimum requirements before considering an upgrade to newer OS. Every version of released OS has it corresponding hardware requirements just like any other applications and software’s.
Upgrading to Windows 7 also may cause minor issues like software compatibility, example if you are able to run that certain on your previous OS chances are it will not work the same when you install it to Windows 7. So if you're not prepared or your mostly use application is not yet updated for Windows 7 compatibility better wait or stick on your current OS for now.
To assess you with hardware requirements you can find requirement below for your reference in case you're on a plan of upgrading your old OS to Windows 7.
Running Windows 7 on your PC show meet the requirements below.
- 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
Other Requirements depends on features you want:
- Internet access (charges may apply)
If you are more on gaming, video streaming and other high performance application, you may consider above requirements. Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware. Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance.
As mentioned above some PC users are mostly focused on gaming, in this case additional specs and requirements may apply to attain the desired computer performance to run those graphics loaded games.
Not just for the games, other learning and business applications or software may requires minimum specs aside from the above mentioned so make sure that you know also the minimum requirements for that certain apps you are trying to install on your PC or laptop.