Windows 7 will soon be available. If you want to upgrade from Vista or XP, first make sure you have sufficient hardware, capability and capacity.
To install Windows 7 on your computer, your PC should have these minimums, so that you will have a good computer experience:
- A Dual Processor (AMD or Intel) – you can use a lower Celeron or Pentium Processor, but you will regret it
- 2 GB RAM (operating memory) – you can use less, but you will regret it
- 16 GB available disk space and another 20 to 30 GB if you plan on running applications
- A Vista compatible graphics card (DirectX 9 graphics process with WDDM 1.0 or higher)
- A Vista compatible sound card
- Vista drivers for any other unique hardware you have on or connected to your computer
- 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
The requirements recommended by Microsoft are insufficient; these are minimums, which means your experience may be minimal. If you load Windows 7 on a PC that does not have enough processing power, operating memory, hard drive space and the right combination of video and sound cards Windows 7 will operating, but at a much lower capability than its optimum performance.