Can You Run Windows 7?

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If you’ve been thinking about running, there are some things that you need to consider. Most importantly, can your machine run Windows 7? Although Windows 7’s system requirements aren’t quite as heavy-duty as Vista’s were, if you’re thinking of putting it on an older machine, you should probably give them a look.

So what are the minimum system requirements to run the new OS? According to, they are:

  • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • 16 GB of available disk space
  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (to enable the Aero theme)
  • DVD-R/W Drive
  • Internet access (to download the Beta and get updates)

And yes, it runs on netbooks, in case you were wondering.


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