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 Microsoft.com/windows7, 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.