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System Requirements Win 8


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#1 kendasuka

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 04:59 AM

If you want to run Windows 8.1 on a PC, you must meet the following requirements: 
 
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or higher with support of PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
 
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) 
 
Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) 
 
Graphics Card: Equipment Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver 
 
If you are currently running Windows 8, you can download a free update to Windows 8.1. Just type in or click on the Windows Store rating on the Start screen. After you switch to Windows 8.1 you will automatically receive updates. If you do not receive the update automatically, please follow the steps below to download updates manually using Windows Update.


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 06:46 AM

Hi kendasuka and :welcome:

So these are requirements from Microsoft written?

I don`t believe this.Maybe said so to be able to sell the product.

 

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 07:15 AM

Show me a Win 8 computer with a 16 gig hard drive that is able to upgrade to 8.1 and I'll show you a pink disco dancing elephant.


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 12:20 AM

I would hate to see the state of that HD after a month of use



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 10:54 AM

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/system-requirements

 

that is correct requirements, what he wrote is correct, besides leaving out the under stuff.



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 11:06 AM

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/system-requirements

 

that is correct requirements, what he wrote is correct, besides leaving out the under stuff.

Yes and no.

The OP has posted the requirements according to Microsoft and we aren't questioning him on that.

Microsoft is who we are questioning.

As an example, we'll look at my laptop that I just use for fun, with virtually no data stored on it.

My Windows folder is 15 gigs.

My hiberfil files is a bit over 3 gigs and pagefile just under 1 gig.

Right there, you've surpassed the actual space of a 20 gig hard drive.

It goes without saying that we still need a lot more space for Programs, Programs x86, program data, user files and app data, System Volume Information.

I have no idea what MSC was thinking when they made that "Minimum Requirements" document, but they blew it, big time.

It simply isn't possible.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:43 PM

That's odd, A 16Gb HD is really going to be about 14gb or so after formatted. If it does install, which I doubt, you wouldn't have any space for anything.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 10:53 PM

That's odd, A 16Gb HD is really going to be about 14gb or so after formatted. If it does install, which I doubt, you wouldn't have any space for anything.

If I remember correctly, MSC claims the 32 bit system will fit on a 16 gig drive and 64 bit on a 20 gig.

So that puts them within the realms of possibility of installing the system, but like you said, after that, you wouldn't have room for anything else, and you need that "anything else".

Office, Adobe Reader, Java, malware scanners, a second browser, Skype, Google Earth, and that's without mentioning a single Metro apps.

My ultra clean AppData folder alone, takes 2.4 gigs.

 

The guys at MSC who wrote up that spec sheet, need to be chopped.. :axe:

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