It would be nice if kelkay could focus on issues within their own scope.
The memory requirements, as has now been thrashed to death, have effectively not changed, though I doubt anyone running a 32-bit Windows 7 or later for any period of time has stayed with 1GB of memory even if that's what they started out with.
The current Microsoft approach to the upgrading dialog is, to put it mildly, sketchy. I find the lack of the link about declining or rescheduling the upgrade being in lettering at least as large, if not larger, than the text above it to be a loathsome practice that they know will cause many a flustered end user to ignore and click the exit button, believing that this means "do nothing" when it does not.
These two things are connected only insofar as Microsoft is involved. And given the size of Microsoft and the differences in "the hardware folks" and "the software folks" that connection is tenuous, at best.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
. . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it. The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.
~ Ruth Marcus, November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story