Windows Vista System Requirements Released

Microsoft has finally released the system requirements that will be needed to run Windows Vista. I am actually surprised at how low the system requirements are, but I guess there are different “modes” that you can run Vista in so that it isn’t so memory and graphics intensive. Here are the requirements:




Minimum Requirements (Vista-Ready PCs):

  • 800Mhz Processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • DirectX 9-Capable Graphics Processor

Recommended Requirements (Premium-Ready PCs):

  • 1 Ghz Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 128 MB Graphics Memory (along with many other graphic requirements)

Microsoft released these requirements just in time for WinHEC which starts May 22. Attendees of WinHEC will also get a “current” copy of Windows Vista. The build they receive will probably be 5384 unless there are some changes that Microsoft hurries to throw into Vista before they manufacture the DVD’s.

News Source: Microsoft Watch