Hardware Configuration for Windows® 7 Installation
About the hardware configuration for installing Windows® 7
The product functionality and the graphics may differ based on the system configuration. The hardware resources that are required for the configuration are processors, memory i.e. RAM, graphics, gaming graphics and primary hard disk. For Windows 7, to pass the hardware configuration test, the maximum score can be 7.9 and also the scoring rules are different from other Windows versions. Windows must have a minimum 1 GHz or have a 32-bit or 64-bit processors. 1 GB RAM for 32-bit and 2GB for 64 bit-version of Windows 7 is mandatory. The 16 GB available hard disk space is required and DirectX 9 graphics device is essential. If the hardware configuration is met properly then you will get a better performance system. Your hardware should appear on the Hardware Compatibility List which is the list of PCs and peripheral hardware that have been tested. The maximum limits of physical memory vary depending upon the Windows 7 versions.
Following are the additional requirements to use certain features of Windows 7 and the points to keep in mind:
- Additional Requirements
- PCs with multi-core or multiple processors
- Points to keep in mind
The hardware configuration for installing Windows 7 also needs some additional requirements. They require Internet access provision and depending upon the resolution, the video playback may require some additional memory and also advanced graphics hardware. You may require graphic cards for some games. Also, for some Windows Media Center functionality you may require a TV tuner. The HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7.
PCs with multi-core or multiple processors
Windows 7 was designed in order to work with the multi-Core processors which have 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The 32-bit version supports up to 32 processor Core whereas the 64-bit version can support up to 256 processor cores. The Windows 7 professional, Ultimate and the Enterprise allow for two physical processors that provide your computer better performance ratio.
Before installing Windows 7, you must first find out whether the computer hardware are designed for the Windows Operating System. To install Windows 7, your system should meet minimum minimum requirements so that it can provide the core functionality of the Windows 7 Operating System. The Windows 7 Operating System requires control of the hardware for better stability, efficiency, and security. The CPU, hard drive and the memory should be strong enough to support the operating system.
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