System Requirements for Windows® Vista
What are the minimum system requirements for Windows Vista?
Windows Vista is an operating system which is designed to deliver high performance. It can be installed on personal computers, laptops, tablet Pcs, and media center PCs. It has many new features like new graphical user interface, AERO, easy search option, advanced network support, user account control, Windows sidebar etc. Windows Vista has different versions like Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business, Home Premium, Home Basic and Starter. Windows Vista is available in 32 and 64 bit. You could decide which version you want to install on your computer. Your computer should meet minimum system requirements to install Windows Vista.
Things to be kept in mind while installing Windows Vista are:
- Free hard drive space
- Graphics support
The processor is the unit that carries out the instructions of any computer program. Your computer must have 800 MHz processor to install Windows Vista . All versions of Windows Vista support multicore CPUs and Windows Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise supports dual processors. Windows Vista delivers high performance if you have a processor higher than 1GHz 32 bit (x86) or 64 bit (x64) processor.
System RAM has a major role to play to deliver you a high computer performance .All the instructions are carried to the processor thorough the system ram. The minimum ram requirement to install Windows Vista is 512 MB but it is recommended to have a system RAM higher than 1 GB.
Hard drive is one of the secondary storage device on your computer. An operating system is installed to one of the partitions of your hard drive. Your computer must have a 40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available free space. 20 GB of free hard drive space is required to install Windows Vista Home Basic Edition.
Display adapter is responsible for screen display quality. Windows Vista has higher graphic support. Most computers have an onboard graphics card and some users use an add-on graphic card for high performance. It is necessary that your computer have a Super VGA graphics card with at least 32 MB Video RAM for Windows Vista Home Basic and 128 MB of video RAM for all other versions of Windows Vista .