diagnostic toolWindows OS Minimum System Requirements

In order to run the Windows OS (Operating System) with its best performance, including 7, 8, 10. Then there are some computer hardware or laptop Minimum System Requirements that must be met. This includes Processor, Memory, Hard Disk Capacity, and VGA or Video Graphics Card. If not, then there will be many problems at the time.

To find out brief information of PC hardware system specification:

  • Open the Windows Utility that is the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
  • Click START or Windows Icon, or Run in Windows XP.
  • Type “dxdiag” without quote in the available search box and ENTER. Wait for a moment.

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We can see some basic information about computer type, Display and Audio, including System Manufacturer, System Model, Processor, Memory, and so on. If you want to find out more then use software system diagnostic tool such as HWiNFO or CPU-Z.

Minimum System Requirements

Below are the minimum system specifications for PC to install Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.

Windows XP

Windows XP Minimum System Requirements
ProcessorSpeed 233 Megahertz (MHz), Pentium 3 or higher
Memory / RAM384 Megabyte (MB)
Hard disk2.5 Gigabyte (GB) empty space available or more
VGA / DisplayVideo Adapter with memory 64 Megabyte

System Specifications Recommendation for Windows XP

Windows XP System Requirements Recommendation
ProcessorSpeed 1 Gigahertz (GHz) or higher
Memory / RAM1 GB or higher
Hard disk20 GB empty space available or more
VGA / DisplayVideo Adapter with memory 512 MB or higher

Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 System Requirements
ProcessorSpeed 1 Gigahertz (GHz)
Memory / RAM1 GB (32-bit) and 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk16 GB (32-bit) and 20 GB (64-bit) empty space available or more
Graphics card / DisplayMicrosoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Memory Graphics / Display256 MB

System Specifications Recommendation for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 System Requirements Recommendation
ProcessorSpeed 2 Gigahertz (GHz) or higher
Memory / RAM2 Gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) and 4 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk30 GB (32-bit) dan 40 GB (64-bit) empty space available or more
Graphics card / DisplayMicrosoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver or higher
Memory Graphics / Display512 MB or higher

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