Windows 8 Consumer Preview System Specs / Requirements

Windows 8 Consumer Preview System Specs_thumb.jpg 1If you are wondering what system specs you need to properly run Windows 8 Consumer Preview, here are all the details.

The minimum hardware specs to run it:

1GB Ram for Windows 8 Consumer Preview 32-bit and 2GB RAM for 64-bit
16 GB Disk Space (x32, 32-bit) and 20GB (x64, 64-bit)
DirectX 9 or higher graphic card
Min desktop resolution of 1024 x 768

Keep in mind if you are already running Windows 7 you can easily run the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. If you are still using Windows XP, it is possible that you can run Windows 8 on your old PC, but for the best experience a hardware upgrade is obviously recommended. Of course, there are some people who are still using Windows XP on modern machines.

Windows 8 is also labeled the first true mobile Windows OS. Therefore it is recommended that you read through some of our Windows 8 tutorials and guides to get a feeling for the OS. In particular, if you have never used Windows 8 before, I highly recommend that you learn how to navigate Windows 8 with a mouse because the regular Start menu is long gone.

What specs are YOU running Windows 8 on? Let us know in the comments!

Published: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 Last Modified: March 1, 2012

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