Vista System Requirements, Upgrade Advisor

May 29, 2020

Many people ask about how much the minimum space Hardisk when installing this windows, that’s it, then what is the minimum Processor speed, or RAM Many people ask about how much the minimum space Hardisk when installing this windows, that’s it, then what is the minimum Processor speed, or RAM (Read Only Memory), and also VGA. On this occasion I summarize about how much minimum spec when installing Windows?

Actually a lot of Windows, not just Windows 8, Windows 7, or the most we know is Windows XP, but there are still some types of Windows again, here are some Windows with its System Requirements:

1. Windows 1.0

System Requirements:
– CGA/Hercules/EGA (or compatible)
– MS-DOS 2.0
– 2 double-sided disk drives or hard drives
– 256 KB Ram

2. Windows 2.0

System Requirements:
– Graphics Adapter card
– One floppy-disk and one hard disk
– Microsoft Mouse is optional
– MS-DOS version 3.0 or earlier
– 512 K RAM

3. Windows 3.1

System Requirements:
– Intel 80286 (or higher) processor
– MS-DOS 3.1 or greater
– 1 MB or more (640K conventional and 256K extended)
– 6.5 MB space hard drive (9 MB recommended)

4. Windows 95

System Requirements:
– Intel 80386 DX CPU
– 4 MB RAM
– 50 MB space hard disk

5. Windows 98

System Requirements:
– 486DX-2/66 MHz or higher processor. (Pentium processor recommended)
– 16 MB of RAM (24MB recommended)
– 500 MB space hard disk
– VGA with or higher resolution
– Microsoft Mouse or pointing device
– CD-ROM or DVD-Rom drive

6. Windows 2000

System Requirements (Windows 2000 Professional):
– 133 MHz or Pentium higher-compatible CPU
– 32 MB RAM (recommended 64 MB)
– 700 megabytes hard disk space (2 GB recommended)
System Requirements (Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server):
– 133 MHz CPU
– 256 MB RAM (minimum)
– 2 GB hard disk space

7. Windows ME (Millenium Edition)

System Requirements:
– 150 MHz Pentium Processor
– 320 MB Hard drive space
– 32 MB RAM

8. Windows XP

System Requirements:
– Pentium 233 megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (recommended 300 MHz)
– 64 megabytes (MB) (recommended 128 MB)
– Video adapters and monitors with Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolutions
– 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of space available on the hard drive
– CD-ROM drive or DVD Drive

9. Windows Vista

System requirements (Vista Capable):
– 800 MHz Processor
– 512 MB RAM
– 32 MB Graphics Memory
– 20 GB Hard disk
– 15 GB free hard disk space

System requirements (Vista Premium Ready):
– 1.0 GHz Processor
– 1 GB RAM
– 128 MB Graphics memory
– 40 GB hard disk
– 15 GB free hard disk space

System requirements (Windows Vista Home Basic)
– 800-megahertz (MHz) 32-bit (x86) processor or 800-MHz 64-bit (x64) processor
– 512 megabytes (MB) of system memory
– DirectX 9-Class graphics card
– 32 MB Graphics memory
– 20-gigabyte (GB) hard disk and 15 GB free space hard drive
– Internal or external DVD drive
– Internet Access capability
– Audio output capability

System requirements (Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business,
Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate):
– 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) processor or 1-GHz 64-bit (x64) processor
– 1 GB RAM
– Windows Aero-capable graphics card
– 128 MB Graphics memory (minimum)
– 40 GB hard disk and has 15 GB free space hard drive
– Internal or external DVD drive
– Internet Access
– Audio Output

10. Windows 7

System Requirements:
– 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
– 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
– 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
– DirectX 9 Graphics device with WDDM 1.0 tau higher driver

11. Windows 8
System Requirements:
– Processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
– 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) RAM

– 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) available hard drive space
– Microsoft DirectX 9 Graphics device with WDDM driver graphic card

The explanation above is some of my knowledge of the Windows system requirements, it’s really amazing to go back and see how the system requirements have evolved over time. To think that Windows 1.0 only needed 256 KB RAM while the latest operating system, Windows 8 x64, requires 2 GB of crazy RAM! This makes us wonder, what will be the system requirements for the next Windows operating system?

A few of me for this time, hopefully useful and add to your knowledge.

Microsoft Gets Principles

February 5, 2020

Many parts of the antitrust settlement Microsoft agreed to with the US Department of Justice will expire soon, but the company said that will not stop them from adhering to 12 tenets of good corporate behavior.

Microsoft’s general counsel Brad Smith has been a news fixture for some time, as Microsoft battles accusations of anti-competitive behavior in the European Union. The company has had to deal with the same issues in the United States, which led to the 2002 settlement with the Justice Department.

Avoiding appearances of anti-competitive actions led the company to disclose its 12 tenets, which expand on three principles of consumer and PC manufacturer choice, third-party developer opportunities, and interoperability. Smith announced these at a talk at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Under the first principle, Choice for Computer Manufacturers and Customers, the key tenet regards business terms. Microsoft said it “will not retaliate against any computer manufacturer that supports non-Microsoft software.”

Microsoft discusses this more as a matter of standardized volume pricing for Windows licensing. Other could see it a different way: OEM PC makers like Dell or HP could conceivably market their hardware with non-Microsoft operating systems, without fear of retaliation.

Although Apple has said it would not make Mac OS X available on non-Apple hardware, what if Microsoft’s position here encourages an OEM, perhaps with Intel’s prodding, to approach Apple CEO Steve Jobs about rethinking the non-Apple hardware position?

That probably won’t happen. Apple makes a lot of money on hardware margins. But Novell should at least chat with HP or Dell about the possibility of SuSE Linux distribution on OEM machines.

Microsoft’s second principle of Opportunities for Developers includes the tenet of no exclusivity, as it applies to third-party developers. It will be a continuation of Microsoft’s settlement with Justice, where the company agreed not to enter into contracts that would require promoting Windows or Windows middleware on an exclusive basis.

In its Interoperability for Users principle, Microsoft will make its communication protocols available through reasonable licensing terms. This has been an issue in Europe, where the European Commission has asked for the imposition of a $357 million fine against Microsoft for not providing this information as they had demanded in an antitrust ruling in 2004.

Turner Snaps At Microsoft Rivals

January 20, 2020

With its Worldwide Partner Conference coming to a close in Boston, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner declared war on companies and technologies aspiring to Microsoft’s place in the enterprise.

"I'm in it to win it, and No Limit is my home."
-- American rapper and poet Snoop Dogg

Microsoft is in it to win it when it comes to the enterprise space. Just because a lot of journalists think Google and Linux will take a wrecking ball to Microsoft’s foundation of Windows and Office doesn’t mean Microsoft feels the same way.

COO Kevin Turner told the crowd during his closing keynote speech that “we’re not going to let Google win in the enterprise space. That’s our house, our market space,” a CRN report noted.

Turner continued in this vein, to the approval of the Microsoft faithful in attendance:

“Then we’ve got Novell, Linux, Red Hat and other competitors. We’re going after IBM and Google,” Turner said. “We’re going to win because we have a better solution, better total cost of ownership. We’re going to get at the competition.”

“We know you have choices,” Turner told partners. “But this is a company that if we don’t get it right the first time, we’ll keep coming, and coming and coming and not stop until we get it right.”

That does sum up how Microsoft has entered and ended up dominating a lot of markets. For example, Microsoft moved from a zero market share in the web browser market to a figure of about 83 percent usage of Internet Explorer in 2006. One-time browser leader Netscape is a shell of what it used to be.

All the ex-Wal-Mart CIO Turner was missing from his speech was a Howard Dean-style call to action from the executive. Though it is tempting to rule out Microsoft when so many alternatives exist for its products, the company does enjoy the business of numerous large and powerful corporations for its core revenue generating products.

Microsoft ODF Plans Nothing New

January 5, 2020

Microsoft’s announcement that it would back the Open XML Translator project, and bridge the gap between Office 2007 and OpenDocument Format as an open source initiative, had been hinted at in October 2005.

It was Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s new chief software architect as well as the inventor of Lotus Notes, who let slip the suggestion that an ODF plugin for Microsoft Office would be developed.

That’s the contention of Andy Updegrove, who follows standards issues on his ConsortiumInfo blog. He noted in an email that as recently as May 19th of this year, Microsoft continued to withhold information on the project.

That was the date Microsoft replied to a state of Massachusetts request for information on plugins. With ODF gaining popularity, and public attention, in Europe, it appears Microsoft chose to follow that with its announcement.

This may also have been an attempt to generate some good press for the company before the European Commission decides whether or not Microsoft should be fined for failing to comply with antitrust rulings.

Updegrove cited Microsoft’s action as a “concession” to interoperability desired by users at the government level:

“Microsoft’s latest concession clearly makes it easier for governments and other users to feel safe in making the switch from Office to ODF-supporting software, since Microsoft itself will be collaborating to make document exchanges smooth and effortless.

Critics of the Massachusetts (and Danish, French and Belgian) initiative will now know that not only will Massachusetts government workers and the keepers of public records be able to easily exchange documents, but those with disabilities may simply continue to use Office as their peers convert to ODF software, later changing over themselves when accessibility tools for ODF software become available.”

Microsoft’s capitulation on building an ODF plugin became news last week. The company announced the creation of the project, and made a download of a Word 2007 prototype available.

Despite the concession, Microsoft did not let the fight end without tossing a late jab at ODF:

(Microsoft’s) Open XML and ODF were designed to meet very different customer requirements….

ODF focuses on more limited requirements, is architected very differently and is now under review in OASIS subcommittees to fill key gaps such as spreadsheet formulas, macro support and support for accessibility options. As a result, certain compromises and customer disclosures will be a necessary part of translating between the two formats.