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.


Preparing For Windows Vista

February 10, 2020

Windows Vista is the next major operating system release from Microsoft. This highly anticipated release not only has many new and exciting features but Microsoft have also improved the graphical user interface and given it a new visual style.

Windows Vista, which is due to be released to the business sector in November this year, sports hundreds of new features, many of which are designed for use within the business environment.

Why should I care?

Windows Vista brings many benefits to small, medium and large organizations. New features such as “Desktop Search” and the “Windows Explorer” improvements make finding and using information easier and quicker than ever before. It is stated that over 30% of an employee’s day is spent trying to find information – these new tools will help to reduce that figure and increase productivity within your company.

As we move into an ever increasing “mobile age” it is becoming more important for employees to be mobile enabled. The “Sync Centre” feature of Windows Vista is at the heart of Microsoft’s desktop / mobile technologies. This application eases the pain of mobile device synchronization and ensures the whole process is completed securely enabling users to have a consistent view whether they are in or out of the office.

Windows Vista also has many new security features that will aid in defending against the vast number of security threats that are present today on the Internet. With improved “Windows Firewall” and “Windows Defender” technologies, defending against spyware and unauthorized access is transparent. “User Account Control”, which protects against admin users inadvertently changing settings, ensures that any malware or virus that get onto your system cannot change any settings without you first agreeing to it. There are many other security features including granular auditing/logging, improved security update tools and full disk drive encryption – all of which combine to create the most secure Windows ever.

What should I do to ensure a smooth transition?

1. Windows Vista requires almost 4 times the processing power as Windows XP so it is important to know that your hardware is up to the task. In order to ascertain this produce an asset report on all of your desktop machines. This should detail processor type and speed, the physical size of memory and hard disk(s), the type of graphics card installed and the amount of graphics memory it has.

2. Microsoft are going to release 6 different versions of the operating system so it is therefore important to decide which version meets your business needs.

3. Understand what machines will be compatible with Windows Vista and what machines will need to be upgraded or replaced.

4. Produce a report detailing all software applications that are used throughout the business. This report should detail the product name and version.

5. Understand any compatibility issues between your installed software and Windows Vista.

6. Ensure that your users know how to use the features in Windows Vista that will improve both productivity and ensure security/reliability.

The next steps

With the launch of Windows Vista only a few months away, it is important that you take action now. If you follow the steps outlined above, you will ensure that your transition to Vista is smooth and ensure that your business remains productive, reliable and secure.