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.

Windows To Make Apple Rich

January 25, 2020

Thanks to the Boot Camp software released by Apple, Windows users can switch to the Mac and bring their OS along for the ride with OS X.

The Apple Boot Camp software has been available in public beta, pending its incorporation into the next version of Mac OS X. Boot Camp allows users to install Windows XP and run it natively on Intel-based Macs.

That sound you heard was the ka-ching of cash registers ringing in Cupertino. Windows to thank for helping out Apple? Apparently so, according to a report from Forbes.

“Judging from consumer interest, it is reasonable to believe that Boot Camp will play a significant role in Apple gaining market share over the next twelve months,” the firm said in a statement to clients, the article noted.

This is where it gets a little strange.

Analysts from Piper Jaffray have cited their survey on PC purchasers. Of 42 shoppers who plan to purchase a PC soon, 8.3 percent plan to buy a Mac instead of a PC due to the availability of the Boot Camp software.

That works out to three people, out of 42. If that percentage were to hold true for the entire market, it would more than double Apple’s market share in the US, currently around 3.6 percent.

The desire to keep Windows XP available on a new platform revolves around applications. Although there are many common applications on Windows that the Mac can match, in the home market there is one category that they cannot touch – the gaming market.

Hardcore gamers aren’t likely to part with carefully tweaked machines running Windows XP on top of overclocked AMD chips and the latest video cards installed. A less serious gaming fan could make that change and not miss a Windows-only platform too much.

Windows users would get a best of both worlds experience. They would have access to a Mac platform that is well-suited to creating and distributing digital media, like video, that has become so popular through sites like YouTube and Google Video.

For applications requiring a Windows-or-nothing platform, users can switch over to XP via Boot Camp, and likely run what they need. A great example of this would be the software-as-a-service (SaaS) available from Salesforce through its AppExchange program.

Software that may not run under a browser in Mac could do so in IE on the XP side. If SaaS does take off as Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has evangelized, maybe it will be Mac hardware that provides some impetus for more users to embrace it.

Fixing Windows Registry Errors

December 28, 2019

The most important reason your should fix Windows Registry errors as they occur is that this one single preventative measure can greatly increase the life-expectancy of your Windows system by stabilizing the growth of its Registry.

Prevention is Key!

It is a fact of Windows that trying to fix Registry problems after they occur is much more difficult than preventing their occurrence in the first place. So when it comes to the Windows Registry, the motto should always be “prevention is key!” This is because it is often the most common and abundant types of errors that wind up killing Registries, especially those caused by a system’s registered applications, users, and even Windows itself.

As new applications are installed and old applications are removed, and as registered applications continue accessing and changing Registry data, they often leave small bits of themselves behind as orphaned registry entries.

By themselves, these errors will probably not reveal themselves in any degradation of speed or normal Windows functions, especially if your system is new. But if these errors are allowed to accumulate for a very long time, they can greatly increase a Registry’s size and wreak havoc on the overall structure and stability of its database. And for a fast-growing Registry, even small error accumulations can quickly send your Registry’s database structure out of control.

If you don’t fix these Windows Registry errors often, your system can very easily fall victim to sudden crashes, system stalls, or a severe decrease in operating speed. It is particularly at risk if you frequently install or uninstall applications and hardware, since these actions increase the Registry’s rate of growth further by adding more registered components, orphaned Registry entries, and undeleted drivers to your system.

Registry Repair Utilities

Once you have made the decision to fix Windows Registry errors on your system, you will need to know something about how to go about it. Although some versions of Windows provide built-in background system utilities designed to maintain Registry structure and stability, these utilities only address the most basic Registry problems in the most primitive ways, making them insufficient when a Registry becomes very large and complicated. However, there are many third-party Windows Registry repair utilities available on the Internet that are inexpensive and easy to use.

For general maintenance and prevention purposes, Combination Repair/Cleaning utilities are perfect. They are effective in finding and removing errors caused by invalid references, viruses, and spyware/tracking programs, and usually have other features, like Registry defragmenting and backup/restore utilities and scanning schedules, that make it very easy to maintain your computer’s health and optimize its performance.