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  1. 1.  Introduction
    1. 1.1.  Abbreviations
  2. 2.  Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 System Requirements
    1. 2.1.  Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP System Requirements
    2. 2.2.  Windows Vista/7 System Requirements
    3. 2.3.  Windows 8/8.1 System Requirements
    4. 2.4.  Windows 10 System Requirements
  3. 3.  Resources And Additional Information

1.  Introduction

Windows system requirements define the minimum and sometimes recommended hardware required to install and run Windows. The primary Windows system requirements are for processor, memory, and hard disk. This page lists the Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 system requirements for processor, memory, and hard disk.

1.1.  Abbreviations


2.  Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 System Requirements

2.1.  Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP System Requirements

Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP System Requirements
Windows
(Build)
95 98 ME 2000 Pro
(NT 5.0)
XP
(NT 5.1)
General
Availability
15 Aug 1995 30 Jun 1998 31 Dec 2000 31 Mar 2000 31 Dec 2001
Processor
(recommended)
386DX
(486)
486DX 66MHz 150MHz 133MHz 233MHz
(300MHz)
Memory
(recommended)
4MB
(8MB)
16MB
(24MB)
32MB 32MB
(64MB)
64MB
(128MB)
Hard Disk 27-84MB free 120-355MB free 320MB free 2GB with 650MB free 1.5GB free

2.2.  Windows Vista/7 System Requirements

Windows Vista/7 System Requirements
Windows
(Build)
Vista
HB
(NT 6.0)
Vista
HP, Bus, Ent, Ult
(NT 6.0)
7
(NT 6.1)
General
Availability
30 Jan 2007 30 Jan 2007 22 Oct 2009
Processor 800MHz (32/64-bit) 1GHz (32/64-bit)
Memory 512MB (32/64-bit) 1GB (32/64-bit) 1GB (32-bit)/2GB (64-bit)
Hard Disk 20GB with 15GB
free (32/64-bit)
40GB with 15GB
free (32/64-bit)
16GB free (32-bit)/20GB free (64-bit)

2.3.  Windows 8/8.1 System Requirements

Windows 8/8.1 System Requirements
Windows
(Build)
8
(NT 6.2)
8.1
(NT 6.3)
General
Availability
26 Oct 2012 17 Oct 2013
Processor 1GHz with support for PAE,
NX, and SSE2 (32/64-bit)
Memory 1GB (32-bit)/2GB (64-bit)
Hard Disk 16GB free (32-bit)/20GB free (64-bit)

2.4.  Windows 10 System Requirements

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There are two official releases of Windows 10 Version 1809; 1.) Build 10.0.17763.1 released 02 Oct 2018, and 2.) Build 10.0.17763.107 released 13 Nov 2018. For additional information, see Updated Version Of Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released To Windows Insiders (blogs.windows.com) and Resuming The Rollout Of The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (blogs.windows.com).
Windows 10 System Requirements
Windows
(Build)
10 Version 1507
(10.0.10240)
10 Version 1511
(10.0.10586.0)
10 Version 1607
(10.0.14393.0)
10 Version 1703
(10.0.15063.0)
General
Availability
29 Jul 2015 12 Nov 2015 02 Aug 2016 11 Apr 2017
Processor 1GHz (32/64-bit)
Memory 1GB (32-bit)/2GB (64-bit)
Hard Disk 16GB free (32-bit)/20GB free (64-bit)
Windows 10 System Requirements
Windows
(Build)
10 Version 1709
(10.0.16299.15)
10 Version 1803
(10.0.17134.1)
10 Version 1809
(10.0.17763.1)
10 Version 1809
(10.0.17763.107)
General
Availability
17 Oct 2017 30 Apr 2018 02 Oct 2018 13 Nov 2018
Processor 1GHz (32/64-bit)
Memory 1GB (32-bit)/2GB (64-bit)
Hard Disk 16GB free (32-bit)/20GB free (64-bit)
Windows 10 System Requirements
Windows
(Build)
10 Version 1903
(10.0.18362.30)
General
Availability
21 May 2019
Processor 1GHz (32/64-bit)
Memory 1GB (32-bit)/2GB (64-bit)
Hard Disk 32GB free (32/64-bit)

3.  Resources And Additional Information