Windows 8 system requirements

If you would like to run Windows eight on your laptop, here's what it takes:
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver


Additional necessities to use bound features:


  • To use bit, you would like a pill or a monitor that supports multitouch 
  • To access the Windows Store and to transfer and run apps, you would like a lively web association and a screen resolution of a minimum of 1024 x 768
  • To snap apps, you would like a screen resolution of a minimum of 1366 x 768
  • Internet access (ISP fees may apply)
  • Secure boot needs computer code that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority within the UEFI signature information
  • Some games and programs may need a graphics card compatible with DirectX ten or higher for optimum performance
  • Microsoft account needed for a few options
  • Watching DVDs needs separate playback software package 
  • Windows Media Center license oversubscribed individually 
  • BitLocker to travel needs a USB flash drive (Windows eight professional only)
  • BitLocker needs either trustworthy  Platform Module (TPM) one.2 or a USB flash drive (Windows eight professional only)
  • Client Hyper-V needs a 64-bit system with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and extra two GB of RAM (Windows eight professional only)
  • A TV tuner is needed to play and record live TV in Windows Media Center (Windows eight professional Pack and Windows eight Media Center Pack only)
  • Free web TV content varies by earth science, some content may need further fees (Windows eight professional Pack and Windows eight Media Center Pack only)