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Windows Vista Requirments

By nkgupta268 ·

Pls tell me the hardware requirments for the installation of Windows Vista.

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Microsofts version

by w2ktechman In reply to Windows Vista Requirments

or actual requirements???

I would suggest a dual core processor with 1-2 GB of RAM, and a 128+MB video card, and a good SATA HDD (not western digital)

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Ot as adviced for Vista Ultimate (the most likely package?)

by Neil Higgins In reply to Microsofts version

1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) CPU
* 1 GB RAM
* 128 MB video card w/support for DirectX 9 WDDM driver, Pixel Shader 2.0, and 32 bits per pixel
* 40 GB hard disk
* DVD-ROM Drive

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Also consider...

by FBuchan In reply to Windows Vista Requirments issues. For example, the primary development tool you might see on a developers machin eto address Vista (Visual Studio 2005) is not actually Vista compatible without some heavy configuration effort. Even then, it runs so poorly in terms of performance, that it begs patience from even a rock. That is only one example, but I am certain there are more; so it might pay to consider the validity of upgrade based upon software configuration as an initial step toward hardware efficiency considerations. No point in building a firebreathing machine for Vista if the software fails.

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You need some beefy hardware

by jmgarvin In reply to Windows Vista Requirments

My min spec recommendation:

1.8ghz Proc
2gb RAM
128mb video card (name brand)
60 gb SATA hdd
DVD Drive

My recommended spec:

2.8ghz proc
4gb RAM
512mb video card (ATI or NVidia)
100gb SATA2 hdd
DVD drive

Also make sure your software works in Vista. There are a LOT of packages, even from MS, that don't work or require some tweeking to make them run in Vista.

Also, make sure if you are running Dells to test out the drivers. I found on the GX620s that the onboard video and sound drivers are borked in Vista. If you have onboard anything, cross your fingers....

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