Updated 23 May, 2013, 7:47 pm IST
Is your PC Windows 8 ready?
Ever since we stepped into 2012, there have been predictions about how this year will be all about Windows 8. Almost half the year has passed, and we’ve seen Microsoft dish out the testing versions of Windows 8 in the form of the Developer preview and Consumer preview. Today, the software giant put forth the Windows 8 Release preview, the final public rollout before the highly anticipated Windows edition hits store shelves. Microsoft has also offered an early adoption update for those who wish to buy a Windows 7 PC, starting this Saturday, June 2, 2012, until next year, 31 january 2013. So, the question,Is your PC ready to upgrade to Windows 8? arises. We’ve jotted down the hardware specs that are needed to upgrade to Windows 8, and how we can prepare ourselves for this newest edition of Windows.
Check out the hardware spec requirement here:
1 gig of processor or above...
Faster drive recommended..
Windows 8 is a completely new beast, considering it comes bundled with the Metro user interface that’s worlds apart from the traditional Windows desktop environment that we’ve been used to. There’s a whole bunch of additional content in Windows 8, so you’re likely to see the installation size increase. The 32-bit Windows 8 installation requires some 16GB of free disk space on your drive, while the 64-bit version will take 20GB because of the larger binaries. This was the same amount of disk space required for Windows 7. For better performance of course, we’d recommend installing Windows 8 on a fast drive or better, a solid state drive.
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