System requirements

Windows 8 has requirements that can be compared with the requirements of the previous version of the system - Windows 7. Therefore, if you install Windows 8 on a computer that has been installed version 7, you can besure that the installation is successful and you can enjoy all the features offered by Microsoft's new OS.

For comfortable work in Windows 8, you will need a processor that runs at the minimum frequency of 1 GHz or higher.The amount of RAM in your computer should have at least 1 GB if you install the 32-bit version of the operating system, and at least 2 GB boot a 64-bit system.Most modern computers support the work with 64-bit Windows, which has a better performance.How
ever, it should be noted that if your computer has less than 4 GB of RAM, using 32-bit operating system is no longer justified and in no way impact on increasing the speed of your Windows. For faster operation of the system it is desirable to have two cores in the processor.

Before installing the system on your hard drive should be available about 16 GB.If you are installing a 64-bit system, to unpack the installation files take 20 GB.Requirements for the graphics card to work with the system low - enough to graphics card is compatible with DirectX 9, ieIt will fit almost any card issued in the last 6-8 years.

Additional system requirements

However, the successful launch of the latest games, you may need a new video card that is compatible with versions of DirectX 10 and 11. Find support information for your video card, you can right technology to your computer documentation or visit the manufacturer of the adapter.To access the functions of the system are also important to have certain parameters.Thus, the screen resolution of the device on which to install the OS must not be less than 1024x768 pixels for comfortable work with the interface Metro. To date, the most current version of Windows 8 is Windows 8.1.

verify compliance with the stated requirements of your computer, you can Microsoft with a special tool created by the company.To do this, go to the official website of the Windows section "Help" - "Setting" - "Can my computer run under windows 8.1?ยป In the list of options, select "Upgrade Advisor" and download the required files.Run the downloaded executable file.Guided by intuitive utility, check your system for compliance with the requirements of Windows 8.