System Requirements for Installing Windows 10

System Requirements for Installing Windows 10 If you want to upgrade your operating system to Windows 10 on your PC or tablet, you will need minimum hardware. So what will be the minimum system requirements for installing Windows 10 ?. Here are the official minimum recommended specs for a Windows 10 machine, as provided by Microsoft. This list includes basic system requirements for installing Windows 10 plus additional hardware that is required for certain features. If you are looking for System Requirements for Windows 10 Enterprise here is my post on that.

You could download Windows 10 from the below links.

Sign in to the Volume Licensing Service Centre to download Enterprise editions.
Sign in to your subscription on the MSDN Portal for MSDN downloads.
Visit the Windows Insider site to download Insider Preview builds
Visit the Download Academic Products page for Education editions (product key required).

System Requirements for Installing Windows 10

Operating System – To upgrade to Windows 10 you will need the latest version either Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows 8.1 with Update 2.

Processor: 1 GHz or faster processor or SoC (system on a chip). 64-bit versions of Windows 10 require a processor that supports CMPXCHG16b, PrefetchW, and LAHF/SAHF capabilities.

RAM: 1 GB for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit

Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit or 20 GB for 64-bit

Graphics: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver. Some games and apps might require DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance.

Display: 1024 x 600. The number of applications that can be snapped depends upon the minimum resolution for each application.

Touch: A tablet or a monitor that supports multi-touch.

Internet Access and Microsoft account: Required for some features.

Cortana support: Cortana is only supported in the United States, United Kingdom, China, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. Speech recognition requires a microphone.

Windows Hello: A specialized illuminated infrared camera for facial recognition or iris detection, or a finger print reader which supports the Window Biometric Framework.

Music and Video streaming:  The Xbox Music and Xbox Video streaming capabilities are only available in certain regions.

Secure Boot: Firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database.

Device Guard: Only available in Windows 10 Enterprise. Requires UEFI Secure Boot with 3rd party UEFI CA removed from the UEFI database, TPM 2.0, virtualization support configured on by default in the System Firmware (BIOS), Intel VT-x or AMD RVI virtualization extensions, Intel EPT or AMD RVI Second Level Address Translation, Intel VT-d or AMD-Vi IOMMU, UEFI BIOS configured to prevent unauthorized user from disabling Device Guard hardware security features, and Microsoft signed and compatible kernel mode drivers.

Device encryption. A PC with InstantGo and TPM 2.0.

BitLocker: Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2, TPM 2.0 or a USB flash drive.

BitLocker To Go: Windows 10 Pro or higher, a USB flash drive.

Client Hyper-V: Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise 64-bit, second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and an additional 2 GB of RAM.

Miracast: A Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.3-compatible display adapter and a Wi-Fi adapter that supports Wi-Fi Direct.

Wi-Fi Direct Printing: A Wi-Fi adapter that supports Wi-Fi Direct and a device that supports Wi-Fi Direct Printing.

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