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Microsoft Windows 10 System Requirements

Windows 10 is one of the latest operating system which is current at the doorway of genuine windows 7 or windows 8 pc. But most of them are confused about the windows 10 system requirements, due to the new update. If you have doubt about the system compatibility, check it with Get Windows 10 app (It will get through the windows update). If you are not using windows 7/8/8.1 or other OS, you can buy it from the Microsoft store at $ 119 for home version.


This post is part of Windows 10 tutorials for helping people find out the correct system specification before installing the upgrade. It shows the minimum and recommended system requirements for smooth working of windows 10 operating system. I already mention the overall system spec for getting free windows 10 upgrade in my previous post. Here you can explore more to find out the best system specs for this OS.

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Minimum Windows 10 System Requirements

Operating System:-

First you must know about the supporting windows operating systems for pc versions. Windows 10 needs minimum latest version of windows 7 service pack 1 (SP1) or windows 8 or 8.1 OS (32 and 64 bit). If you have Home premium, basic or starter version of windows 7, after upgrading get Windows 10 Home version. If you are using a professional or ultimate version, you will get Windows 10 Pro version. Currently there is no ultimate version of Windows 10 is not released. Some of the excluded OS‘s from the free upgrade are Windows 7 enterprise, Windows RT/ RT 8.1 and Windows 8/8.1 enterprise.


The minimum CPU is need for working of Windows 10 is Intel Pentium 4 with 1 GHz cloak speed or AMD Athlon XP 1600+ or higher. The processor cloak speed must be higher than 1 GHz and having 1 GB RAM for lagless working of Windows 10 operating system. But better processors are recommended with higher cloak speed and 2 GB RAM or more.

Hard Disk (HDD) Space:-

The windows update requires 3 GB internet data for full download, but the Windows 10 installation should need 20 GB hard disk space (HDD space) or more. The HDD space is depends on the processor architecture whether it is 32 bit or 64 bit. The 32 bit processor needs 16 GB HDD space and 20 GB for 64-bit. This is the minimum HDD space requirement for the latest windows update.

Display Specifications:-

You must need a minimum 800×600 pixels resolution screen. When I use the windows 10 upgrade, my display resolution is changed from 1366×768 pixels (Windows 7 Home premium SP1) to 1024×768 pixels. I was just stunned what happen to my display. This happened because the old display drivers are not compatible with Windows 10. The driver is automatically installed and gets back the 1366×768 pixel resolution back on this new OS.

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Graphics Card (GPU):-

According to Microsoft, you should need Graphics processing unit (GPU) direct 9.0 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver. If you have Nvidia Geforce 6500 series or AMD Radeon HD 2100 series GPU, it run on your system without any hassle in both in terms of performance and display.


The multiple language support is special feature of Windows 10. The supported languages are Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (UK & US), Estonian, Finnish, French, Germen, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Bokmal, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Swedish etc. To know more about the minimum system requirements, see the Windows 10 specifications.

Recommended System Specifications for Windows 10

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 Dual core E2100 series/ AMD Athlon 64 3200 series
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia Geforce GT 230/AMD Radeon HD 4650
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • HDD Space: 16 GB (32-bit)/20 GB (64-bit)

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This is all about the Windows 10 system requirements contains the minimum specifications in detail. It also included the recommended system specs for windows 10.

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