Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st May 2009 13:27 UTC
Windows Along with the release of the Windows 7 release candidate came new system requirements for Microsoft's next operating system. This updated set of requirements has been declared final, making them the official system requirements for Windows 7 final. Seeing Microsoft's rather... Dubious past dealings with minimum system requirements, let's take a look at Windows 7's.
Permalink for comment 361247
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: XP
by aahjnnot on Fri 1st May 2009 15:51 UTC in reply to "XP"
aahjnnot
Member since:
2008-07-24

The XP minimal requirements are just as ridiculous as that of Vista... unless all you do is play minesweeper.

To be fair to Microsoft - not something I say very often - XP originally ran pretty well with that specification. The problems only started when you added anti-virus software; and remember that when XP was launched many home PCs weren't connected to the internet so antivirus wasn't a necessity.

Of course, after several years of service packs, XP is now barely usable with 512MB of RAM. But a fully patched copy of XP is hugely different from the 2003 version.

Reply Parent Score: 3