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Windows Vista Requirements (1Ghz CPU / 1GB of RAM)
« on: August 19, 2014, 05:45:24 AM »
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919183

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Recommended minimum hardware requirements for Windows Vista
The following list describes the recommended minimum hardware requirements for basic functionality of the different editions of Windows Vista. Actual hardware requirements will vary, depending on system configuration and on the programs and the features that you install. If you install Windows Vista over a network, additional hard disk space may be required.

    Windows Vista Home Basic
        800MHz (x86) 32-bit or 64-bit (x64) processor
        512 MB RAM

       Note On system configurations that use system memory as graphics memory, at least 448 MB of system memory must be available to the operating system after some memory is allocated for graphics.

        DirectX 9-class graphics card http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=3738
        32 MB of graphics memory
        20-gigabyte (GB) hard disk that has 15 GB of free hard disk space
        Internal or external DVD drive
        Internet access capability
        Audio output capability

Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business,
Windows Vista Enterprise, and
Windows Vista Ultimate

        1-gigahertz(GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
        1 GB of RAM

        Windows Aero-capable graphics card http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=3738
        Note This includes a DirectX 9-class graphics card that supports the following:
        A WDDM driver; Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware; 32 bits per pixel
        128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
        40-GB hard disk that has 15 GB of free hard disk space
(the 15GB of free space provides room for temporary file storage during the install or upgrade.)
        Internal or external DVD drive
        Internet access capability
        Audio output capability

Note A Windows Aero-capable graphics card is a graphics card that meets the following requirements:

    Supports a Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) driver
    Has a DirectX 9-class graphics processor unit (GPU) that supports Pixel Shader 2.0
    Supports 32 bits per pixel
    Passes the Windows Aero acceptance test in the Windows Driver Kit (WDK)


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Re: Windows Vista Requirements (1Ghz CPU / 1GB of RAM)
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 06:38:35 PM »
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Vista can only be installed on an NTFS partition. With Windows XP you could
install it on a FAT32 file system or an NTFS file system. If you installed
XP on a FAT32 file system you also had the option of converting the
disk/partition to NTFS after XP had been installed. This is one of the
differences between XP and Vista. Vista, however, doesn't install on a FAT32
file system; it only installs on an NTFS file system.