Making Sure Your System Is Ready for a Particular Windows Version

Got a recent system? Any system built in the last three years can easily achieve (and usually far surpass) the hardware requirements for installing any version of Windows covered on the A+ Certification Operating Systems Exam. However, in the real world, digital dinosaurs that might not be fast enough or have enough free disk space to support some versions of Windows still roam the earth.

Table 16.1 lists the requirements for Windows 95, 98, and Me, and Table 16.2 lists the requirements for Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, and Windows XP.

Table 16.1. Hardware Requirements for Windows 9x/Me by Version
Hardware ComponentWindows Version
Processor386DX486-DX2 ...

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