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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Minimum System Requirements

Windows Vista

To run Windows Vista, your computer needs to meet the following minimum hardware requirements:

  • 800 megahertz (MHz) processor

  • 512 megabytes (MB) RAM

  • DirectX 9–capable graphics processor

  • 20 gigabytes (GB) hard disk drive capacity with 15 GB available space

Computers that meet these requirements may be labeled by their manufacturers as Windows Vista Capable.

To get an even better Windows Vista experience, including the Windows Aero visual effects, your computer needs to meet these minimum requirements:

  • 1 GHz processor

  • 1 GB of system memory

  • DirectX 9–capable graphics processor with a Windows Vista Display Driver Model (WDDM) driver, 128 GB of graphics memory (if the GPU uses dedicated memory; otherwise, no additional ...

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