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  1. #1


    Buckinghamshire
    Posts : 99
    Windows 7 Professional 64- bit

    PC Hardware for Windows 8


    Will there be any specific hardware needed for Windows 8 ? (eg) 64bit CPUs, Graphics Card, Sound Card, minimum RAM ? appreciate any advice

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  2. #2


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,380
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    We just don't know. Anything stated would just be subjecture. A Guy
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  3. #3


    Buckinghamshire
    Posts : 99
    Windows 7 Professional 64- bit


    I see, thank you for your answer.
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  4. #4


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,380
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    I would expect that, like Seven, Eight will need no special hardware. It will just have minimum specs, and it's likely would run on a PC that can run Seven. A Guy
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  5. #5


    I also expect something like that.
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  6. #6


    Buckinghamshire
    Posts : 99
    Windows 7 Professional 64- bit


    Thats what I was hoping
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  7. #7


    Well, I guess it'll be the same Windows 7 minimum requirements. There's no reason for panic ...lol...
    Last edited by vrosa; 30 Jun 2011 at 18:31. Reason: little change in my opinion
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  8. #8


    Aus, Gold Coast
    Posts : 250
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)


    Found this Windows 8 Windows 8 System Requirements but its not official.
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  9. #9


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Those specs seem to be..ah...well....


    Motherboard - Asus P5GC-MX Intel 945 chipset? I kinda like Gigabyte

    Processor - Intel Dual Core? Might be a problem for tablets

    RAM - 2 GB @ 1333 Mhz, so 1066MHZ isn't going to work

    Hard drive - 250 GB, for an OS
    Was hoping the OS would be smaller than that

    Optical Drive - 20x DVD Writer, Is this that floppy drive thing I heard about?

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  10. #10


    Motherboard - Asus P5GC-MX Intel 945 chipset
    Processor - Intel Dual Core
    RAM - 2 GB @ 1333 Mhz
    Hard drive -
    250 GB
    Optical Drive - 20x DVD Writer


    It doesn't make sense. Any rig that can run Windows 7 smoothly will probably run Windows 8 too.
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