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  1. #21


    Posts : 86
    Windows 7 x64


    So what will happen to the old hardware that was only supported by beta drivers for windows vista?

    Such as the Nvidia 5200 and 5500....

    Will the vista drivers still work?

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  2. #22


    Posts : 86
    Windows 7 x64


    [QUOTE=Lebon14;11106]Hmm... According to the rumor, the new UI will take 128MB of video RAM... taking that into considertaion

    The following are3 purely made FOR FUN
    On my main retail editions

    Minimum : (x86 only)
    Intel P4/AMD Athlon 1.5 GHz
    2 GB of RAM
    20 GB of HDD space
    256 MB of dedicated Video Ram with DirectX 10 compliant card

    Minimum : (x64)
    AMD Athlonx64/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5 GHz
    2 GB of RAM
    25 GB of HDD space
    256 MB of dedicated Video Ram with DirectX 10 compliant card

    QUOTE]

    I think that Microsoft will only have a min spec of DirectX 9.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7/8


    [QUOTE=Beta;16691]
    Quote Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
    Hmm... According to the rumor, the new UI will take 128MB of video RAM... taking that into considertaion

    The following are3 purely made FOR FUN
    On my main retail editions

    Minimum : (x86 only)
    Intel P4/AMD Athlon 1.5 GHz
    2 GB of RAM
    20 GB of HDD space
    256 MB of dedicated Video Ram with DirectX 10 compliant card

    Minimum : (x64)
    AMD Athlonx64/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5 GHz
    2 GB of RAM
    25 GB of HDD space
    256 MB of dedicated Video Ram with DirectX 10 compliant card

    QUOTE]

    I think that Microsoft will only have a min spec of DirectX 9.
    Windows 8 to have same system requirements as Windows 7 | Windows 8 Beta
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  4. #24


    NW FLA.-Redneck Country
    Posts : 154
    Windows 7 Enterprise X64/ Windows 10 Pro X64


    If they want to sell windows 8, I would think they would make it compatable with as many machines as possibe. I would also agree that if you can run 7 well, you'll be able to run Windows 8.
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  5. #25


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,777
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    I would think so. I believe 8 will just have some refinements over 7, with the ability to run well on different platforms (their real reason to make it). A Guy
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