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4 GB RAM & Windows 10

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    4 GB RAM & Windows 10


    How is Windows 10 going to run on a PC with 4 GB RAM?

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    Redmond
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Hard to say, as machine performance is more than just the amount of RAM in the machine. Given Windows 10 will be a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, and there are at least a decent number of x86 installs of those out there, it's possible that there will be x86 editions of Windows 10. That would mean it would be designed to run at least the 32bit platform within the 4GB RAM limitations. There's a 32bit preview edition along with the 64bit version, and while obviously I can't say for certain that will survive to RTM, it's likely that it will.
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    Both of my PC's are 64-bit processors with 4 GB memory (RAM).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Williams View Post
    How is Windows 10 going to run on a PC with 4 GB RAM?
    It runs great.

    Besides, why can't you post Windows 10 questions to the proper Windows 10 Forums???
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    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    One could also register and download the preview - and check it out for himself

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=522100 x64

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=522101 x86
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    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    One could also register and download the preview - and check it out for himself

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=522100 x64

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=522101 x86
    I am afraid too. Should I install it or not? I've tried it in a virtual machine. Don't want to make a dual boot thing. Wondering if I should just install it on my system. As long as it doesn't crash my system, I don't mind doing it. I am computer smart, but not as computer smart as some of you are on here that helps people.
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    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    It's FREE.. And until it is a consumer release, for me anyway, it will stay in a VM
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