The best Windows yet is here.

The best Windows yet is here.

in IT Solutions July 30, 2015

What are the system requirements for Windows 10?

These are the minimum hardware specifications needed to run Windows 10:
  • Processor: 1GHz or faster processor
  • RAM: 1GB for 32-bit or 2GB for 64-bit Windows 10
  • Hard disk space: 16GB for 32-bit or 20GB for 64-bit
  • Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later
  • Display: 1024x600 pixels or higher (virtually all devices have this)

Which versions of Windows will get a free upgrade to Windows 10?

Click here to see which version of windows you are currently running.

Only the following versions are eligible for the update:

  • Windows 7 SP1 (Service Pack 1)
  • Windows 8.1 Update
  • Windows Phone 8.1

These versions are not eligible (some merely require updating to the versions above):

  • Windows 7 RTM (this can be updated to SP1 for free)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 (this can be updated to 8.1 Update for free)
  • Windows 8.1 RTM (this can be updated to 8.1 Update)
  • Windows RT (the version of Windows used on the Microsoft Surface and Surface 2 – cannot be updated)
  • Windows Phone 8.0 (updates may be available from your mobile operator or Microsoft)

In terms of specific versions, the upgrade will work on a “like-to-like” basis:

Upgrade from Windows 7:

From Edition

To Edition

Windows 7 Starter

Windows 10 Home

Windows 7 Home Basic

Windows 7 Home Premium

Windows 7 Professional

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 7 Ultimate

Upgrade from Windows 8:

From Edition

To Edition

Windows 8.1

Windows 10 Home

Windows 8.1 Pro

Windows10 Pro

Windows 8.1 Pro Student

Windows 8.1 Pro WMC

Windows Phone 8.1

Windows 10 Mobile

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