Philippines Windows 8: Minimum System Requirements

Apr 4, 2013

Heard about the new Windows 8 Operating System? Can your device run Windows 8? Here is the list of sytem requirements according to Windows 8's website.

Windows 8 Logo minimum system requirements

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

Note: Microsoft says that if your computer can run Windows 7, it'll be able to run Windows 8.

For certain features, Windows 8 has other requirements. To use touch capabilities, you'll need a tablet or monitor that supports multitouch, but some laptops will get extra trackpad gestures.

Some applications are not compatible with Windows 8.
Some netbooks with resolution of 1024x600 pixels will have problems with apps snapping.

Have you installed Windows 8 on an old netbook, laptop and/or computer?
Tell us about it. We would be happy to hear from you.


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