Many people are already wondering what hardware configuration you need to be able to run the Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft. In this article we are going to present the recommended system requirements of the Windows 8 operating system.
You computer needs to have a processor of minimum speed of 1,2 GHZ ( 32 or 64 bit ). Also, you need to have at least 1 GB of ram memory ( 32 bits ) or 2 GB of RAM memory ( 64 bits ).
Regarding storage, Windows 8 demands around 16 GB for the 32 bit version and 20 GB for the 64 bits version. Regarding video requirements, Windows 8 needs DirectX 9.0 support. It would be ideal to have a touchscreen display to benefit from the Metro interface advantages.
As you can see Windows 8 has similar system requirements to Windows 7 . So if you already have a computer that is capable of running Windows 7 or Windows Vista then it is safe to say that you will be able to run the Windows 8 OS without problems.