Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Some Common Vista Faq

To start with today we are going to take some of the common requirements of vista in terms of personal system.

This are the common questions which every time i use to find on each forum repeatedly one after other.. So some where i think i should make the things a bit happening with the same scrap faq.
Here they are.....

What are the PC requirements for Vista?

According to Microsoft:

A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC includes at least:

  • 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor¹).
  • 1 GB of system memory.
  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)², Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel.
  • 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space.
  • DVD-ROM Drive.
  • Audio output capability.
  • Internet access capability.

What are the minimum system requirements to run Vista's Aero Glass feature?

  • DirectX 9 video card
  • Pixel shader 2.0 support
  • AGP 4x or better or PCI Express video cards are recommended.
  • At least 64 MB of video memory for standard resolution monitors. More will be needed for high resolution or multiple monitor setups.
  • A special WDDM video driver

How much RAM is recommended for smooth operation of Vista?

It depends. If you are running Vista Home, you probably will do fine with 5122mb. If you are trying to run Vista's Aero interface from Vista Premium or above that, then you will probably need at least 1 GB. For an optimum experience it is recommend 2 GB of RAM however, it certainly does not stop there. If you are running graphic intensive programs or running some heavy media type applications, you may need more than that. Not only the RAM will make for smooth operation of Vista. A dual core processor helps quite a lot too.

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