Hardware Requirements For Windows VistaAugust 5, 2021
Microsoft has created two classifications to help ascertain if your computer is capable of running Windows Vista: Vista Capable and Vista Premium Ready.
Vista Capable pc’s need to have a minimum 800 Mhz CPU, 512MB of system memory, a 20GB hard drive with at least 15GB of free space, and a DirectX 9 class graphics card. A computer that meets these requirements will be able to run all versions of Windows Vista but you may not have access to the transparencies, glass effects and other special features of the new Windows Aero user interface without upgrading your graphics hardware. Since most stores will be selling the DVD version of Windows Vista, it’s also advisable to have a DVD-ROM drive installed, although Microsoft state that a CD-ROM version will be available. Rom-com anime
Vista Premium Ready pc’s will require at least a 1Ghz CPU, 1GB of system memory, a 40GB hard drive with at least 15GB of free space, and an Aero-compatible graphics card which supports the new Windows Display Driver Model with at least 128mb of onboard memory. A computer that meets these requirements will be able to take advantage of the “high end” features of Windows Vista and generally make for a more pleasant experience with transparencies, window animations, and other eye candy.