The big question for anyone hoping to upgrade to Windows 10 when it’s released later this month is whether or not it will run smoothly on their system. Microsoft has just released the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10, so take a look. According to Geek.com:
Microsoft’s new OS will still run on some pretty basic hardware. To run the desktop OS, all you’ll need is 1GB of RAM for the 32-bit version or 2GB of RAM for the 64-bit version. In terms of hard drive requirements, you’re looking at a minimum of 16GB and 20GB, respectively. Processors must be able to run at 1GHz or better and GPUs need to support at least DirectX 9.
In other words, if you’re currently rocking Windows 8, your computer should be just fine powering Windows 10. (There is no Windows 9, oddly enough). So that’s good news, eh?