You’ve been given a computer that was previously running Windows XP, and you’ve been asked to install Windows Vista. The computer has a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 10 GB of free disk space. Can these components support the minimum requirements for Windows Vista?
A) No, the processor doesn’t meet minimum specifications
B) No, the memory doesn’t meet minimum specifications
C) No, the free disk space doesn’t meet minimum specifications
D) Yes, these components meet the minimum requirements for Windows Vista
E) Math is hard
The answer: C) No, the free disk space doesn’t meet minimum specifications
Windows Vista requires an 800 MHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 15 GB of free hard drive space on at least a 20 GB drive. Once you repartition the drive or clear some space to allow for at least 15 GB of hard drive space, you should be ready to go!
Want to know more? Watch “Installing Windows Vista.”
The Windows Vista operating system takes a departure from previous Windows versions with a streamlined installation process. In this video, we’ll take you from beginning to end with a clean install of Windows Vista on one of our virtual machines.