Look at that view distance!

Which of these specifications meets the minimum hardware requirements for the 64-bit version of Windows 7?


B) 16 GB free disk space

C) BIOS version 9.0

D) 1 GHz x86 CPU

E) As long as I can set the slider to Ultra, I’m good.

The answer: A) 2 GB RAM

Windows 7 x64 requires 2 GB of RAM, 20 GB of free disk space, and a 1 GHz x64 CPU. This is slightly different than the requirements for the 32-bit version of Windows 7 which only needs 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of free disk space as a minimal configuration.

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