You’ve been asked to upgrade a computer running Windows XP to Windows Vista. The computer has an 800 MHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 10 gigabytes of available hard drive space, and VGA graphics. Will this computer run Windows Vista?
A) Yes, but only at the minimum specifications
B) Yes, at both the minimum and the recommended specifications
C) No, the computer doesn’t have enough processing power
D) No, the computer doesn’t have enough disk space
E) How about a nice game of chess?
The answer: D) No, the computer doesn’t have enough disk space
A minimum installation of Windows Vista requires at least 20 GB of available space for Windows Vista Home Basic, and 40 GB of available space for all other Windows Vista versions.
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