How to test if your PC can run Windows 8.1

Although there have been more than 2 months launch Windows 8.1, Are still users of previous systems Windows still have not decided whether to upgrade or not this OS. As the majority of users Windows 8 already installed the update Windows 8.1 (Available free of charge for them through Windows Store) Users Windows 7, Windows Vista si Windows XP must first, if they decide to go and the Windows 8.1, To check whether Their PCs support this operating system before buying installation files its (running computers) Windows 8 can run just as well Windows 8.1).

The minimum requirements of a PC to be able to run Windows 8.1 are the following:

  • processor 1 GHz minimum (My processor is recommended for fast and powerful but)
  • minimum 1 GB RAM for 32 bits and 2 GB RAM for 64 bit
  • minimum 16 GB HDD for 32 bits and 20 GB for 64 bits (users Windows 8 will need 3000 MB space to update the 32 bits and 3900 MB space for 64 bit)
  • video card supporting minimum DirectX9 and driver WDDM

To help users of previous systems Windows to check if their PCs can run Windows 8.1, Microsoft launched a free utility enabling them to identify whether or not compatibility between computers and system (Or if the programs installed on the computer will be functional after the upgrade), namely Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant.

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Also, Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant will check if hard-disk space it is sufficient to install update the / system Windows 8.1 (And if it is not enough to require users to free space on the HDD).

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Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant is compatible with Windows 7 si Windows 8.1users XP si Vista who want to upgrade to the latest system Windows they will have to use the tool Windows NEXT Upgrade Assistant.

Download in English Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant.

Download in English Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant (for XP and Vista).

Note: Although most programs run on Windows 8 are compatible with Windows 8.1, users will have to reinstall the installed applications from Windows Store. users Windows 7 who will upgrade to Windows 8.1 will only be able to keep data and files personal and system settings, having to reinstall all the applications used after the upgrade.

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How to test if your PC can run Windows 8.1

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