Microsoft yesterday revealed the minimum requirements for Windows 10 for phones as well as Windows 10 for desktop at the WinHEC conference in Shenzhen, China. Microsoft has provided detailed specifications required to boot, run and update Windows 10 for desktops as well as phones.
As Microsoft the specifications define the minimum hardware requirements for the following:
- Boot and run Windows 10.
- Update and service Windows 10.
- Provide a baseline user experience that is comparable with similar devices and computers.
Let’s take a look at the minimum requirements for Windows 10 for Desktops and phones.
Minimum Requirements for Windows 10 for Phones / Windows Mobile:
- 512 MB RAM (32-bit)
- Storage Memory >= 4 GB (sdCard required in order to get updates on devics with 4 GB internal storage)
- Direct X9 graphics
The amount of RAM required on Windows 10 for phone / Windows Mobile depends upon the screen resolution of the device. Below is the picture summarizing the requirements for Windows 10 for phones/Windows Mobile according to the screen resolution:
Now talking about Windows 10 minimum requirements for Desktop. Let’s take a look at that.
Minimum Requirements for Windows 10 for Desktop:
2GB for 64-bit
1GB for 32-bit
>= 16GB for 32-bit OS
>=20GB for 64-bit OS
- Minimum Screen Resolution:
800 x 600 and higher (>= 8 inches for Consumer version and >= 7 inches for Pro version)
- Graphics: DirectX 9
- Tablet Buttons
Required – Power, Volume Up/Down
Optional – Start, Rotation lock
Windows 10 will also Support the new SoC processors. from Qualcomm (MSM8909, MSM8208, MSM8994, MSM8992, MSM8952) , Intel (Cherrytail, Intel, Atom X3 (LTE)), AMD (Carrizo, Carrizo-L) etc.
Taking a look at the minimum requirements one can conclude that it is almost the same as that of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. So almost all of the devices currently running Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 are eligible to be upgraded to Windows 10 or Windows 10 for phones.
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