What PC Configuration Do You Need For Stable Windows 7?

By | April 30, 2011

In order to run stable Windows 7 on a PC you will need at least the following system requirements: The processor must be 1GHz or faster and can be run on either a 32-bit or 64-bit processor. For the 32-bit you need 1 GB RAM or 2 GB for 64-bit. Hard disk space of 16 GB for the 32-bit and 20 GB for 64-bit. A DirectX 9 graphics card with a WDDM 1.0 or higher driver. The functionality of your PC will depend on the correct configuration and some of the Windows 7 features require additional or advanced hardware. Windows 7 is designed for working with multi-core processors and 32-bit versions of Windows 7 support processor cores up to 32, whereas the 64-bit versions support processor cores of up to 256.

A good thing to remember when deciding to change over to Windows 7 on your PC will be to download the Upgrade Advisor from Windows 7. It is true though that if the PC runs Windows Vista that it will be able to run Windows 7. Before upgrading your PC though download the free advisor on the Microsoft web site to eliminate any future problems and ensure that any devices you usually use with your PC are plugged in as well as turned on. Tablet PC’s and Windows Touch will require specific hardware for stable Windows 7.

There will always be the possibility to add additional hardware to any PC if you for example wish to watch BluRay movies on your PC and a simple driver download will enable this, although many are quite comfortable with a standard DVD/RW drive for their Windows 7 system. Although it is advised to stick to DVD/RW to ensure the stability of your working experience with Windows 7.

AMD for Stability

Let us take a closer look at AMD for innovation, performance and stability for a Windows 7 system. HD video configuration and AMD Catalyst graphics software delivers unprecedented control in the performance as well as visual quality when using the AMD Radeon graphics processors. The hardware quality labs of Microsoft Windows certifies the AMD drivers for the Windows operating systems to deliver stable performance and further more peaking the limits of innovation with its advanced user friendly features.

HP Compaq 8000 Elite

It offers a very strong and stable work experience for Windows 7 usage with cutting-edge technology and advanced security. The great configuration includes a 250GB SATA Hard drive, 256MB NVidia Quadro NVS 290 video card, Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 processor and the DVD/RW is the 16x SATA SuperMulti Light Scribe.

HP Pavilion Dv9320us(ru972ua) PC Notebook

Has a great configuration for stable windows 7 also from AMD and it feature a dual-core processor, the AMD Turion 64×2. RAM size is 2 GB, with the configuration 2 x 1 GB. It runs uncomplicated, fast and very stable using Windows 7 using a 120 GB hard drive.


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