Have you ever thought about the reason behind Windows 8 luring the users? Is it only the touch interface? It is not so, it has features that make this Operating System a stand-alone product in the market. Although Windows 7 has been doing good, but Windows 8 has features that outshines Windows 7 in many respects.
For example, it takes less time to boot up and shut down when compared to all the other versions of Windows Operating Systems. It is, then very simple to understand that it consumes less power. Windows 8 has been designed in such a way that it consumes less disk space, uses less memory; it fits wide variety of devices and different sizes of screens.
The task manager, file manager and the set up processes in Windows 8 have been immensely optimized. Overall performance has been improved to consume less resource and power. This ultimately, leads to longer battery life of laptops and other mobile devices.
We’re sure that you would be excited about the new Windows 8, but don’t put yourself off by thinking that it needs high-end hardware and you can’t change your system immediately. You can also try your hands on installing it in your old system, as it can also be used on low-end hardware as well.
What are the hardware requirements of Windows 8?
You need minimum of 1 GHz processor (32 bit or 64 bit), 1 GB Ram and 16 GB of Disk Space. Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver is also required.
- If you want to have a touch experience, then you have to bring on devices that support multi-touch.
- If you want to download and run apps from Windows store, then you need an internet connection, with a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
- Also, if you want to snap apps, you need a minimal screen resolution of 1366 x 768.
You might be curious to know whether using Windows 8 in an older version of hardware is a good idea or not, we were also curious about it. So our team installed it in an older version of hardware and to our surprise, it was smooth on the low-performing hardware, differences were there though. If you take care of few things, we believe you can use Windows 8 with your old system.
Little thinking and updated software patches can make your Windows 8 work well, download the latest patches and get an optimized performance of your O.S. Keep yourself updated about the latest drivers meant for Windows 8, so that you can acquire more stability.
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