Can Your Computer Run Windows 10?

With the latest version of Windows, Microsoft has come up with a new brand-new look, options, features, and more elements that I have previously covered in this article.

In this article, we’ll see whether or not your computer is ready to support Windows 10. If you are a Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 user, you should not encounter any problems with upgrading to the latest version, Windows 10. Furthermore, the upgrade is free as long as you own a valid license, and Microsoft recommends the upgrade.

Below you can see the upgrade matrix:

windows_10_upgrade_matrix

Nonetheless, if your computer is currently running an older version such as Windows XP, you won’t be able to upgrade to 10 for free, you will have to buy a valid Windows 10 license. Also, your computer might run it but the performance will be a bit low, and you may end in being disappointed with the new setup. My recommendation is to wait and buy a new PC instead of upgrading.

Let’s see the PC requirements to run Windows 10 on both 32 and 64-bit architectures.

Processor: 1 GHz or faster;

RAM memory at least:

  • 1 GB for 64-bit (x64);
  • 2 GB for 32-bit (x86);

Graphics: DirectX 9 with WDDM driver (Windows Display Driver Model);

Disk space: at least 16 GB;

Firmware: UEFI 2.3.1 with secure boot enabled;

According to these requirements, if your computer is no older than 4-5 years, it should work with Windows 10. Almost all programs intended for Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 work on Windows 10. Some Windows XP programs may also work.

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