Are you worried that with the upcoming release of Windows 8, the new OS from Microsoft, you may end up buying a new PC as well? Fortunately not, Windows 8 system requirements will be the same, or even lower, than those of Windows 7. Existing Vista compatible PCs will be able to install the new operating system as well.
Tami Reller, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Windows division, at the 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference:
“In both of our Windows 8 previews, we talked about continuing with the important trend that we started with Windows 7, keeping system requirements either flat or reducing them over time. Windows 8 will be able to run on a wide range of machines because it will have the same requirements or lower.”
“We’ve also built intelligence into Windows 8 so that it can adapt to the user experience based on the hardware of the user. So, whether you’re upgrading an existing PC, or buying a new one, Windows will adapt to make the most of that hardware.”
In other words, good news for those looking forward to the new operating system but need to keep their budget low since they won’t have to buy new hardware.