These are the minimum requirements of Windows 10

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The minimum requirements of Windows 10 have already been revealed, both in its desktop version and for mobile devices.

Microsoft It has been a couple of days monopolizing covers, and in fact we are in the hangover of a striking announcement in which they ensured that the pirated copies of Windows were also updated to Windows 10.

But leaving that aside for a moment, there are many more interesting news related to Microsoft OS, out of theWindows Hardware Engineering Community which is being held in China. For example, the minimum requirements of Windows 10.

In its version for computers, or desktop, Windows 10 has perhaps the requirements that we could expect, although there are a couple of details that we must take into account before taking the leap, especially if we come from very old versions of Windows.

Windows 10 minimum requirements for computers and tablets

To get started, Windows 10 needs a motherboard with UEFI, and not with a traditional BIOS; All motherboards currently sold are already UEFI, but you will need to consider this if you are coming from a computer with a couple of years on it. All because Windows 10 takes advantage of the functionality of safe boot.

As for RAM memory, it depends on which version we use. We will need 2 GB of RAM for the 64-bit version, while only 1 GB for the 32-bit version. We also see a difference in the amount of disk space required: 20 GB of storage for the 64-bit version16 GB for the 32-bit.

As for the graphics, we will need a graphics card compatible with at least DirectX 9 (most), while the screen resolution will be a minimum of 800 x 600 pixels. A curious detail is that Microsoft talks about consumer and Pro versions, but the only difference between them seems to be that one needs a screen of at least 8 inches and another of 7 inches.

Windows 10 minimum requirements for smartphones

Talking about Windows 10 for smartphones, the OS has gained compatibility with many modern mobile processors from Qualcomm, Intel and AMD. In this case the requirements vary a lot depending on the device, which makes sense.

A low-end smartphone that only needs 512 MB to function is not the same as one with a 25602048-pixel resolution screen (which will require 4 GB). The minimum storage is 4 GB Flash and the devices can have screens from 3 to 7.99 inches (since from there it is considered a tablet and carry the desktop version).

Of course Windows 10 will be compatible with most of the existing hardware and is yet to come, although in the case of smartphones many optional accessories will be required.

To update, the only way to do it is Windows Update will be if we have Windows 8.1 S14; otherwise we will have no choice but to use an iso image of the operating system. It is also confirmed that we will only be able to update to Windows 10 during the first year, and that neither Windows RT nor Windows Phone 8.0 will be able to update to Windows 10.

As we already knew, Windows 10 will arrive from the middle of the year, so there is less left to check these Windows 10 requirements first hand.

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