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How to install Windows Developer Preview on less than 1GB RAM

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  • I have windows 7 installed on my computer and i want to get windows 8, but it wont let me. I have 768 MB installed  and i know windows 7 has min of 1GB . How can i install windows 8 without buying more ram?? i have no money right now..... :( 
    Thursday, December 1, 2011 2:01 AM

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  • The system requirements are listed below:

    System Requirements of Windows Developer Preview:

     

    ·         1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

    ·         16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    ·         DirectX 9 graphics 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

    ·         device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

    ·         Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch

    ·         To run Metro style Apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater

     
    However, since your system is running Windows 7, you might still be able to install the Windows Developer Preview. The functionality and speed may be limited since you don't meet the minimum requirements.

    Let us know if we can help.


    Marilyn
    Thursday, December 1, 2011 2:35 AM
    Moderator

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  • The system requirements are listed below:

    System Requirements of Windows Developer Preview:

     

    ·         1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

    ·         16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    ·         DirectX 9 graphics 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

    ·         device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

    ·         Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch

    ·         To run Metro style Apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater

     
    However, since your system is running Windows 7, you might still be able to install the Windows Developer Preview. The functionality and speed may be limited since you don't meet the minimum requirements.

    Let us know if we can help.


    Marilyn
    Thursday, December 1, 2011 2:35 AM
    Moderator
  • I can notcontinue installationif youdo not have agbof ram.Howdo I?
    Saturday, February 18, 2012 11:12 AM
  • On Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:12:01 +0000, Bryyo88 wrote:

    I can notcontinue installationif youdo not have agbof ram.Howdo I?

    Add memory until you have 1 GB or more. The minimum requirement is 1 GB.


    Paul Adare
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    http://www.identit.ca
    Hardware:  The parts of a computer system that can be kicked.

    Saturday, February 18, 2012 11:25 AM
  • I'm surprised that Microsoft doesn't set 512 MB or 768 MB as the minimum for Windows 8. Windows Vista will run on a PC with only 512 MB of RAM.
    Saturday, February 18, 2012 1:25 PM