To be able to install Windows, either install Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, the system requires minimum or at least hardware specifications so that computers and laptops can be used correctly and adequately. In addition to the system of specifications (system requirements) of hardware (hardware), it is also pronounced the recommended system for computers and laptops. This system specification is relative, depending on the user requirements matched with the type of application program used.

To find out the brief specifications of a laptop and computer, do the steps below. Click Image / Icon Windows (very bottom left) or click start, run on Windows XP, then type in the search box “dxdiag” (without quotes) then ENTER.

Here there is not a lot of main information about the computer type, namely “System Manufacturer” to use the Brand and “System Model” for the model/type, even though there are some Windows drivers found. Note the Brands and models for easy downloading / searching for suitable drivers on the internet.

Cause Windows cannot be installed

  • Cause 1: Differences in 32 bit and 64-bit Hardware Processor Specifications.
  • Cause 2: Hard Disk Settings (Compatible or Enanched or AHCI) in the BIOS Menu.
  • Compatible: Settings in the BIOS Menu can be used for all types of windows.
  • Others: Computer and Laptop Boot Settings.

Every computer and laptop used has a 32-bit and 64-bit hardware specification system. The 64-bit version of the device has some times better capabilities than the 32 bit, and of course, the price is not much higher.

This hardware system is also matched with the Windows installer application system. For example, to install Windows 7 64 bit, it is required in accordance with hardware that is 64 bits too, because if installed on 32-bit equipment, automatically the computer and laptop cannot be installed Windows.

But the 32-bit Windows installer can be installed on 64-bit hardware, because 64-bit devices have skills above 32 bits and many users generally use the 32-bit version of Windows installer, both Windows XP, 7, 8 and 8.1.

Minimal Computer and Laptop Specifications System

The following is the system specification of the computer hardware and laptop so that Windows can be installed, both Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10:

Minimum hardware specifications for Windows XP

  1. The following are the minimum specifications for installing Windows XP.
  2. Processor: Speed ​​233 Megahertz (MHz) (Pentium 3) or higher.
  3. RAM: 384 Megabytes (MB).
  4. Hard disks: 2.5 GB empty or more.
  5. VGA (Display): Video adapter with 64 Megabyte memories.

Recommended for Windows XP

  1. Processor: Speed ​​of 1 Gigahertz (GHz) or higher.
  2. RAM: 1 Gigabyte (GB) or higher.
  3. Hard disk: 20 GB and above for the Windows system.
  4. VGA (Display): Video adapter with memories of 512 Megabytes (MB) and above.

Windows hardware minimum specifications 7, 8, 8.1

The system specifications for Windows 7 and Windows 8 are almost the same. The following are the minimum specifications for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 to be installed.

  1. Processor: Speed ​​of 1 Gigahertz (GHz).
  2. RAM memory: 1GB 32-bit and 2GB 64-bit.
  3. Hard disks: 16 GB 32-bit and 20 GB 64-bit.
  4. Graphics (Display) Memory: 256MB.

Recommendations for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1

  1. Processor: Speed ​​of 2 Gigahertz (GHz) or higher.
  2. RAM memory: 2 Gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) and 4 GB (64-bit).
  3. Hard disks: 30 GB (32-bit) and 40 GB (64-bit) or larger.
  4. Graphics (Display) Memory: 512MB or higher.

Minimum hardware specifications for Windows 10

The Windows 10 specification system is the same as Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.