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System requirements for Windows Vista
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For a Windows XP version of this article, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 314865. For a Windows Server 2003 version of this article, see Knowledge Base article 814617.
This article lists the recommended minimum hardware requirements for Windows Vista. This article also lists the operating system requirements to upgrade to Windows Vista.
This article contains information about the recommended minimum hardware requirements for Windows Vista. Hardware requirements vary for the different releases of Windows Vista.
Recommended minimum hardware requirements for Windows VistaThe following list describes the recommended minimum hardware requirements for basic functionality of the different editions of Windows Vista. Actual hardware requirements will vary, depending on system configuration and on the programs and the features that you install. If you install Windows Vista over a network, additional hard disk space may be required.
Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate
Some product features are only available in certain editions of Windows Vista and may require advanced or additional hardware. For more information about these product features visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/footnotes.mspxFor more information about how to install Windows Vista Beta 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918884/ )How to install Windows Vista
Article ID: 919183 - Last Review: December 19, 2012 - Revision: 4.0