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Windows Essentials 2012 system requirements


Windows Essentials 2012 requires the following:

  • Operating system. 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 7, or 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 8, or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Processor. 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 support. SSE2 is supported on Pentium 4 processors or newer, and AMD K8 processors or newer.
  • Memory. 1 GB of RAM or higher
  • Resolution. 1024 × 576 minimum
  • Internet connection. Online services require dial-up or high-speed Internet access (provided separately—local or long-distance charges might apply). High-speed Internet access is recommended for some features.
  • Graphics card. Windows Movie Maker requires a graphics card that supports DirectX 9.0c or higher and Shader Model 2 or higher. For DirectX 9 hardware on Windows 7, go to Windows Update.

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Additional requirements

  • Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker require some features of DirectX 10, which might be installed for you if they're not found on your computer.


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Article ID: 11526 - Last Review: Jun 30, 2016 - Revision: 9

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