System requirements for installing Windows 10

Sep 22, 2020 4:56 pm
by Alex

These are the basic requirements for installing Windows 10 on a PC.

Processor:1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster compatible processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit 
Hard drive size:32GB or larger hard diskNote: See below under “More information on hard drive space to install or update Windows 10” for more details.   
Graphics card:Compatible with DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Display:800×600
Internet Connection:Internet connectivity is necessary to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features. Windows 10 Pro in S mode, Windows 10 Pro Education in S mode, Windows 10 Education in S mode, and Windows 10 Enterprise in S mode require an internet connection during the initial device setup (Out of Box Experience or OOBE), as well as either a Microsoft account (MSA) or Azure Activity Directory (AAD) account. Switching a device out of Windows 10 in S mode also requires internet connectivity. Learn more about S mode here.

There may be additional requirements over time for updates, as well as requirements to turn on specific features within the OS.