Microsoft updates Windows 10 hardware requirements

Microsoft Windows 10 Start menu, Windows 10 screen size limits May 2016 change
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Windows 10 desktop now requires at least 2 GB RAM, but Microsoft also approved 7-inch tablets and up to 9-inch Windows 10 Mobile devices.

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Back in the summer of 2015, Microsoft launched Windows 10 for desktop devices and stated that the smaller screen size for this operating system is 8 inches. Those who wanted to run Windows on smaller devices had to settle for Windows 10 Mobile, which only offered support for screen sizes below 8 inches. Now, the Redmond giant has decided to adjust these requirements, as well as a few others.

After the latest adjustments, the screen sizes allowed by Windows 10 desktop and Windows 10 Mobile overlap in the 8-inch area. Now, Windows 10 Mobile can run on devices with screen sizes up to 9 inches, but Windows 10 desktop can be loaded without problems on any device with a screen size of at least 7 inches.

Even more, Windows 10 desktop now requires at least 2 GB of memory. Back at launch, this operating system only required 1 GB RAM. Windows 10 Mobile, on the other hand, needs at least 1 GB RAM to run properly, according to Microsoft.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-05-24 (Update: 2016-05-24)
Codrut Nistor
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