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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.
Codrut Nistor,

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
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.