Windows 8.1 Preview System Requirements Revealed

The Windows 8.1 Preview is arriving on June 26th and will be unveiled at an event in San Francisco known as the Microsoft Build Developer Conference. This event will last from June 26th to June 28th and Microsoft are expected to unveil some interesting things there.

According to a leak by Winclub.Pl the system requirements of Windows 8.1 will be identical to Windows 8. Or as Microsoft likes to put it, Windows 8.1 “works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 8”. For the Windows 8.1 RT Preview it requires a Windows RT capable device with at least 10GB of storage space. The desktop version on the other hand needs the following:

  • CPU/Processor: 1 GHz or faster
  • RAM: 1 GB for the 32-bit version or 2 GB for the 64-bit version
  • HDD: 16 GB for the 32-bit version or 20 GB for the 64-bit version
  • Graphics: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

So as long as you can run Windows 8 then Windows 8.1 will be identical, which was kind-of to be expected although there were probably a lot of people who were hoping for a “lighter” running operating system that would be easier to run.

Stay tuned to eTeknix for more details about Windows 8.1 and other Microsoft products as we bring you all the coverage from the Microsoft Build Developer Conference next week.

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