Vista System Requirements

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I downloaded Vista RC1 from Microsoft's website. I have the below system configuration:--> Processor: 2.4 Ghz--> RAM : 384 MB--> HDD : 40GB--> DirectX : 9.0b--> Onboard Graphics--> Have DVD-RW DriveAre these configurations enough to run and instal Vista as an operating system in my PC.Plz tell me.......
 
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Hardly,you might be able to run,but it wont be usable and i doubt if u can enable aero interface.

Hardware requirements for a Vista Capable PC are a modern processor with a speed of at least 800 MHz, 512MB of system memory, and a graphics processor that is DirectX 9 capable.

A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC has a good deal more requirements. It must have at least a 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 1GB of system memory, 128MB of graphics memory, 40GB of hard drive capacity with 15GB free space, a DVD-ROM drive, audio output capabilities, and Internet access capability.

It also needs a graphics processor that runs Windows Aero, which Microsoft defines as a DirectX 9 class graphics processor that supports a Windows Display Driver Model Driver, Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware, and 32 bits per pixel.

The graphics processor for Aero also must meet the following requirements for graphics memory: 64MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor less than 1,310,720 pixels; 128MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor at resolutions from 1,310,720 to 2,304,000 pixels; or 256MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor at resolutions higher than 2,304,000 pixels.[/b]


In addition to speed up the whole things up, NAND/flash memory on platform (like intel robson) or hdd (hybrid drives).
 
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512MB RAM required . And vista might take over previous installed os i.e. previous os may not be available to restore .vista beta / rc1 is recommended only for testers .
 
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u sud be able to run vista.....but wudnt be able to enable aero.(but dont know whether it will allow u to install with 384Mb ram)it wont take over ur previous system(do a clean install).PS: vista will install directx 10 for itself
 
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vista RC1 needs a PC with 512 meg ram.for aero you would need a pretty decent graphic card.
 
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will ATI X1600 Pro Graphic card suitable enough to run aero?