8. Windows 10 minimum requirements

If you’re already running any of the versions of Windows 10, then the release that you’re planning to install is likely to be compatible with your hardware configuration. However, if you’re about to upgrade an older computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you want to make sure that the device meets the minimum hardware requirements.

These are the minimum requirements to install the Windows 10 November 2019 Update and later releases:

Processor: 1GHz or System on a Chip (SoC)

Memory: 1GB for 32-bit or 2GB for 64-bit

Storage: 32GB for 64-bit or 32-bit

Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver

Display: 800×600

How to check computer specs using Settings

To check some of the basic tech specs, such as processor, memory, and the current version of Windows 10, you can use the Settings app to view this information with these steps:

1. Open Settings.

2. Click on System.

3. Click on About.

Check the Device specifications section to find out the device name, processor, installed memory, system architecture, and if the device includes support for touch and pen.

Windows 10 device specifications view

5. Check the Windows specifications section to determine the edition of Windows 10 (Home, Pro, Enterprise, or Education), version number, the date when the feature update was installed, and the current build number (the number after the period indicates the quality update version).

Windows 10 OS specifications

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