Vista Readiness Test Results

Test Your System Minimum Recommended
Operating System   Checking...

Vista can only be upgraded from Windows XP.

Versions Information
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Vista can only be upgraded from Windows XP.

Versions Information
Memory   Checking...

Vista requires at least 512MB of RAM.

Upgrade Memory

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Your PC may slow to a grinding halt if it doesn't have at least 1GB of memory under Vista.

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Processor (CPU)   Checking...

Vista requires at least a 800MHz processor.

Upgrade your CPU

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Microsoft recommends a 1GHz processor for good performance.

Upgrade your CPU

Hard Disk Space   Checking...

Vista requires a 20 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free hard disk space.

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Microsoft recommends at least a 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free hard disk space.

Upgrade Hard Drive

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Vista requires at least a 800x600 screen resolution.

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Vista requires at least a 800x600 screen resolution.

CD/DVD Drive   Checking...

Microsoft requires a CD-ROM drive.

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Vista will primarily be distributed on DVD.

Video Memory   Checking...

Vista requires a video card.

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Vista requires a minimum of 128MB of video memory.

Upgrade Graphics

Results  
Minimum Requirements: The minimum requirements in order to run Windows Vista Basic. We do not recommend that anyone try to upgrade to Vista with the basic specifications.

Recommended: We believe these specifciations are the minimum to take advantage of Vista's advanced features such as the Windows Aero.

For more information on Windows Vista, see our Window's Vista market research and Rob's blog: Vista: Ram Guzzler