Does Windows 8 need more memory than Windows XP?
Question by Dhaval Kaneriya /

I want to use Windows 8. I use Windows XP. I have 250GB hard disk and 2GB RAM. Would there be any problem if I used Windows 8?

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  • Jagbir Sembhi

    no doesn’t really matter and it depends how many programs are running.

  • Ahmed Musani

    32 bit requires 1 gb,
    64 bit requires 2gb so it should work fine.

  • Âdil Farôôq

    Runs fine on your PC as you told the specification.

  • Kulwinder Rouri

    May be you can install Windows 8 if you have 2GB RAM, but check other requirement for Windows 8.

  • Fawad Mirzad

    Here is link to microsoft website.

    For windows 8:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/system-requirements
    For windows xp:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314865

  • Fawad Mirzad

    yes it do requires more ram and processor.
    For runiing xp you need.
    Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)
    At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)
    At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
    Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600)or higher resolution
    For windows 8 you need
    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
    Although if you are in windows 7 then windows 7 and 8 has same requirements.

  • josemon maliakal

    minimum of 1 gb ram

  • Ray Randall

    YES.
    Do not go by “recommended” amounts. If you have less than 4 gigs of Ram Windows 8 will be a sluggish nightmare! 8 min. is what you really want

  • Ahamed Yaseen

    Windows xp earlier version (i.e win xp sp1 ) needs only 256 mb ram… But later version (xp sp3) need 1gb requirement….

    Your configuration is fine… You can use windows 8….

  • Abba Jee

    Yes , it need more memory than windows xp because it uses more ram than windows xp os

    • Alan Wade

      @Abba Jee
      “Yes , it need more memory than windows xp because it uses more ram than windows xp os ”

      Do you actually believe what you have written? Do you know what memory is?

    • Abba Jee

      @ Alan Wade
      “Do you actually believe what you have written? Do you know what memory is?”
      Yes sir, I do believe in each word i have written up there, Yes I know what memory is,specially when concerning computers , Computer memory can refer to many types of memory within a computer, but, typically, it refers to random access memory (RAM). It is physically found on computer chips that are inserted onto the computer’s motherboard. RAM is electronic, rather than mechanical; that is, it does not have moving parts and therefore data access to it is very fast. Modern computers often have somewhere between 256 MB (megabytes) and 2 GB (gigabytes) of RAM, although there are, of course, computers with more or less RAM. RAM is also volatile, meaning that it gets lost when the computer is switched off.

      I do also believe in :-
      The minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP Home Edition are:

      Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)

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      At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)
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      At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
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      CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
      Keyboard and a Microsoft Mouse or some other compatible pointing device
      Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600)or higher resolution
      Sound card
      Speakers or headphones
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      If you want to run Windows 8 on your PC, here’s what it takes:

      Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
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      RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
      (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((YOU HAVE TO NOTE IT))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
      Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
      (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((YOU HAVE TO NOTE IT))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
      Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
      Thank You :)
      best regards :)

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