Is Windows 7 compatible with systems that have only 512MB of RAM?

Aatif December 18, 2011
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Is Windows 7 compatible with systems that have only 512MB of RAM?

  1. Josh
    August 5, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Yes, it will work, however i would only use it for word processing, web browsing and the like.

  2. Anonymous
    December 18, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Microsoft recommends a minimum of 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit versions of the operating system and a minimum of 2 GB for 64-bit versions. If you plan on taking advantage of the Windows XP Mode feature, you should bump those requirements up to include an additional 1 GB of RAM.

    if you look to this post apparently you can boot fine with onĀ  512MB but then to wotk properly, surfing the net....? perhaps you need more ram

  3. FIDELIS
    December 18, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Hello, maybe windows 7 can run with the memory you mentioned....It would be an unpleasant experience though.......To be really sure that windows 7 can run in your system, download and run the following tool. It will let you know if 7 can run or what changes you can make in your system to be able to run it. It will also tell you what software installed in your computer can run with windows 7:

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=20

    the following are the requirements:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/products/system-requirements

  4. Jeff Fabish
    December 18, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Windows 7 can run with less memory available, but in this day & age, there is no reason to have anything less than two gigabytes of ram. The bare minimum should be 256kb and the max for a 32 bit installation is 4GB (you can have more, but it's not usuable). For a 64 bit installation, you can have 200gb.

  5. Jay
    December 18, 2011 at 4:00 am

    According to windows : NO.
    1 gb for 32 bit
    2 gb for 64 bit

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/system-requirements

  6. Dave Parrack
    December 18, 2011 at 3:51 am

    In a word, no. Microsoft states the minimum specs as 1Gb RAM, 2Gb for 64-bit.

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