Microsoft Windows Vista

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Windows Vista was released to the general public on January 30, 2007.   Note: The release date of Windows Vista comes more than five years after the release of Windows XP, Microsoft’s current consumer and business operating system.  This was the longest time span between major releases of a Windows operating system.

A Windows OS with a New Look!

Windows Vista, was intended to be an upgrade to Windows XP and Win 2000.  While it did have many new features, this version gave computer users an overall better experience and a dramatic new look.

Windows Vista Hardware Requirements

Processor 800 MHz 1 GHz

Memory 512 MB RAM 1 GB RAM

Graphics Card DirectX 9 capable DirectX 9 capable GPU with Hardware Pixel Shader v2.0 and WDDM Driver support

Graphics Memory N/A 128 MB RAM up to 2,756,000 total pixels (e.g. 1920 × 1200) or 512 MB+ for greater resolutions such as 2560×1600[38]

HDD capacity 20 GB 40 GB

HDD free space 15 GB 15 GB

HDD type Normal Normal, but hybrid flash memory/hard disk drive recommended

Other drives N/A DVD-ROM

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