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Is my PC Vista capable

By saif
Dec 5, 2006
  1. I hav 128MB Ram, 32MB gfx card, P4 1.70 ghz processor. So will I be able 2 run Vista?
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Not according to this.

    Minimum supported system requirements

    PCs that meet the minimum supported system requirements will be able to run the core features of Windows Vista with the basic user experience.

    Windows Vista Minimum Supported System Requirements
    Processor
    800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor1
    System Memory
    512 MB
    GPU
    SVGA (800x600)
    Graphics Memory
    -
    HDD
    20 GB
    HDD Free Space
    15 GB
    Optical Drive
    CD-ROM drive2
    Audio
    -
    Internet
    -
    1 Processor speed is specified as the nominal operational processor frequency for the device. Some processors have power management which allows the processor to run at a lower rate to save power.
    2 The CD-ROM may be external (not integral, not built into the system).

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. saif

    saif TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    wont my comp even run basic features of Vista?
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It says you need a minimum of 512MB of ram and you only have 128MB.

    In all honesty, Windows XP won`t run particularly well with only 128MB of ram.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. saif

    saif TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    wat if I add more 512 MB Ram? will it do without upgradation of the gfx card?
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It might, but you won`t be able to use all the eye candy.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I like "eye candy" Howard :) WindowBlinds is cool. Microsoft has a utility that runs on a system to see if it can run Vista. It is called "The Vista Advisor Tool"...
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    That's it Howard... The Advisor tells me that Halo, Nero, Norton and my Santa Cruz sound card are not compatible with Vista. Symantec has a beta Norton 360 program that is compatible. I'm running that beta right now...
     
  10. dustinl15

    dustinl15 TS Rookie Posts: 41

    From what I have experienced where I work. We have Vista Ultimate final release running on a few machines for testing purposes and when just sitting doing nothing, it uses about 500 MB RAM. I know its the Ultimate, so thats part of the reason, so I would say that you are not able to run it.
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    As this was true with XP when it was first released, eventually Vista will be MS's main OS world wide. Of course, I know XP will be around for a long time to come
     
  12. kittykat871

    kittykat871 TS Rookie

    definitely not... I wouldnt run Vista on anything under 2GB RAM but 4 is better!
     
  13. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    NO. Download the vista compatibility tool.
     
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