Windows Vista upgrade guide

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 30 2007 @ 21:51 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Engadget published an upgrade guide for Windows Vista. The first part is about software and the second part takes a look at the hardware side.

Here's a short snip:
Sure, anyone can hit up Microsoft's Vista Upgrade Advisor to get a sense of whether their XP-based box can hack it under Vista's additional load; and yes, we all know by now that any PC with an 800MHz processor, 512MB of memory, and DirectX 9-capable graphics qualifies for the coveted "Vista Capable" designation. But what exactly is Vista doing with all that silicon? And more importantly, what does better hardware buy you? Here, we break down Vista's hardware-dependent features line by line to find out what they are, what they need, and what they mean for users so if you do want to upgrade (or buy new), you'll know exactly what to buy.

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