Windows minimum hardware requirements

The specification defines the Windows minimum hardware requirements necessary to:

  • Boot and run Windows

  • Update and service Windows

  • Provide a baseline user experience that is comparable with similar devices and computers

The goal of this specification is to enable OEMs, ODMs, Silicon, and other component vendors to make early design decisions for devices and computers that will run Windows.

This specification does not provide compatibility and certification requirements for component and device that run Windows or implementation guidance for exceptional user experience. For Windows Hardware Compatibility Program requirements, policies, and Windows Lab Kits (HLK), refer to

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