Is your PC ready for Free Windows 10? Know its Minimum System Requirements

With Windows 10 launch just around corner and now that you can reserve your Windows 10 copy for free provided you have Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows Phone 8 on your device, it’s important to know if your computer or device is ready for the most anticipated Windows version.

Windows 10 Installation on Virtual Machine

Windows 10 Minimum System Requirements for Free Upgrade

If your computer is running Windows 7 or Windows 8, then it automatically qualifies for Windows 10. Anyhow, here is the minimum system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Installed or Windows 8.1 update installed. If you have not yet installed it, then you can grab it: Click here for Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update.
  • CPU: 1 GHz minimum or faster
  • RAM: minimum 1 GB for 32-bit Windows 10 or 2 GB for 64-bit Windows 10
  • HDD Space: 16 GB for 32-bit Windows 10 or  20 GB for 64-bit Windows 10
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display: 1024×600 px minimum resolution.

Get Windows 10 App

Best way to check if your PC or tablet currently running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update, if it meets the requirements is by using ‘Check my PC’ in the Get Windows 10 app. If you are new to this app on taskbar, head over to our reserve Windows 10 article to find out how to get that Windows 10 app on taskbar.


Right-click on the icon and select Check your upgrade status.

Get Windows 10 App on Taskbar

Get Windows 10 App on Taskbar

Click on Check your PC.

Check your PC

Check your PC

The tool will let you know from hardware and software point of view if Windows 10 is fully compatible with your computer. For example, in our test Windows 8.1 PC, hardware is fully compatible, but Dolby app need to reinstalled after Windows 10 upgrade.

Windows 10 Compatibility

Windows 10 Compatibility

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Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.