Upon the release of the beta of Windows 7 reqs, people have noted that it is not very much different on the requirements of its predecessor, Windows Vista. This then suggests that users who are already running Windows Vista are no longer required to spend an extra amount for a hardware upgrade to lodge Windows 7. Also, those users who have newly bought a machine adapted to Vista such as Home Premium, Ultimate Editions, and Business are able to run Windows 7 without meeting any trouble.
Fundamentally, beta of Windows 7 has minimum required specs according to Microsoft. These are 1 GHz 32 or 64-bit processor, 16 GB of free disk space, 1 GB of system memory; maintenance for DirectX 9 graphics with a memory of 128 MB, DVD-R/W Drive, and Internet access to download Beta and obtain updates.
According to the software giant Redmond Company, the mentioned specifications of requirements can still change during the phase of development process of Windows 7. The Company also added that the cited recommendations are definite for the beta release only.
Comparatively speaking, the minimum system requirements for Windows Vista Business/ Ultimate/ and Premium are 1 GHz 32 or 64-bit processor; 16 GB of free disk space, 1 GB of system memory, maintenance for DirectX 9 graphics with a memory of 128 MB, DVD-R/W Drive, and Internet connection to download Beta and obtain updates.
Anyhow, the users of Windows 7 beta said that this is still under development. And even though it slightly differs from Vista, this one is still viewed to be superior when it comes to performance.