Windows 8 installation guide for SSDs and HDDs

Windows 8 installation

Installation guide for SSDs and HDDs

SSDs normally won’t have the confusion and intense setup procedures. SSDs of modern day are much more reliable, all that a user is required to do is to change the SATA mode to AHCI in the BIOS/UEFI, install and you are done with it. Reinstalling your Windows 8 is highly recommended, instead of migrating or mirroring it from a HDD. Even though it consumes a bit more of your time, it will be worth in the end.  This article contains information regarding the same.

Minimum system requirements for Windows 8

Mentioned below are the minimum system requirements that your computer should meet to run Windows 8 on it.

  1. A Processor having speeds up to 1 gigahertz or faster.
  2. RAM with minimum 1GB space in for 32-bit edition and 2 GB for 64-bit edition.
  3. At least 16GB of hard disk space for 32-bit edition and 20 GB for 64-bit edition.
  4. Graphics card which supports Microsoft DirectX 9 or higher.
  5. If you are to use Windows 8 on a tablet, it should support multi-touch.
  6. For accessing Windows application store to download and run applications, you are required to have an active Internet Connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024*768.
  7. For snapping applications, your screen should support a resolution of at least 1366*768.

Things to know before going ahead with Windows 8 installation

  1. The entire process of Windows 8 installation and optimization can take anywhere between 10 min to 3 hrs depending up on the speed of your computer.

    Windows 8 installation

    Installation guide for SSDs and HDDs

  2. Windows can take up to 7-15 GB of memory.
  3. Make sure that you have backed up all the data which are important to you as all the data on your OS drive will be deleted.
  4. Also ensure that you have all the required drivers for your motherboard and other hardware devices.
  5. Programs installed in your previous installation drive will not be available on a new installation; you have to install them again even if installed on a different drive.
  6. Keep in mind that there is a possibility of you encountering issues regarding compatibility, so do be aware about that.

That’s all with the information regarding Windows 8 installation for SSDs and HDDs. Ciao!

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