System Requirements for Windows 10 Enterprise


System Requirements for Windows 10 Enterprise – If you want to upgrade your operating system to Windows 10 on your PC or tablet, you will need minimum hardware. In this short post you will get to know about the system requirements for Windows 10 Enterprise Edition. The important point to note here is Windows 10 Home users will receive updates from Windows Update automatically when it’s available. Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise users will have the ability to postpone updates. The amount of time that Windows 10 Pro users can postpone updates is limited. If your PC or tablet is currently running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update, you can check to see if it meets the Windows 10 requirements by using ‘Check my PC’ in the Get Windows 10 app.

Windows will uninstall your application and enable Windows Defender if your antimalware subscription is not active. Microsoft Cortana which is most talked about is only available on Windows 10 for the United States, United Kingdom, China, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain for now. This may be made available to rest of the countries very soon.

System Requirements for Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows 10 Enterprise works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 8.1:

Processor: 1 GHz or faster or SoC
RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Free hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Display: 800×600

Few additional requirements :-
1) The upgrade-ability of a device has factors beyond the system specification. This includes driver and firmware support, application compatibility, and feature support, regardless of whether or not the device meets the minimum system specification for Windows 10.

2) Windows Hello requires specialized illuminated infrared camera for facial recognition or iris detection or a fingerprint reader that supports the Window Biometric Framework.

3) Two factor authentication requires the use of a PIN, biometrics (fingerprint reader or illuminated infrared camera), or a phone with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capabilities.

4) To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multi-touch.

5) Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database.

6) BitLocker requires either Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2, TPM 2.0 or a USB flash drive.

7) Client Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and additional 2 GB of RAM.

8) Miracast requires a display adapter which supports Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.3, and a Wi-Fi adapter that supports Wi-Fi Direct.

9) Wi-Fi Direct Printing requires a Wi-Fi adapter that supports Wi-Fi Direct and a device that supports Wi-Fi Direct Printing.

10) To install a 64-bit OS on a 64-bit PC, your processor needs to support CMPXCHG16b, PrefetchW, and LAHF/SAHF.

11) InstantGo works only with computers designed for Connected Standby.

12) Device encryption requires a PC with InstantGo and TPM 2.0.

13) A Microsoft account is required for some features, and Internet access (ISP) fees might apply.

Upgrade Editions

If you are planning to upgrade your operating system to Windows 10 then the good news is Microsoft offers upgrading like-to-like editions of Windows. For instance, if you are using Windows 7 Home Premium, you’ll upgrade to Windows 10 Home.

Windows 10 Upgrade Options
Windows 10 Upgrade Options

Windows 10 Product Lifecycle

Lastly I want to mention that every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported. Let’s take a look at the Windows client OS lifecycle.

Windows Client OS Lifecycle