Reply to post: Re: Needs 1GB RAM?

Can't upgrade, won't upgrade: Windows Mobile's user problem

Ken Hagan Gold badge

Re: Needs 1GB RAM?

Desktop Win10 runs in 1GB RAM fine. It insists on quite a lot more before it will let you install it, but after installation you can remove some of the RAM without penalty.

Microsoft's minimum system requirements are increasingly just fluff to encourage you to buy a new computer. It is a big change from 20 years ago when you had to double almost every parameter in the min spec to have a usable system.

Oh, and that "Program Files (x86)" folder would come in very handy if they ever dusted off their x86 emulator, written for RISC processors back when a top-end CPU had, er, some modest fraction of the CPU power of a modern low-end phone. ;)

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