You've been thinking about installing Windows 7 Beta 1 now that it's totally available to anyone. Well, here's Gizmodo's complete guide to grabbing, installing and playing with Windows 7-it's (mostly) painless, so no excuses!
Are You Ready?
First thing's first-you might be tired of XP, but can your computer handle Windows 7? Probably! Here are the minimum requirements:
• 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
• 1 GB of system memory
• 16 GB of available disk space
• Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (to enable the Aero theme)
• DVD-R/W Drive (actually not necessary)