Windows 10 Version 1809 Is Here But Can Your PC Run It? (Checklist)

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Originally posted on October 2 

Microsoft surprised everyone with an early release of Windows 10 October 2018 Update. You can update your machine to the latest Windows 10 version 1809 through Settings or download ISO files directly from here.

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The latest Windows 10 October 2018 aka Version 1809 is the last of the two major feature updates planned for 2018. Version 1809 follows the April 2018 Update with performance and some minor design improvements. Excited to get your hands on the newest version of the operating system? This is potentially the first ever Windows 10 version that has been made available to everyone at the same time. But, before jumping on the installation process, make sure your machine can actually run it.

While this update isn't as exciting as the April 2018 Update that brought in several features, including the highly anticipated Timeline and Game Bar improvements, there are still several features and improvements that the October 2018 Update promises. From dark theme for File Explorer to the incredibly helpful "Your Phone" app that will sync your Android and iPhone to your Windows machines to easily shares notifications, messages, and photos, there is a lot to get excited about this new Windows 10 version.

If you want to experience the newest Windows 10 version, take a look at this checklist of minimum Windows 10 1809 system requirements.

Windows 10 1809 system requirements stay the same as the previous OS versions

Following is the complete checklist of all the minimum hardware requirements so you know what your computer should have before you install Windows 10 October 2018 Update. (Internet access is also required.)

RAM 1GB for 32 bit,  2GB for 64 bit
Hard disk space 16 GB for 32 bit, 20 GB for 64 bit
CPU 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
Screen resolution 800 x 600
Graphics Microsoft DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver

It should be noted that the company hasn't updated this checklist for a long time now and continues to suggest that all the machines with the above specs should be able to run the latest Windows 10 version perfectly. In an email to Wccftech, the company assured that the minimum specs remain the same.

The Windows maker, however, does include several "notes" informing users that the small storage devices may face issues during the process due to limited space. While your device may meet this checklist, there could still be firmware, driver and application compatibility issues if you are using a device that is barely meeting the requirements. (You can check more details here)

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Considering the above, this "official" checklist shouldn't be taken as a guide to help you get support for specific programs or more demanding experiences as there might be some compatibility issues, especially with the Windows Mixed Reality demands. Back with the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft had recommended at least 4GB of RAM and at least a 4th-generation Intel processor.

But, if you don't want to try any fancy new features, your machine should run Windows 10 October 2018 Update just fine as long as it meets the above minimum system prerequisites. Happy to get the new Windows 10 update? What features are you looking forward to the most?

- Direct Download Windows 10 1809 ISO Files (64-bit / 32-bit)

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