The future operating system of Microsoft, Windows 8, will work on Windows 7 computers.
During the Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 (WPD) held until July 14 in Los Angeles, Microsoft has made multiple ads. Among the most important include those for Windows 8. Tami Reller, who is Vice President, corporate and financial Director, said that Windows 8 will “be able to run on a wide range of machines because it will require the same requirements even less” than Windows 7.
This is “normal” since Microsoft plate on a version of Windows 8 for ARM processors, less powerful. With the power of the processor on the computer or the Tablet, Windows 8 will have the ability to adapt to propose a more or less greedy interface.
Attention however. The Vice President well spoke of a “wide range”, suggesting that some machines will not be able to support the upgrade to Windows 8.
Microsoft also announced that there are more than 400 million Windows 7 licenses that have been sold between October 2009 and July 2011. Except for surprise, the 500 million units should logically be achieved before the end of the year.
-60 million licences sold to December 31, 2009
-90 million in March 2010
-150 million in June, 2010
-240 million in October, 2010
-300 million in January, 2011
-350 million end April 2011
-400 million early July 2011
It took 21 months to Windows 7 to reach 400 million against 51 months for Windows XP, whereas it took 18 months for Windows Vista for 180 million.
Your machine will be ready to move to Windows 8! The minimum system requirements for Windows 7 is: processor 32 or 64-bit of 1 GHz, 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) RAM, 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) hard disk drive and DirectX 9 compatible graphics card.
It should have more information, including on the technical specifications, Build Conference for developers expected from 13 to 16 September 2011 in California.
Microsoft President Steve Ballmer said that 100 million licenses Office 2010 elapsed between June 2010 and July 2011, or 3 licenses per second
(Source: Windows IT Pro, Digitaltrends.com and BetaNews)