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Windows Hardware Requirments

Policies

System Hardware Requirements and Recommendations

By Joshua T. Hogle

Applies To

  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Windows XP Professional

Summary

This page contains the list of PC hardware that is required for support on specific operating systems. In addition to the required hardware, there are some recommended configurations for each of the operating systems. In order for any system to be considered for support by ECN, it MUST meet the minimum requirements for that particular operating system.


Windows 2000 Professional

Below are the minimum requirements for systems running Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.

  Required Minimum Recommended Minimum
Processor Intel Pentium II 300MHz (or equivalent) Intel Pentium III 450MHz (or equivalent)
Memory 128MB 256MB
Hard Disk 10GB (5400RPM) 20GB (UDMA/66, 7200RPM)
Video Adapter 2MB PCI adapter 4MB PCI adapter
Monitor 15" capable of 640x480@60Hz 17" capable of 1024x768@60Hz

 


Windows 2000 Server

Below are the minimum requirements for systems running Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server.

  Required Minimum Recommended Minimum
Processor Intel Pentium III 600MHz (or equivalent) Intel Pentium III 800MHz (or equivalent)
Memory 256MB 512MB
Hard Disk 10GB (5400RPM) 20GB (UDMA/100 or SCSI U2W, 7200RPM)
Video Adapter 2MB PCI adapter 2MB PCI adapter
Monitor 15" capable of 640x480@60Hz 15" capable of 640x480@60Hz

 


Windows XP Professional

Below are the minimum requirements for systems running Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

  Required Minimum Recommended Minimum
Processor Intel Pentium III 300MHz (or equivalent) Intel Pentium III 450MHz (or equivalent)
Memory 256MB 256MB
Hard Disk 10GB (5400RPM) 20GB (UDMA/100, 7200RPM)
Video Adapter 2MB PCI adapter 8MB PCI adapter
Monitor 15" capable of 640x480@60Hz 17" capable of 1024x768@60Hz

 


Bundled System Support

The bundled systems listed below are supported by ECN. Divergence from these bundled systems may result in reduced or no support. If you have questions about a particular machine, please be sure to consult with your site specialist or by sending mail to software@ecn.purdue.edu.

  Manufacturer Model(s) Supported
Desktop Systems DELL Optiplex Series: GX110, GX115, GX150, GX240, GX400, GX1p
Laptop Systems DELL Latitude Series: All models
Server Systems DELL PowerEdge and PowerVault Series: All models

 


Additional Support Notes

  • The Professional versions of Windows support only 1 or 2 processors.
  • Slower hard disks will GREATLY affect system performance when the system has 128MB of memory or less in it.
  • All hardware in a system MUST be on the corresponding Windows Hardware Compatibility List.

Last modified: 2012/10/25 15:32:5.473935 GMT-4 by john.a.omalley.1
Created: 2007/12/05 11:12:48.661000 US/Eastern by adam.m.gallick.1.

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