- 64-bit version – Only the OS
- 32-bit version – Only the OS
- 64-bit version with developer tools
Processor: 1GHz or faster 32-bit or 64-bit processor
RAM: 1GB (32-bit) or 2GB (64-bit)
HD Space: 16GB for 32-bit (or 20GB for 64-bit)
Some of the Features removed in Windows 8
- The Start button has been removed, although it is still accessible as a hotspot in the lower left corner of the screen.
- The Start menu has been removed in favor of a full screen interface called the Start screen.
- Start screen lacks the "Recent Documents" menu.
- The Aero Glass theme which has been featured in Windows Vista and Windows 7 has been removed from Windows 8 in favor of a Metro-style theme.
- The command bar is no longer present, as it has been replaced by a new Ribbon User Interface.
- Windows Media Center will no longer be included by default in any version of Windows 8, but will be available as an add-on.
- Windows Media Player will no longer provide DVD playback functionality, although DVDs will still be playable in Windows Media Center if it is purchased separately.