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New Windows 10 update will change hardware requirements for the first time since 2009

Question asked by kingfish on May 25, 2016
Latest reply on May 25, 2016 by black_zion

Quote: "Ever since Windows Vista launched in 2007, the minimum hardware requirements for Windows have remained mostly unchanged (Windows 7 slightly increased the required storage footprint from 15GB of HDD space to 16GB). Now, Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, which drops in roughly two months, will make three significant change for the first time in seven years."

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The capability underlines certain biometric security authentication procedures in Windows 10 and helps ensure that media playback on W10 devices is secured and can’t be pirated as easily. UEFI options to disable the TPM are not required.