Requirements (Industry 8)

February 18, 2016

Review the minimum hardware requirements to run Windows Embedded 8 Industry (Industry 8).

You can install and run Windows Embedded 8 Industry (Industry 8) on devices that meet or exceed the following hardware requirements.

  • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor*
  • 1 GB of system memory (x86) (2 GB recommended for x64)
  • 16 GB of free space on the hard disk (HDD) or flash-based Solid State Drive (SSD) (20 GB recommended for x64)
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
  • At least one of the following bootable media types:
    • Bootable DVD-ROM drive
    • Bootable USB 2.0 port and a USB Flash Drive (UFD) with 5 GB of free space (7 GB for x64) or access to a local network
  • BIOS that supports Windows Preinstallation Environment 4.0 (Windows PE 4.0)
  • Additional requirements to use certain features:
    • A tablet or monitor that supports multi-touch to use touch features
    • A screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 to run Windows 8 apps
    • A screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768 to snap Windows 8 apps

*Prior versions of Windows Embedded, including Windows Embedded 7, 8 and 8.1 products, have limited support when running on new processors and chipsets from manufacturers like Intel, AMD, NVidia, and Qualcomm. For more information, please see the Support Lifecycle FAQ.