There may also be additional requirements, such as a particular
display adapter, the amount of display adapter RAM, or a
permanent Internet connection to use the software.
Besides the generic minimum requirements, you would also be wise
to research compatibility issues before spending a lot of money on
an application. For example, some applications (particularly games)
have known problems with certain display adapters.
When judging whether you have enough hard disk
space, keep in mind that at least 15 to 20 percent of the hard disk
space should be left empty to ensure best performance. Don’t
assume that if your hard disk has 1 GB of space left on it, you can
install an application that requires 1 GB of space.
If your system barely meets the requirements in one or more
aspects, the application may install, but performance may suffer.
For example, the application may crash frequently, run slowly, or
have poor graphic or sound performance.
If you want to run an older application that is designed for a
previous version of Windows, you may find the Compatibility Mode
feature in Windows to be useful. This feature enables a newer
version of Windows to mimic an older version selectively when it
deals with an individual application. For example, an application
may require a lower display resolution than Windows 10 provides;
the Compatibility Mode feature can temporarily permit that lower
To start the Compatibility Mode troubleshooter in