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PC & laptop System Requirements

You cannot run a virtual machine with only 512MB RAM in your PC or laptop and achieve successful results. A minimum of 1GB of RAM is required.

BIOS & CPU Requirements:
1. Your PC or laptop BIOS must provide support for virtualization and must have at least a dual core CPU if you want to run standard resolution Windows games smoothly. All other regular programs like Microsoft Office run perfectly on a single core processor running Linux and a Windows VM, but If you run Windows games inside a virtual machine that only has one processor it will be slow and you will not be satisfied. This is because games require more processing power than regular software programs do.

2.  You cannot run high end 3D graphics Windows games or Movie Studio quality HD Editing software inside ANY virtual machine, including the Robolinux Stealth VM. These graphics hungry programs require full access to your large and expensive graphics card. Instead you must set up a dual boot system. ie. Windows runs standalone in its own partition and Linux runs standalone in its own partition as well. Then you choose which one you want to boot up: Windows or Linux.

3. Your PC or laptop must have been manufactured within the last 8 years (2006 to 2014)

Please note:  Some older PC's & laptops have a BIOS that do not support virtual machines or need to be updated or flashed. Please contact your Hardware Manufacturer if you need help because your PC or laptop's BIOS is not working with Virtualization.

For a PC or laptop with Windows XP:
You need a minimum total of 1GB of RAM in your Windows XP machine. i.e. Use 512MB of RAM for Linux and 512MB of RAM for the Windows XP virtual machine called a "VM". If you have 2GB of RAM in your machine then use 1GB of RAM for Linux and 1GB of RAM for the Windows XP VM.

For a PC or laptop with Windows 7:
You need a minimum total of 3GB of RAM in your Windows 7 machine. i.e. Use 1GB of RAM for Linux and 2GB of RAM for the Windows 7 virtual machine "VM". If you have 4GB of RAM in your machine then use 1GB of RAM for Linux and 3GB of RAM for the Windows XP VM.




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