A brand new feature update is simply around the corner, as Microsoft is anticipated to finalize the introduction of Windows 10 19H2 sometime this month.
In other words, we’re just a few days away from the moment the RTM build is signed off, with Microsoft then focusing exclusively on last-minute polishing ahead of the public launch.
As per the typical release schedule, Windows 10 19H2 is expected to ship to production devices beginning with October.
Windows 10 19H2 won’t be a major release, but a rather light one, as Microsoft will focus totally on under-the-hood improvements and just minor additions here and there. But still, it’ll be a recommended update for those devices on Windows 10.
Judging from the listing of system requirements, all systems already running Windows 10 May 2019 Update will be able to run Windows 10 19H2 just smoothly, as there’s no difference in this regard.
Which makes total sense. Considering that Windows 10 19H2 doesn’t bring a significant number of additional features, there’s no reason in raising system requirements – such changes typically occur when additional features that are heavier on resources are added to feature updates.
In other words, the Windows 10 version 19H2, or Windows 10 version 1909, the machine requirements are the following:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
Hard disk drive space: 32 GB for both 64-bit and 32-bit OS
Video card: DirectX 9 or later
Display resolution: 800 x 600, the absolute minimum diagonal display size for the primary display of 7-inches or larger
As WinAero notes, the storage increase that happened in Windows 10 version 1903 is used with 19H2 as well due to reserved storage.
Is my Windows 7 PC able to run Windows 10 19H2?
Windows 7 will get to the end of support on January 14, 2020, and Microsoft is now encouraging users to upgrade to Windows 10 prior to the time comes, thus ensuring their devices continue getting security updates.
Because Windows 10 19H2 will be the current release when Windows 7 is pulled, many users will wonder whether their devices can run this new edition of Windows 10 or not. In theory, practically all Windows 7 computers will be able to run Windows 10 19H2 smoothly, as there are only small changes in system requirements.
Fundamental essentials hardware requirements for Windows 7:
Processor : 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 16 GB available hard disk drive space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics card: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or more driver
When you compare these specs with the ones for Windows 10, the only real big difference concerns the space for storage, which was increased in this latest release to cope with the most recent feature additions. Other than that, system requirements are virtually exactly the same, which means you shouldn’t notice any substantial slowdown when installing Windows 10 19H2, especially if your system isn’t a low-spec configuration.
Obviously, if you want to make the most of Windows 10’s capabilities you’re have to new hardware, such as a dedicated camera that works with Windows Hello for biometric authentication. Additionally, a touchscreen is needed for touch input, and Windows Ink requires a stylus.
Microsoft hasn’t yet shared the release date of Windows 10 19H2, but it shouldn’t take too long before the go-ahead is given for the rollout to production devices.