What are the system requirements for running Windows Defender?

Microsoft Windows Defender is a free anti-malware program that is included in all versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. It was formerly known as Microsoft Security Essentials, and provides protection against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Windows Defender is designed to detect, remove, and prevent malicious programs from harming a computer’s system.

To run Windows Defender effectively, there are certain system requirements that must be met. Here are the minimum requirements for running Windows Defender:

Operating System: Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) with Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor

Memory: 512 MB of RAM

Disk space: At least 150MB of free space on the hard drive

For optimal effectiveness and performance of Windows Defender, it is recommended that users meet the following requirements:

Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 with Service Pack 1

Processor: 2GHz or faster processor

Memory: 1GB or more of RAM

Disk space: At least 250MB of free space on the hard drive

Additionally, users must also have an active internet connection as well as certain additional programs such as Microsoft Security Essentials or Microsoft Endpoint Protection. Users may also need to install drivers and software updates regularly to keep their system secure and updated.

In short, Windows Defender will run on computers that have at least the above minimum system requirements as specified by Microsoft. The system should have an up-to-date operating system, processor, enough RAM, and enough disk space. Additionally, users should ensure that they have an active internet connection and the necessary security programs installed. Keeping drivers and software updated is also recommended.