Windstream Changes Minimum System Requirements for DSL Internet Service

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  • Written on: January 30th, 2007

Windstream has announced that they will be updating the minimum system requirements for a PC to connect to DSL or DSL lite. Now you must meet the following minimum system requirements to receive support on connection problems from Windstream:

  • Windows 2000, XP, or Vista
  • 300 MHz or Faster Processor
  • 128 MB of RAM Memory
  • 100 MB of Available Hard Disk Space

These requirements are still considered VERY low, especially when new PCs are coming with multiple processors and Gigabytes of memory these days. The more important thing to know about through this transition at Windstream is that they are releasing new connection management software that will be compatible with Windows Vista.

The current version of the Windstream connection software is not compatible with Vista, and the company will not have an updated version of the software available until March 2007. This is a prime example of why we recommend users wait at least one month before upgrading to Vista from XP. This will allow companies like Windstream to catch back up with software that has been properly tested and patched for Vista.

Windstream has said that they will be including paper instructions with the outdated CDs that will be shipped throughout February. These instructions will help Vista users connect without the assistance of the connection management software.

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