With Windows 7's official launch next Thursday, one thing that hamstrung Windows Vista's corporate acceptance early on will likely not be a problem this time around.

It's the classic problem of needing to upgrade hardware and software to support a new or updated version of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows -- but this time, not so much.

That's because, whereas only half of corporate PCs met the minimum system requirements to run Vista when it debuted in early 2007, currently 88 percent of corporate PCs meet the minimum requirements for Windows 7, according to a new study by IT solution provider Softchoice.

Additionally, some 65 percent of current corporate PCs meet "optimal" system recommendations to run the new system.

 

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