If you are planning an upgrade to Microsoft Windows 8 you will need to consider if you have enough memory. To run Windows 8 at a basic level of operation, Microsoft recommend 1Gb for the 32bit version and 2Gb for the 64bit version. Although this will allow you to run Windows 8 on your system, as with any product, meeting the minimum hardware requirements does not necessarily maximise performance. This is because computer memory is needed for almost every aspect of a PC and as Windows 8 is built for multitasking and multimedia applications, the memory becomes an even more important piece of hardware. So how much memory do we suggest for Windows 8? Well it would be easy for us to say install the maximum your machine can take, but that would be the obvious answer. Realistically around 4Gb will be enough to keep most home and small business users happy, whilst enthusiasts and users running memory intensive applications will most likely upgrade their machines to the maximum.