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Minimum system requirements for Halo 2 for Windows Vista
Date: June 05 2007 - Section About Halo 2 Vista
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INTRODUCTION

This article describes the minimum system requirements for Microsoft Halo 2 for Windows Vista.

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Halo 2 for Windows Vista requires a personal computer that meets the following minimum requirements.
Component Minimum system requirement
Operating system Windows Vista
Computer processor 2.0 gigahertz (GHz)
Memory 1 gigabyte (GB) or random access memory (RAM)
Hard disk space 7 GB of available hard disk space. The dedicated server and the map editor require more hard disk space.
Video card ATI X700 or Nvidia 6100 display adapter with 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM and the following features:
Pixel shader: 2 or higher
Vertex shader: 2 or higher
Windows Experience Index scores:
Graphics score: 3 or higher
Gaming graphic score: 3 or higher
DVD drive 32x speed
Sound Sound card, speakers, or headset
Pointing device Microsoft mouse or a compatible pointing device
Internet connection for online playNetwork adapter for LAN multiplayer gameplay
Broadband Internet access for Windows Live multiplayer gameplay
To determine whether your computer meets the minimum system requirements, use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool (Dxdiag.exe). To start the DirectX Diagnostic Tool in Windows Vista, click Start Start button , type dxdiag in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

User Account Control permission If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.


The hardware must pass a system check when you run the Setup program or when you run the game. If the hardware does not pass the system check, you receive one of the following error messages:
Error message 1
Halo 2 for Windows Vista has one or more compatibility issues on this computer:
The graphics hardware on this computer is not supported for use with Halo 2 for Windows Vista.
Error message 2
Halo 2 for Windows Vista has one or more compatibility issues on this computer:
The processor speed on this computer is too low to run Halo 2 for Windows Vista.
To upgrade the hardware components, contact the computer manufacturer. For more information about how to upgrade the hardware components, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/games/learnmore/videocard101.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/games/learnmore/videocard101.mspx)Additionally, you can compare the features of different hardware and the prices of different hardware. For example, visit the following Microsoft Web site, type hardware video cards in the Search box, and then press ENTER:
http://products.live.com (http://products.live.com)

Note
If you are using a notebook as the computer that meets the system requirements for Halo 2 Windows for Vista, use AC power. Alternatively, adjust the power settings in Windows Vista to High Performance. To do this, follow these steps:
1.Click Start Start button , type powercfg.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
2.Click High Performance.

Windows Experience Index

Halo 2 for Windows Vista is designed for computers that run Windows Vista with an overall Windows Experience Index score of 3 or higher. We recommend a Windows Experience Index score of 5.

To start the Performance Information and Tools utility in Windows Vista, follow these steps:
1.Click Start Start button , type performance information and tools in the Start Search box, and then pres ENTER.
2.Click Performance Information and Tools in the Programs list to view the Windows Experience Index score.
For more information about the Windows Experience Index, follow these steps:
1.Click Start Start button , and then click Help and Support.
2.In the Search box, type Windows Experience, and then press ENTER.
3.Click What is the Windows Experience Index.

Operating system

The game requires Windows Vista. If Windows Vista is not installed on the computer, you receive one of the following error messages:
This program requires Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
The process entry point CreatePorcessWithTokenW could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll.

Note
Halo 2 for Windows Vista will not run on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer. Halo 2 dedicated server will run on a Windows Server 2003-based computer.

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