Can someone please tell me what the minimum requirements for this programs are to run on a computer and whether they're essential?

Thanks heaps.

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A 5 second google search found the system requirements of 6 and 7 to be the top two results. 5 shouldn't be far away. Try these things yourself, it's not hard to check a search engine for this sort of thing.

As for how essential they are, I would say very essential. They are the minimum, so really you should be wanting higher specs than that.
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