Latest Versions of Windows® 7
What are the different versions of Windows 7? What are its features?
The various editions of Windows 7are designed in such a way that each version has all the features of the previous editions plus something extra that makes that edition unique. You can use the Anytime Upgrade feature to purchase a serial key over the net and upgrade your existing Windows 7license to a more advanced edition. The Windows 7 Starter edition is designed for basic computing tasks and is optimized for less powerful machines. You would not find Windows 7 Starter at the retail stores as it is only shipped pre-installed with new notebook computers worldwide. Windows 7 Home Basic is not a limited edition as the starter edition but it would be only sold in developing countries like India, China, and Philippines with the new computers. Then, the Windows 7 Enterprise edition which is just like Windows 7 Ultimate but it is designed for businesses that go for volume licensing. The basic requirements to run Windows 7 are 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit),16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit),DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver.
The different version of Windows 7 and there features are discussed below:
- Windows 7Home Premium
- Windows 7Professional
- Windows 7Ultimate
Windows 7Home Premium
Windows 7Home Premium is for home consumers.Windows 7Home Premium edition includes Windows Media Center to help you play a wide variety of multimedia formats and there is a built-in DVD maker to create DVD movies or for burning files and disc images to CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs directly from Internet Explorer. Home Premium comes with a backup utility which can create full system images. This feature is very useful in retrieving files that you may have just deleted or changed accidentally.Windows 7Home Premium can support up to 2 physical processors with unlimited cores, and up to 16 gigabytes of RAM.
Windows 7Professional includes all the features ofWindows 7Home Premium, and some advanced networking features. The Location Aware Printing feature lets you choose different default printers for different networks and is useful for people who use the same laptop in multiple locations like at work and at home.
Windows 7Ultimate includes all the features of Windows 7Home Premium and Professional and some extra enterprise and security related features. Windows 7 Ultimate also lets you use multiple languages on the same system. The enterprise features include Federated Search ,to search across network drives, Direct Access, to access corporate e-mail servers, shared folders, or Internet websites securely without connecting to a VPN and BranchCache, to caches local copies of content from Web and file servers to improve performance and a system that lets you run UNIX applications on Windows.
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