Windows® 7 and Windows® XP® Software
Get to know more about the software of Windows 7 and Windows XP.
Before buying a new copy of Operating System (OS) you should compare each version to see which one is right for you. Microsoft Windows was the first OS to provide consumers with a software platform to run applications. Microsoft expanded its line of operating systems by introducing Windows XP for home users and business. Windows XP includes technical support for business users and it increased usability with music, movies and communication for the home users. Windows 7 is the advanced version of Windows XP and it includes features such as desktop personalization, improved multitasking capabilities, increased security, Windows touch, extended battery life for laptops, improved window navigation and an improved user interface. Windows XP mode acts as a preconfigured solution for those who have installed Windows 7 and want to support the old Windows XP drivers.
Following lines compares Windows 7 and Windows XP operating systems:
- Windows 7
- Windows XP
Windows 7 is the higher version of Microsoft Windows XP. Installing a new copy of Windows 7 Operating System will clean up your computer system and improve the overall system performance. Windows 7 includes several versions such as Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate Edition. The Professional Edition of Windows 7 allows for better networking capabilities on a business network and is a step up from the Home Edition version. One of the special feature included in Windows 7 is the XP mode, it allow you to install and use programs that run on the Windows XP platform but not on the Windows 7 Platform.
Microsoft often releases large updates for Windows by combing many new features or security fixes in a single package. The updated are commonly called as updates. Windows XP Service Pack 2 resolves a number of problems with the operating system. It improves the speed of reading and modifying files on shared network storage devices. Additionally Windows XP resolves an issue with the hibernation feature on computer systems with large amounts of memory. Windows XP makes it simpler for the computer system to connect to wireless networks.
The minimum system requirements for Windows 7 operating system are much higher than for Windows XP operating system. Windows 7 requires a processor at least four times faster than the Windows XP's minimum requirements and almost eight times as much RAM memory. Windows 7 has the significant speed upgrade options over Windows XP with equal hardware configurations. Windows 7 includes a lot of new features that XP such as touch screen support, Windows media center etc.
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