Learn about the difference between the different versions of Windows® 7
Give a comparative study of the different versions of Windows 7
Windows 7 operating system is available in six different editions. They are Windows 7 Starter Edition, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate edition. Among the six versions, the most popular ones are the Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional and the Windows 7 Home Premium editions since they are available at retail. All the editions support the 32 bit processing except for Windows Starter Edition which supports 64 bit processing. The Windows 7 Home basic edition may not be available in 64 bit version, but can be obtained from Windows. Users have various options while using the operating system. To meet the needs of the various users, the OS are released in different editions. Some editions limit the features that are present on other editions, while some features are common for all the editions.
The difference between the different editions of Windows 7 are discussed below:
- Common features in the editions
- Comparison of the overall performance
Common features in the editions
The most important feature that is included in all the editions is the 32 bit support for processing. Windows 7 has features like Jumplists, Pin, Snap etc in all the editions. The connectivity option included in them support the current hardware and software components. The back up and restore functionality are also included. Personalizing options are also present on all the editions.
The 64 bit processing is supported on all the editions except the Windows 7 Starter. The backup utility on the network is absent in Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 7 Home Premium editions. The HomeGroup feature cannot be created in the Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic editions. Users can only join in the HomeGroup functionality. Multiple monitors are not supported on the Windows 7 Starter edition. The RAM size, physical support of the CPUs etc is also less in the Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 7 Starter editions.
Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 7 Starter editions support a limited number of features compared to the other editions. The Windows 7 Ultimate edition includes a large number of features. The Windows 7 Starter edition simplifies the user's tasks as the edition is more responsive. Windows 7 Home Premium is the edition that fulfills the entertainment needs of the users. The user can be more secure and productive with the Windows 7 Professional edition due to the efficient tasks offered with the edition. The most powerful edition among the Windows 7 editions is the Windows 7 Ultimate which has the maximum number of features among all the editions.
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