Windows® 7 Ultimate N and KN
Get details about the N and KN versions of Windows 7 Ultimate, their significance and compatibility issues.
Windows 7 Ultimate is the latest Operating System Microsoft has introduced. The Windows 7 Ultimate Operating System requires at least 1 GHz 32 bit or a 64 bit processor, at least 1 GB of system memory, support for directX 9 graphics, 32 MB of graphics memory and at least 20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space for successful installation. As enhancements to Windows roaming features, Windows 7 Ultimate introduces cache mode, delta sync and additional limits on max folders. With the goal of being compatible with almost all applications and hardware devices, WWindows 7 Ultimate was intended to be a more focused incremental upgrade to the Windows line. Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN editions contain the same functionality as Windows 7. But these editions of Windows 7 Ultimate do not include Windows media related technologies.
The following points explain important aspects of the N and KN versions of Windows 7 Ultimate, their features, roles and system requirements:
- Windows 7 Ultimate N edition
- Windows 7 Ultimate KN edition
- System requirements
Windows 7 Ultimate N edition
Microsoft has introduced N editions of Windows 7 Ultimate along with normal Windows 7 Ultimate editions. Microsoft has also released Windows 7 Ultimate N, Windows 7 Professional N, Windows 7 Premium N editions and so on. Windows 7 Ultimate N editions are released by Microsoft due to the pressure from European commission that Windows media player should not be bundled along with Windows Operating Systems. This step by the European commission is to ensure that customers are not forced to use Windows media player for their media playing needs. They should be given a chance to choose their own third party media player software.
Windows 7 Ultimate KN edition
Windows 7 Ultimate KN Operating System version is made for the Korean market and does not include Windows media player or an instant messenger. These editions lack certain built-in features like media player, web browser, and messaging client. These functionalities can be restored through downloads from Microsoft. Microsoft offers Windows media player and Windows media center as a download entitled as ‘Windows media format feature pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN’ on their site.
Windows 7 Ultimate N and Windows 7 Ultimate KN editions handle more data and support larger RAM. These editions possess stronger security features and support applications written for the 64 bit system. To install N or KN versions of Windows 7 Ultimate, your computer have to satisfy some of the requirements like 40 GB hard drive with 15 GB free space, 1 GB of RAM, 64 bit processor with speed 1 GHz etc.
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