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Windows 7 Comparison

Buying Guide

If you’re trying to decide which Windows 7 version is for you, look no further. This Windows 7 Comparison Chart outlines the features of each edition so you can decide which is right for you. Simplify the things you do every day. Pin frequently used programs and files to your start menu for easy access, and get where you want to go faster with Jump Lists. Easily create and share – movies, files and printers – among multiple PCs across your home network. Watch free TV shows on the internet with the consistent and viewable Windows Media Center. Working on the go? Easily find Wi-Fi, Mobile Broadband and other available networks no matter where you are. If there are some older applications that don’t run on Windows 7, Windows XP Mode is one of the many features included in the Professional version. You can even bounce back and forth between 35 languages with the Ultimate Edition. For a full list of features in each edition, see the comparison chart below.

Microsoft Windows 7 Comparison

Home Premium


Improved Desktop Navigation
Start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find your most used documents
Make your web experience faster and safer with Internet Explorer 8
Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV on your PC
Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup Check Mark
Run many existing Windows XP programs seamlessly in Windows 7
Location Aware Printing
Join a Domain & Group Policy Controls
Remote Desktop Host
Backup and Restore lets you back up to a home or business network
Encrypting File System
Transparent caching and offline files enhancement
Help protect data on your PC and portable storage devices with BitLocker
AppLocker lets you specify what software is allowed through flexible Group Policies
DirectAccess gives mobile users access to corporate networks without a need to VPN
BranchCache decreases the amount of time to download files across the network
Work in the language of your choice and switch between any of the 35 languages
Enterprise Search Scopes
Direct Boot from VHD

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