Comparison of Windows® 7 Versions
Compare the feature of various versions of Windows 7.
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System released by Microsoft Corporation. A series of Operating Systems are produced by Microsoft for personal computers including business and home desktops, laptops, netbooks, media center PCs and tablet PCs. Windows 7 has the goal of being compatible with applications and hardware devices which Windows Vista was not at the time. Windows 7 is available in six different editions in which Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate editions are widely used. Remaining editions are focused at other markets such as the developing world or enterprise use. All the edition of Windows 7 includes all the features and capabilities of the edition below it.
Following lines explains the comparison between different versions of Windows 7:
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- Windows 7 Professional
- Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Home Premium edition comes with several new great features. Some of the communication features included in this edition is Bluetooth support, Internet Explorer, Windows connect now and view available networks feature. The edition has many entertainment features such as direct 11, games explorer, gadgets and Windows media player. Some of the safety and security features of Windows 7 Home Premium are restore, credential manager, parental controls, user account control, Windows defender and Windows firewall. This edition has both 32 and 64 bit versions and it also has multiple monitor support, peek, shake, snipping tool.
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Professional is the another version of the Windows Operating System versions. Professional version of Windows has all the new features of Windows 7 Home Premium version and also has some extra features like support for joining domains, Remote Desktop Connection, Windows XP Mode, Advanced Backup and Restore etc. Windows 7 Professional has some extra features for IT professionals as well like, Group Policy controls, Encrypting File System, Offline Folders, etc.
Windows 7 Ultimate edition contains all of the same features of Windows 7 Professional edition. But unlike the Professional edition, Ultimate edition is available to home users on an individual license basis. Some of the additional features included in this edition are bit locker, app locker, language packs, branch cache and virtual desktop Infrastructure enhancements. Windows 7 Ultimate edition provides an efficient support system and an easy to manage system.