To get a quick overview of the differences, you can always go to the following page from Microsoft: I find their comparison a bit too simplified and not very clear cut, especially if you want to know all the extra features of each version.
Home Premium Here are the various points about Home Premium: For starters, Windows 7 Home Premium is only supported until January By contrast, Windows 7 Professional is supported until January Oddly, Windows 7 Ultimate is only supported until January also. Max memory for Home Premium is 16 GB. Professional and higher can support a max of 2 CPUs.
Home Premium cannot backup to a network location only local backups. Professional and Ultimate can backup to the network. Home Premium can only be a client for Remote Desktop can only be connected to from another machine.
With Professional and Ultimate you can use Windows as a host for remote desktop and connect to other machines. Home Premium and above all support HomeGroups Professional In addition to the points mentioned above, Professional also has the following features and services: Support for Dynamic Disks. This allows software implementation of RAID, which could be useful for a system with multiple hard drives.
Encrypting File System — Allows for filesystem-level encryption. Not as secure as BitLocker, which is only available in Ultimate. This edition was available pre-installed on computers, especially netbooks or Windows Tablets, through system integrators or computer manufacturers using OEM licenses. Home Basic, along with other editions sold in emerging markets, include geographical activation restriction , which requires users to activate Windows within a certain region or country.
It was available in both bit and bit versions. It's also available in both bit and bit versions. Volume license keys can be used to activate multiple installations of the software without any mechanism such as a product activation mechanism checking the total number of installations. The license for the software will place restrictions on the use of the key.
Typically, the license will limit the key to a fixed number of installations which must only be within the licensee's organization and also place the licensee under an obligation to keep a record of the number of installations, keep the key confidential and possibly even require that the licensee organization makes itself available for a software licensing audit to verify that its use of the key is within the terms of the license.
Upgrade editions[ edit ] In-place upgrade from Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 to Windows 7 is supported if the processor architecture and the language are the same and their editions match see below.
Windows Easy Transfer can assist in this process. The difference between these SKUs and full SKUs of Windows 7 is their lower price and proof of license ownership of a qualifying previous version of Windows. Same restrictions on in-place upgrading applies to these SKUs as well.
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