Sunday, December 12, 2010

Difference Between Windows 7 Multiple Versions

Hello Friends,Today i want to know give you some information about Difference between Windows 7 Multiple Versions. This Question comes in every one's mind that "WHY MICROSOFT LAUNCHED DIFFERENT VERSIONS AS THEY WAS ALSO ABLE TO LAUNCH A SINGLE PRODUCT WITH ALL FUNCTIONALITIES"?

So, the answer is very simple my friends. Every one not afford the Windows 7 full version i.e Ultimate which have full functionalities in it & cost much money to a simple Home Based User.So Microsoft provide us the different range of Windows 7 Funtionalities products. I hope you all understand that why Microsoft Launched Different Versions of Windows 7. Now iam defining the Difference between these Windows 7 Multiple Versions.

1. Windows 7 Starter:
                            Windows 7 Starter is available from retailers and on new computers installed by manufacturers. It does not support or include the Windows Aero user interface, DVD playback, Windows Media Center, IIS Web Server, or Internet Connection Sharing. You cannot join a computer with this edition of Windows to a domain. This edition does not support enterprise features such as Encrypting file SYSTEM, AppLocker, DirectAccess, BitLocker, Remote Desktop Host, and BranchCache. This edition supports a maximum of one physical processor.

2. Windows 7 Home Basic:
                           Windows 7 Home Basic is available only in emerging markets. It does not support or include the Windows Aero user interface, DVD playback, Windows Media Center, or IIS Web Server. You cannot join a computer with this edition of Windows 7 to a domain. This edition does not support enterprise features such as EFS, AppLocker, DirectAccess, BitLocker, Remote Desktop Host, and BranchCache. This edition supports a maximum of one physical processor. The x86 version supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM, whereas the x64 version supports a maximum of 8 GB of RAM.

3. Windows 7 Home Premium:
                          Windows 7 Home Premium is available from retailers and on new computers installed by manufacturers. Unlike the Starter and Home Basic editions, the Home Premium edition supports the Windows Aero UI, DVD playback, Windows Media Center, Internet connection sharing, and the IIS Web Server. You cannot join this edition of Windows 7 to a domain, and it does not support enterprise features such as EFS, AppLocker, DirectAccess, BitLocker, Remote Desktop Host, and BranchCache. The x86 version of Windows 7 Home Premium supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM, whereas the x64 version supports a maximum of 16 GB of RAM. Windows 7 Home Premium supports up to two physical processors.

4. Windows 7 Professional:
                          Windows 7 Professional is available from retailers and on new computers installed by manufacturers. It supports all the features available in Windows Home Premium, but you can join computers with this operating system installed to a domain. It supports EFS and Remote Desktop Host but does not support enterprise features such as AppLocker, DirectAccess, BitLocker, and BranchCache. Windows 7 Professional supports up to two physical processors.

5. Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate Editions:
                          The Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate editions are identical except for the fact that Windows 7 Enterprise is available only to Microsoft's volume licensing customers, and Windows 7 Ultimate is available from retailers and on new computers installed by manufacturers. The Enterprise and Ultimate editions support all the features available in other Windows 7 editions but also support all the enterprise features such as EFS, Remote Desktop Host, AppLocker, DirectAccess, BitLocker, BranchCache, and Boot from VHD. Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate editions support up to two physical processors.

Some peoples worried about their Computers that new Windows 7 will run on their System Perfectly or Not! So iam writing the System Requirments of Windows 7 in the following lines.

Windows 7 Hardware Requirements:

Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic have the following minimum hardware requirements:

1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
512 MB of system memory
A 20-GB (x64) or 16-GB (x86) hard disk drive, traditional or Solid State Disk (SSD), with at least 15 GB of available space
A graphics adapter that supports DirectX 9 graphics and 32 MB of graphics memory

Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions have the following minimum hardware requirements:

1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 GB of system memory
A 40-GB hard disk drive (traditional or SSD) with at least 15 GB of available space
A graphics adapter that supports DirectX 9 graphics, has a Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) driver, Pixel Shader 2.0 hardware, and 32 bits per pixel and a minimum of 128 MB graphics memory


So, thats all from now. I hope you all like my post & now been cleared from all confussions about Windows 7 Versions, Specifications & System Requirments.

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