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Windows 7 Editions by Sam C. Chan

Last Updated: February 1, 2012  Last Reviewed: January 27, 2015

   Starter Home
Basic
Home
Premium
Professional Enterprise/
Ultimate
User Interface
Windows Search
Back-up & Restore
Action Center
Device Stage
Taskbar Live Previews  
Fast User Switching  
Aero Glass & snap/peek/shake    
Multiple Monitors  
Multi-touch and handwriting support    
Multimedia          
Windows Media Player
Enhanced media streaming + Play To
Windows Media Center    
DVD Video Playback and authoring    
Networking
Create ad-hoc wireless networks  
Internet Connection Sharing  
Homegroup Join
Create a Homegroup    
Location aware printing      
Domain Join      
Group Policy Controls GPEDIT/SECPOL.MSC      
Remote Desktop Host      
BranchCache        
IT Administration
User Management MMC      
Advanced ACL      
Local Group Policy MMC      
Telnet    
Security & Hardware Support
Maximum Memory (x86/x64) 2G/na 4G/8G 4G/16G 4G/192G 4G/192G
Max # of CPUs (not cores/threads) 1 1 1 2 2
Windows Back-up & System Image
Advanced Back-up (to UNC)      
Encrypting File System (EFS)      
BitLocker & Bitlocker To Go        
AppLocker        
Boot from VHD      
DirectAccess (ipsec vpn, rem mgmt)        
Miscellaneous
MUI Language Packs (35)        
End-of-Life (EOL) mainstream Jan 2015 Jan 2015 Jan 2015 Jan 2015 Jan 2020
End-of-Life (EOL) extended n/a n/a n/a Jan 2020 Jan 2025?
  • All editions include IE8, Windows Media Player 12, Windows Defender and Wireless support.
  • Starter edition for netbooks. Restricted to: 2G, 1024x768 resolution, unlimited tasks, no x64, zero server session (SMB client-only), OEM-only.

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