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Windows 7 Home Premium
The best entertainment experience on your PC. Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, rewind, and record TV. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
Do you use your PC for work, run Windows XP programs, or require enhanced security? Consider Windows 7 Professional.
What is Windows 7?
Your PC, simplified. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks.
Faster and more reliable performance means your PC just works the way you want it to. And great features like HomeGroup and Windows Touch make new things possible. Get to know Windows 7, and see how it can simplify just about everything you do with your PC.
Why Choose Windows 7?
We know you love Windows XP?after all, you've been telling us that for years. With Windows 7, we used your feedback to make things even better. From switching between programs to recording TV, Windows 7 simplifies the way you use your PC?and the way your PC connects with the world.
If You're using Windows Vista,you know it has some great features, like Search. Feedback from customers helped us make Windows 7 even better. From switching between programs to recording TV, Windows 7 simplifies the way you use your PC?and the way your PC connects with the world.
So you want to find out how Windows 7 measures up to your current operating system?
Well, we designed Windows 7 based on customer feedback to incorporate hundreds of improvements, big and small. From switching between programs to recording TV, Windows 7 simplifies the way you use your PC?and the way your PC connects with the world.
Simplifies everyday tasks Windows 7 makes the basics easier than ever. With HomeGroup, it?s simple to share music, documents, printers, and everything else with the other PCs running Windows 7 in your house.
Better taskbar previews give you a great view of what?s open, and Jump Lists show you recent files with a single right-click.
Works the way you want It doesn?t matter how many neat tricks your PC can do if it?s not running as smoothly as you expect. So we designed Windows 7 to help your PC sleep and resume faster.
The new Action Center puts control over system messages where it should be: with you.
Windows 7 supports the latest advances in PC hardware, like 64-bit computing and multi-core processors, and improved memory utilization helps your hardware reach its full performance potential.
Makes new things possible Once you?ve got that simpler, faster PC, some cool new features would be great. Here you go: You'll be able to connect to networks?home, work, coffee shop?with a couple of clicks, and with Windows Touch (and the right hardware), you?ll soon be using your fingers to flip through files, work with pictures, and even ?paint.?
What does it take to run Windows 7?
Windows 7 System Requirements
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Additional requirements to use certain features:
Internet access (fees may apply)
Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware
For some Windows Media Center functionality a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required
Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware
HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7
DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive
BitLocker requires TPM 1.2
BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive
Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM, an additional 15 GB of available hard disk space, and a processor capable of hardware virtualization with Intel VT or AMD-V turned on
Music and sound require audio output
** Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware