With Windows 7 Professional, fewer walls stand between you and your success. You can run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode and recover data easily with automatic backups to your home or business network. You can also connect to company networks effortlessly and more securely with Domain Join. With all the exciting entertainment features of Windows Home Premium, it’s a great choice for home and for business.
Simplify everyday tasks
Simplify your PC with new navigation features like Aero Shake, Jump List, and Snap.
Customize Windows to look and feel the way you like by changing themes and taskbar programs.
Easy to network (with or without a server).
Back up your complete system over a network.
Work the way you want
Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
Takes full advantage of 64-bit PC hardware and memory.
Windows XP Mode gives you the business flexibility you need.
Make new things possible
Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV with Windows Media Center
Watch your favorite DVD movies.
Includes integrated video and Dolby audio codecs.
- by David_W @Oct 14, 2009
Windows 7 system requirements
If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:
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
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Overall, I'm impressed with Windows 7. It seems very solid, is nice to look at, and does everything I need it to. I'm glad it's still available despite Windows 8 being the new de facto standard.
It's Windows pro.. If you're looking to buy it, you probably pretty much know exactly what to expect. I like it cause it's better than stupid Windows 8, and it's compatible with pretty much every game on the market. It's also able to handle a decent amount of hardware i.e 192 gb of RAM (although i'd never have that much).
I have been using this at work and at home. It is very stable and works quite fast. However, I have hated dealing with UAC, and have disabled it on all machines I use. I have also noticed that it uses a lot of memory.
Read reviews on Windows 8 and it looks like they screwed up in a number of areas. I'm building a computer which will be primarily used for Adobe CS6 and Lightroom 4 and I know Windows 7 works fine. Also, Microsoft has been following a simple pattern of creating a good OS followed by a bad one. The most recent looks like this: XP (Good), Vista (Sucks), 7 (Good), 8 (So far, looks pretty bad). I'll wait for Windows 9 before I'll consider upgrading to a new OS.
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