Windows® 7 is the next-generation operating system from Microsoft, and from its user-friendly features to its expanded power to keep you connected, this latest version of Windows was built with you in mind.
Simplifies everyday tasks.
Windows® 7 makes the things you do every day faster and easier. With fewer clicks, faster searching,
easier browsing, and simpler ways to connect, there’s less between you and what you want to do.
Simple to use: Get around and get things done faster with simpler,
Easy to browse the web: Browse the web faster and easier with Internet Explorer® 8.
Easy to connect: Easily share printers and documents with multiple PCs on your home network and stay connected more easily when you’re away from home.
Easy to communicate and share: Communicating and sharing is easier with Windows 7 and Windows Live. Windows Live Essentials make e-mail, IM, and
editing and sharing photos and videos easier (with Windows Live Mail, Messenger, and Photo Gallery).
Works the way you want.
Windows® 7 is designed to make your PC faster, more secure, and more reliable
Faster and more reliable: Windows® 7 is designed to make PCs more reliable and responsive.
More secure: Improved security helps safeguard your PC and your privacy.
Compatible with you: Run many Windows® XP productivity programs and personalize your PC to be just the way you want it.
Makes new things possible.
With Windows® 7, you'll discover easy and exciting new ways to have fun and get things done with your PC.
Media on your terms: Use your PC as a TV or enjoy photos, music, and videos in more ways — at home and away from home.
Work anywhere: With Windows® 7, you can see and connect to available networks, including Wi-Fi, broadband, dial-up, and VPN, in just a few clicks.
New ways to engage: Windows® 7 makes PCs with touch screens easier and more intuitive to use.
Windows Media Center DVR Functionality
Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries.
Windows Media Center Internet TV
Internet access required. Free Internet TV content varies by geography. Some content may require additional fees.
Windows XP Mode
Windows XP Mode requires either OEM pre-installation or post-purchase installation of Windows XP Mode (which runs on Windows 7 Professional
or Ultimate) and a virtualization technology such as Windows Virtual PC. Both Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC can be downloaded from
www.windows.com/business/downloads. For more information on system requirements, go to www.microsoft.com/virtual-pc.
If you are upgrading from Windows XP, you will need to back up your files and settings, perform a clean install and then re-install your existing
files, settings and programs. Visit http://windows.microsoft.com/upgrade for more information.
This version of Windows is designed as an upgrade for Windows Vista. If you are upgrading from Windows XP, you will need to back up your files
and settings, perform a clean install and then re-install your existing files, settings and programs. Visit http://windows.microsoft.com/upgrade for more information.
Windows® 7 System Requirements:
1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1GB RAM (32-bit) / 2GB RAM (64-bit)
16GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20GB (64-bit)
DirectX® 9 graphics processor 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 Windows Tablet require specific hardware
HomeGroup requires a network and PCs with Windows 7
DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive
BitLocker™ requires TPM1.2; BitLocker To Go™ requires a USB Flash Drive
Music and sound require audio output
Windows XP Mode requires:
• Additional 1GB of RAM
• Additional 15GB of available disk space
• Processor capable of hardware virtualization, with Intel VT or AMD-V turned on
Some features in earlier Windows versions are not included in Windows 7. Download Windows Live™ Essentials to get similar programs including Windows Live™
Mail, Photo Gallery, Messenger and Movie Maker, for free at download.live.com.