Knowledge Base

What are the differences between Windows 7 Versions?

Windows 7
Home Premium
Windows 7
Professional
Windows 7
Ultimate

Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation.

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Start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often.

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Make your web experience faster, easier and safer than ever with Internet Explorer 8.

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Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV on your PC.

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Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup.

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Run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode.

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Connect to company networks easily and more securely with Domain Join.


Domain Join

If you use your PC at work, and your company uses a network, there's a good chance you'll need this feature to use the network.

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In addition to full-system Backup and Restore found in all editions, you can back up to a home or business network.

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Help protect data on your PC and portable storage devices against loss or theft with BitLocker.


BitLocker

If you've got information on your PC that you need to protect, you can help prevent theft or loss by using BitLocker data encryption to put a virtual lock on your files.

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Work in the language of your choice and switch between any of 35 languages.

With Windows 7, handwriting recognition is faster and more accurate, and in Windows 7 Ultimate, supports more languages—including breakthroughs for East Asian writing systems.

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