What is Windows 7?
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 Windows Media Center 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
Windows 7 Professional
Everything you need for work and home
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.
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. Windows Search frees you from the chore of hunting through folders and subfolders to locate your stuff. 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. 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.”
Easier to use
- Simplify your PC with new navigation features like Aero Shake, Jump Lists, 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
Faster and more flexible
- 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
Best PC entertainment experience
- Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV with Windows Media Center
- Watch your favorite DVD movies
- Includes integrated video and Dolby audio codecs
- 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