Versions of Windows 7


 Versions of Windows 7

With Vista we are used to seeing Windows marketed in a number of different versions : Home ( Basic and Home Premium) , for the office, to large companies and so on. To view the Server remains almost unchanged , with Microsoft that will push the use of only two editions: the Home Premium and Professional, respectively, for the home market and the professional . Other solutions (such as Basic, Starter , the Enterprise ) are devoted to specific market segments , such as the so-called “emerging markets” or companies that prefer to subscription contracts rather than individual licenses for the operating system.

 

Versions of Windows 7To date, the information we have on prices editions and versions available on the shelves are the following : The Professional version offers more than the Home Premium , the possibility Improve the performance of Windows 7 di connect to a domain, the remote control by Remote Desktop , the Center Notebook PC and the support of folder synchronization with a central server , the Ultimate version , unlike what happened with Vista, is not a ” super- Windows” with unique features, but the features on store shelves features that the Enterprise edition offers only to companies that buy licenses in volume : then encrypting drives with BitLocker , AppLocker application blocking and with the new technology for network communication Direct Access , which should make it easier to use of internal resources to a network by accessing it remotely. For anyone who has purchased a PC equipped with Windows Vista after June 25 , the transition to the same version of Windows Seven is free.
What still is not clear is whether Europe will come true disks upgrade, or if purchasing an upgrade license , however, you will not have to hand the disc “full” installation of Windows 7, for a technical reason : when there was talk of Windows 7E (the version without the browser, of which we speak in this same article) Microsoft stated that it could not create genuine issues of renovation to be distributed in Europe : the presence of Internet Explorer installed on the PC would have made it impossible to install Windows 7 in accordance with directives and European antitrust .

At the time of writing this article it seems that the versions of “E” have been declassified by the plans Microsoft , so we just have to wait for further developments . The only certainty is more of a technical nature : an upgrade of the real system can only be done from Vista Service Pack 1 , Windows XP users , but also those of Windows 7 Beta or Release Candidate ( versions maturing distributed free of charge by Microsoft) will still need to reinstall the operating system from scratch . Utility supplied As we have already said with regard to the interface , even at the level of utility and the programs included in the operating system compared to Vista , the situation has not changed much . There are always the traditional Windows tools , have been ” re-elected ” gadgets introduced with Windows Vista ( although there is no longer a sidebar in which to install them , you drag them directly on the Desktop , where you want to display them ) , and there i talked-about Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Media Player 12.

Seven View also inherits from the ” operations center ” . For example, the Center Notebook PC , useful resource for anyone who wants to install Windows on a notebook, allows you to keep under control by a single utility screen brightness , the state of charge of the battery , the use of external projectors , wireless connections the volume and synchronization with smartphones and PDAs . From the Network and Sharing Center , from which you can manage all aspects of the network connection on your computer: create new connections , fix existing ones and so on, all with the help of automatic procedures and routines for automatic configuration. It also reveals interesting the Windows Action Center , which allows you to configure some of the key security settings ( such as the use of firewalls) and to carry out some maintenance work such as resolution of problems not yet been reported to Microsoft or the execution of system backup.
The latter functions as a basic tool for creating images , and creates a disk other than the system a mirror copy of the operating system (be prepared to spend quite a lot ‘ of space to backup copies of the system are created without any compression data ) , so as to allow the recovery of the system in the event of serious malfunctions . If you are coming from Windows Vista probably will not have any trouble with acclimatization , for those who are still accustomed to XP will be pretty boring adapt to the new location and new names of certain commands and some dialog options. However, it is unusual to find that , often, the end of winding research are reached windows settings that remain virtually unchanged from different versions of Windows. For example, to stay on topic , the windows of setting the connection properties are becoming more user friendly, but when you want to actually change the IP address of a network card, we are faced with a dialog screen essentially unchanged ever since Windows 2000.

As for the online life , Windows 7 at installation time practically the only Internet Explorer 8, whose presence in the European versions of Windows was questioned until the last minute . Internet Explorer 8 we discussed at length in the past: this is the best browser ever signed by Microsoft, more attentive to web standards than its predecessors but still not to levels of excellence , or like many competing browsers .

As in pre-release versions of the system are no longer integrated in the ‘ basic installation of the system or Windows Mail (the successor to Outlook Express) or the Windows Live Messenger chat program if you want to use these and other Microsoft software you have to install them in part , by downloading from the website http://download.live.com the Live Essentials Suite. From the point of view multimedia , Windows 7 offers its users the Windows Media Player 12 and Windows Media Center. Media Player runs a wider spectrum of audio and video formats ( DivX Xvid , H.264 from audio to AAC : all acronyms are well known to the multimedia maniacs ), presents a more pleasant and modern graphics and built-ins for sending music stream within the local network , in addition with its functions of automatic cataloging of songs and direct connection to the Web , there is more and more as a strong alternative to iTunes.

 Versions of Windows 7

System Requirements To install Windows 7 32-bit

you must have :
• CPU 1 GHz
• 1 GB RAM
• 16 GB of disk space
• Video card with support for DirectX 9 and 128 MB of memory to run Aero
System Requirements To install Windows 7 64-bit

you must have :
• CPU 1 GHz
• 2 GB RAM
• 20 GB of disk space
• Video card with support for DirectX 9 and 128 MB of memory to run Aero