Updated | Windows 7 version differences


Updated to reflect the “3 concurrent programs” for “Starter Edition”


                                               











































































































































































































































































































































Key Features


                     


Windows 7 Starter


Windows 7 Home Basic (EM only)


Windows 7 Home Premium


Windows 7 Professional


Windows 7 Enterprise/ Windows 7 Ultimate


Improved Windows Taskbar & Jump Lists


v


v


v


v


v


Windows Search


v


v


v


v


v


Join a HomeGroup


v


v


v


v


v


Windows Media Player


v


v


v


v


v


Back-up & Restore


v


v


v


v


v


Enhanced Media Playback


v


v


v


v


v


Action Center


v


v


v


v


v


Device Stage


v


v


v


v


v


Enhanced home media streaming, including Play To


v


v


v


v


v


Bluetooth support


v


v


v


v


v


Fax & Scan


v


v


v


v


v


Basic “inbox” games


v


v


v


v


v


Credential Manager


v


v


v


v


v


Application Capabilities


Unlimited


Unlimited


Unlimited


Unlimited


Unlimited


Live Thumbnail Previews from Taskbar


 


v


v


v


v


Fast User Switching


 


v


v


v


v


Create ad-hoc wireless networks


 


v


v


v


v


Internet Connection Sharing


 


v


v


v


v


Multi-monitor support


 


v


v


v


v


Windows Mobility Center (w/o presentation settings)


 


v


v


v


v


Aero Glass & advanced Windows navigation


 


 


v


v


v


Aero Background


 


 


v


v


v


Windows Touch (Multi-touch and handwriting support)


 


 


v


v


v


Create a HomeGroup


 


 


v


v


v


Windows Media Center


v


v


v


Remote Media Streaming


v


v


v


DVD Video playback and authoring


v


v


v


Premium “inbox” games


v


v


v


Snipping Tool, Sticky Notes, Windows Journal


v


v


v


Windows Sideshow (Auxiliary Display)


v


v


v


Location Aware Printing


v


v


Domain Join & Group Policy Controls


v


v


Remote Desktop Host


v


v


Advanced Back-up (Network & Group Policy)


v


v


Encrypting File System


v


v


Windows XP Mode


v


v


Windows Mobility Center – Presentation Mode


v


v


Offline Folders


v


v


BitLocker & BitLocker To Go


v


AppLocker


v


DirectAccess


v


BranchCache


v


MUI Language Packs


v


Enterprise Search Scopes


v


VDI Enhancements


v


Boot from VHD


v


 


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