Windows XP ModeRun many existing productivity and business programs designed for Windows XP – additional necessary software is available for download, free-of-charge from Microsoft.
Save Time and Money Resolving IT IssuesTake advantage of the powerful diagnostics and troubleshooters built into Action Center to resolve many computer problems on your own.
Interact with any Compatible Device Connected to Your ComputerDevice Stage makes connecting and working with devices easier than ever with a single interface to manage devices and run common tasks. Plus, the new Devices and Printers folder shows you everything connected to your PC, making it a handy way to check on a printer, music player, camera, mouse, or digital picture frame (just to name a few).
Connect Multiple PCs, with or without a ServerUse Domain Join to connect PCs quickly and more securely to your wired or wireless domain network.
Automatically Back up Your FilesProtect your data from user error, hardware failure, and other problems. You can back up your files to an external hard drive, secondary hard drive, writable CD or DVD, or to a network location.
Share Files across the Various PCs in Your HomeWith HomeGroup, it’s simple to share music, documents, printers, and everything else with the other PCs running Windows 7 throughout your house.
Learn more about the Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Professional
If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes: 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
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 Tablet PCs require specific hardware
HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7
DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive
Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM, an additional 15 GB of available hard disk space, and a processor capable of hardware virtualization with Intel VT or AMD-V turned on
Music and sound require audio output
Windows 7 Professional (includes 32 & 64-bit versions)
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.